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Five Rivers New Restaurant Fit for a Queen

Karl Owen of The Chair People with Miss India UK

Karl Owen of The Chair People with Miss India UK

Walsall Restaurant Launch Five Rivers support ‘Fit for a Queen’

Walsall was the only place to be last Thursday, as the newest restaurant to hit the area was officially opened by the Mayor of Walsall, Garry Perry, and the newly crowned Miss India Worldwide UK, Deanna Uppal. Within the stylish surroundings of Five Rivers A La Carte over 200 guests enjoyed the party hosted by BBC Asian Network radio presenter Sonia Deol .

With champagne and cocktails flowing throughout the evening, joining Kindi Sunner, Group Director of Five Rivers Group, were leading business figures from the West Midlands, local Walsall businesses and regional media. It was night of special milestones too, the first official engagement by Midlands lass Miss India Worldwide UK and the last official engagement by BBC presenter Sonia Deol,  who will be leaving her show on BBC Asian Network to move to Vancouver. (pictured below)
Guests enjoyed performances from fire breathers whilst inside the heat was being raised from the kitchen, delivering fresh tasty canapés showcasing the quality that has defined Five Rivers reputation.  Completing the night’s proceedings was a charity raffle for the Mayor’s official charities.
The transformation of a former leatherworks site in Walsall to the tune of £1.1 million into a fine dining establishment carries all the trademarks of the successful Five Rivers brand; innovative, stylish and pioneering.

Shamim HM, Sales & Marketing Director (pictured), “Thank you to all our great guests. Sonia Deol was a star  as our host and our guests loved the fact they got to meet Miss India UK too. All the hard work and effort has been worth it for a diamond night like this!”

Five Rivers were also helped by a leading designer who helped create a luxurious new look for this t high-profile fine-dining Indian restaurant. Karl Owen  (pictured with Deanna Uppal, the newly crowned Miss India Worldwide UK), from The Chair People, at Telford, created over 100 bespoke chairs for the £1.1 million Five Rivers.

Guests enjoyed champagne, tasty canapés and performances from fire while helping to generate funds for the Mayor of Walsall’s official charities.
Kindi Sunner, Group Director, said: “All the hard work and effort has been worth it for a diamond night like this.”

Mr Owen said he was delighted to have worked with the Five Rivers A La Carte on the prestigious project.
He said: “It was an extremely prestigious project for us to work on because the Five Rivers has raised the bar for the Indian dining sector.
“They are a very high profile client and we worked very closely to ensure we created chairs that continue the luxurious theme of the venue.
“We guided the Five Rivers through more than 3,000 fabric options, with extensive mixtures of colours, patterns and textures. They had very strong ideas about what they wanted – something with a Wow factor and something that had a luxuriant feel. The chairs we supplied are both timeless and elegant with a modern twist creating a real eye-catching look.”
Mr Owen added that Indian restaurants are constantly looking to improve their customers dining experience.
He said: “The Five Rivers has really raised the bar. We do a lot of work in the Asian Restaurant Community and people will be looking at that project and looking at ways that they can improve. Diners expect more from restaurants and this is the way the industry is going.”
The Chair people supplied bespoke tub chairs for the bar area, bar stools in designer fabrics, a number of dining chairs in combination fabrics and a number of matching armchairs.

James Day, Director of who help promote many restaurants and suppliers in the region commented “To see two great Midlands Businesses doing so well, is a reassuring boost to the region. Restaurants who invest in quality decor, and support local suppliers are progressive and can receive a real boost from customers”

Read the first restaurant review of Five Rivers Restaurant Walsall by eat-the-midlands

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James Day of ETM with Shamim HM, Sales & Marketing Director Five Rivers Walsall

James Day of ETM with Shamim HM, Sales & Marketing Director Five Rivers Walsall

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