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Eliza Munawar’s restaurant on Belle Avenue in Christchurch, pictured in March this year, will soon open to the public.
The new hotel owners, who work from a Victorian mansion inherited in Christchurch, plan to open their restaurant to the public next month.
Francesca Vuza and James Sumner – known for Christchurch’s Marrow and Francesca’s Italian kitchen restaurants – will work in hotels and restaurants. Newly upgraded city mansion for resale.
“> Value, repair and upgrade of Eliza’s estate on Bailey Avenue.
Voza said the estate was currently used as an eight-room shop, which she wanted to continue.
But the restaurant in the hotel will be renamed Meru and will be open to the public, not just hotel guests.
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“We just want everyone in Canterbury to be able to use it, it’s an amazing building,” Vuza said.
The restaurant will serve the same breakfast and lunch menu. Oxford Terrace Marrow Restaurant Voza and her husband are already running Sumner.
“We’re very popular in Marrow for breakfast and brunch, so you’ll be able to make the same offer on Belle Avenue,” Vuza said.
Vuza said the mall in Munawar will also open in the evening (unlike its Oxford TC counterpart), but will serve a tasting menu based in Canterbury.
The 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes dramatically changed the landscape of Christchurch, with many heritage buildings lost.
Executive Chef Liam Summers and Head Chef Cameron Woodhouse will work between the two marrow restaurants.
Woza said she hopes to open a new restaurant in the second week of October.
He said that although the Cove 19 epidemic was not very good for hospitality, it focused on taking care of the local economy.
“There are a lot of people in Christchurch who still go out,” he said. “We put all our energy into just thinking about what the people of Christchurch would like.”
Woza said she is attracted to Eliza’s estate for her inheritance. “We really like the architecture and the old buildings,” he said.
The manor was created in 1861 and has one. Decorative interior and heritage list..
The home has been used for many years as a children’s home, school boarding house, maternity hospital, a complex of flats, and a restaurant and function place.
Wuza said the Zhang family, which bought it in 2016, did a lot to restore it. He said it was a labor of love for him.
“They’ve worked hard for us.”
The Zhang family worked with Lime Global’s Fred Rahim and Jack Lin on rehabilitation.
Vuza and Sumner have partnered with Lime Global to own and operate the estate.