Corby’s newest restaurant is opening tonight - and the owners are hoping their unique mix of locally-sourced produce and upcycled furnishings will attract diners looking for something different.
TJ’s Meatshed will open in the unit next to the Savoy cinema formerly occupied by the ill-fated RBW.
The new restaurant is described by the owners as a ‘meat-lovers’ paradise’. Its food will include platters of big smoky and barbecue flavours alongside traditional fabourites.
There will also be 16 different craft beers and ciders from around the world.
A Meatshed spokesman said: “This will be, we think, the largest consistently stocked craft beer and cider menu in the area but we will not rest on our laurels and we will always be on the look out for new craft beers and ciders to accompany new dishes on offer as our menu evolves as we listen to the local people.
“This is why we only use locally sourced produce from local butchers, so we can ensure we know where the meat is coming from and it is sustainably sourced.
“The ethos of the “Shed” is to re-use and up-cycle whenever possible by using re-claimed products, but to ensure comfort where and when required, we use new furnishings and coverings where needed such as the three large comfy booths for groups of eight to ten friends and family.
“We want the people of Corby and the surrounding area to come to the MeatShed and enjoy something different.”
There will be table service with an unlimited soft drinks fountain and a new state-of-the-art digital ordering and payment system that is the first in the area that will do away with paper ordering pads and make payments faster and easier. The restaurant also claims to offer the fastest free Wi-Fi in the town centre.
Although Corby’s leisure quarter has only been established for two years, it already has thriving restaurats including Nando’s, Prezzo, Paletto Lounge and Olive. A new hotel is planned for the derelict site next to the Victoria Place car park.