Following weeks of speculation, Tandem has now officially confirmed that award-winning chef, Cyrus Todiwala is the famous face launching Leicester’s new Indian restaurant and cocktail bar. In collaboration with Raphael Hospitality, Tandem marks a major mile-stone for both Leicester and Todiwala as the restaurant is Todiwala’s first outside of London adding to his vast portfolio of dining venues including the renowned Café Spice Namasté.

You’ll perhaps recognise Todiwala from BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and of course, he is famously known for appearing on The Incredible Spice Men, with Tony Singh and being awarded an OBE for services to the Hospitality industry. He has already opened four successful restaurants around London and this will be his first outside the capital.

Having teased the launch during his recent appearance on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, Todiwala said: “Leicester celebrates lots of different varieties of cuisine and we wanted to be part of that. It was important to choose a location that already appreciated quality Indian food but where we can also bring a completely new experience to life, and Leicester offers just that being a city with lots of spirit and passion.”

Tandem will remain true to Todiwala’s Indian routes and beliefs with the menu carefully crafted using traditional Indian cooking techniques and ethically and sustainably sourced British produce, ensuring each dish is fresh and beautifully presented.

“A lot of care and detail has gone into sourcing the food we have selected for the menu. We have paid particular attention to sustainability, ethical sourcing, using in-season British produce, working very closely with our suppliers to make sure that our customers get the very best we can possibly buy. Exploring and playing with the multitude of ingredients at our disposal today allows us to showcase our individuality and fearlessness when it comes to experimenting and creating dishes that satisfy our customers.”

Tandem, will be located in Highcross in the former Mem-Saab unit and bookings will open on 25 July.