Plans approved to convert Harrogate bookmakers into chicken restaurant
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Last updated Oct 5, 2021
The former Coral bookmakers, Knaresborough Road, which will be converted into a chicken restaurant.
The former Coral bookmakers, Knaresborough Road, which will be converted into a chicken restaurant.

Plans have been approved to convert a former Coral bookmakers in Harrogate into a piri-piri chicken restaurant and takeaway.

Harrogate Borough Council has given the go-ahead to the plan, which was submitted by Foodie Zone Ltd, to convert the betting shop on Knaresborough Road.

Planning documents submitted to the authority indicate that the restaurant would open as part of the franchise Pepe’s Piri Piri, which has 132 restaurants in the country including in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.

The restaurant specialises in frame-grilled chicken. According to the proposal, 15 full time jobs will be created as part of the proposal.

Documents say the restaurant would provide family-friendly ‘healthy grilled food’. They add:

“The proposed restaurant will provide a family-friendly dining experience with family seating areas, providing healthy grilled food, as part of the new healthy style of living, something which is limited in the area and would be very successful.”


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