BIZWATCH: ‘THE CLAY PIT’ IS COMING TO PENARTH’S PLASSEY ST

A new name - and another new restaurant for Penarth - The Clay Pit - at the corner of Plassey St and High Street will be opening in mid-April.

A new name – and another new restaurant –  for Penarth, The Clay Pit – at the corner of Plassey St and High Street will be opening in mid-April.

As Penarth if wasn’t already the gastronomic capital of Wales,  there’s now another  new restaurant about to open up in the town  – “The Clay Pit”.

“The Clay Pit” is a concept of the entrepreneurial Ali family who are bringing  their own authentic menu of Bangladeshi Tandoori cuisine to Plassey St – setting up in the vacant premises formerly used by “Mint & Mustard”  (who  moved to Windsor Terrace last year).

As devotees already know, a tandoor is a high-temperature clay oven used for traditional Asian cooking – hence the name, “The Clay Pit”.

The Clay Pit signage is still in the process of being fitted

The Clay Pit signage is still in the process of being fitted

The Cardiff-based Ali family has bought the premises on the corner of Plassey St and High Street and are now in the process of de-gutting it and carrying out a total renovation   – and its the family members themselves who are getting stuck-in and carrying out the bulk of the work on the make-over.

The family has been in the trade for a “long-long time” and members of the Ali clan also own a number of other local restaurants.

“The Clay Pit” is expected to open around the middle of April and will provide not only a full table-service restaurant but also a take-away service .

The Ali family –  Shafik, Azad, Shiraz, and Shafi – say they have no fear of competition. “Competition“, they say, is “always good” and “We want to give the best to the people of Penarth” .

 

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6 Responses to BIZWATCH: ‘THE CLAY PIT’ IS COMING TO PENARTH’S PLASSEY ST

  1. Christopher David says:

    So looks like Penarth is quickly becoming the Foodie capital of S E Wales. Just hope this new res has a genuine unique theme. The likes of Mint & Mustard and the Purple Poppadum in Riverside- partly represented in Pen by the Anand George trained Pickled Pepper are generally taking Indian cuisine to new levels. There’s always room for your “bog standard” Indian but lets make Penarth different! Good luck.

  2. penarthblog says:

    Welcome to Penarth, the premier food town!!

  3. Andrew sarchus says:

    Does Penarth TC have a marketing budget? Boy we have much to get out there with all these new restaurants. If we can get the litter sorted (Huw will sort it) and see Turner House open we could have a real blitz. Great news and good luck Clay Pit.

  4. Peter Church says:

    I have often thought why not get shopping bags printed and supply them to retailers?
    Funds go to help market Penarth.

    “Penarth; Fine Dining by the Sea and our Parking is still Free!” or “Penarth; Family Butchers and Bakers, we even have a local Undertaker!”

  5. Andrew sarchus says:

    Some good ideas Mr Church- a few flaws. Parking is a nightmare and as we don’t have Muck-Donuts et al in the centre hopefully the undertakers wont be needed😉

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