London restaurant operator MC Group UK is taking on its fourth site in partnership with Star Pubs & Bars, and commencing work on a joint £330,000 refurbishment this week.
The investment will see the kitchen at the Grand Union in Uxbridge, which will be renamed The Runway to mark its change of direction, completely redesigned to drive food sales.
Yoga Mogantas, MC Group managing director, said: “The Runway will serve good quality British food, everything from fish and chips to steaks and, roasts on a Sunday. All the dishes will be home-cooked and freshly prepared using ingredients from local growers and farmers wherever possible. There’ll be an equal focus on the bar with a good range of beers including cask ales.”
In addition to a kitchen revamp, the operators will also renovate the pub’s exterior and refurbish the traditional bar, lounge and a restaurant.
Work is expected to take six weeks with the Runway, which is scheduled to open its doors in late November, will create 25 new jobs.
MC Group currently has six sites to the West and North West of London, including another three with Star Pubs & Bars; Tamara Lounge in Uxbridge, a lounge bar with an authentic Chinese and traditional Indian restaurant, Namaste Lounge in Northwood, a lounge bar and Indian restaurant in Northwood and Rickshaw Road in Slough, a bar and restaurant serving Indian cuisine which is due to open in mid-November.