Food and drink: Nick at Embe calls it a day

Embe restaurant

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An established Peterborough restaurant has fallen victim to the “Cathedral Square effect”, according to its owner

Nick Rutha has called time on his Embe Caribbean and African restaurant on Burghley Road after a five-year stint.

“We are sad to announce, that after nearly five years of trade, Embe restaurant is now closed. Thank you to all of our customers - those who had only just found us, and those who have visited us for years,” he said this week.

Nick cites high overheads, and not enough business to balance it, as well as being in not the right location

But he added: “The city is growing but only the “cathedral area” in my opinion. It is very hard for the restaurants outside the city centre, and we were only just outside it.

“I would like to do it again but with the right location.

“I would like to thank every one for the support and custom they given me, family and staff at Embe Restaurant.”

On a happier note a new Turkish restaurant opened for business last week on the corner of Lincoln Road and St Paul’s Road in Millfield. Efes offers authentic Turkish food and certainly looks impressive.

And the former Indiya Garden restaurant in Park Road has been let on a 10-year lease and will re-open selling Eastern European fayre, just doors away from Italian eaterie Tratoria, which opened earlier this month