Tapan Mahapatra and Mukesh Tirkoti are the men behind the Tapasya restaurant brand, which includes the Tapasya restaurant on Beverley Road, and Tapasya Catering. The new signature restaurant is set to open in September this year.
Overlooking Hull Marina and aptly named Tapasya @ Marina, the new restaurant will offer Tapasya’s signature cuisine and style using seasonal ingredients. The restaurant will be just yards from Humber Street, the heart of a new waterside urban village.
The owners are investing £1m in the restaurant and its opening will create 30 jobs for the area, as well as helping to put Hull on the map as a culinary centre.
Tapan Mahapatra, founder of Tapasya, said: “Our latest investment is a clear sign we are making a strong commitment to support and stimulate the regeneration of the Fruit Market area and promote tourism in Hull ahead of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, of which we are strong advocates.
“We’re excited by the vision for the renewal of the Fruit Market and the substantial investments that are being made to make the area a thriving place of culture, creativity and commercial activity.
“We believe the Fruit Market is the perfect place for more local people and visitors to the city to enjoy Tapasya’s unique dining experience.”
The announcement is the latest vote of confidence in the exciting rejuvenation of the Fruit Market area, which is being driven forward by the joint venture company formed by regeneration leader Wykeland Group and residential developer Beal Homes, in partnership with Hull City Council.
The development partners have revealed their vision for the £80m regeneration of the Fruit Market as “a unique, vibrant, cultural quarter where people live, work and play”. The creation of an urban village includes new and refurbished commercial, retail and leisure space centred on Humber Street.
David Donkin, property director of Hull-based Wykeland, said: “We’re delighted Tapasya’s owners are bringing their admired brand and refined dining experience to the Fruit Market.
“Tapasya fits the bill ideally for our vision for the Fruit Market as a place featuring high-quality independent operations offering a diverse and complementary leisure and retail experience, supported by a rapidly-growing commercial community.”
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