Restau­rant to open after £400k re­vamp

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Owner and chef Eric Pax­man, said: “It’s been nearly seven years since we first opened, so we felt the time was right to re­fresh the ap­pear­ance of both the restau­rant and the brand.

“We want to make sure we keep on top of our game so have cre­ated a din­ing en­vi­ron­ment which looks very dif­fer­ent to how it was, but re­flects the high qual­ity we strive to of­fer.

“Over­all, there’s a far more lux­u­ri­ous feel to the restau­rant, with lots of new de­sign fea­tures and ac­ces­sories that I’m sure our din­ers will love.”

The new look was de­signed by long-stand­ing part­ners, Pic­ture Smiths in Kirk­bur­ton, and the re­fur­bish­ment de­signed by Harpers In­te­ri­ors, also of Kirk­bur­ton.

Lead de­signer Michael Met­calfe said: “We’ve used blue and gold to cre­ate a more so­phis­ti­cated look, which also has a Parisian feel.

“Th­ese colours are used through­out the space, in­clud­ing the stair­case which fea­tures dark blue pan­elling with brass in­lays.

“We’ve then com­ple­mented the dé­cor with new mood light­ing, hand-blown glass pen­dants and smoked-glass ac­ces­sories, which have all been cherry-picked for Eric’s.

“As well as cre­at­ing a more aes­thetic in­te­rior, there’s been a prac­ti­cal side to the re­fur­bish­ment too as we’ve fit­ted spe­cial­ist pan­els in the ceil­ing to re­duce noise.

“Th­ese will halve the pre­vi­ous noise lev­els and strike the right bal­ance in terms of acous­tics, en­sur­ing Eric’s offers a more so­cia­ble en­vi­ron­ment for din­ers.”

Since open­ing in 2010, Eric’s has gone from strength to strength. It has since fea­tured in the Good Food Guide for five con­sec­u­tive years and in the 2018 edi­tion, is listed with the high­est score in Hud­der­s­field.

And it’s been a busy time for Eric who was re­cently granted per­mis­sion to con­vert the for­mer Adam Shaw Bri­dal Wear shop, also in Lid­get Street, into a cham­pagne bar.

That means it will be­come his third busi­ness in the vil­lage – Eric’s first PAX Burger opened in Lind­ley in Fe­bru­ary last year and busi­ness has boomed.

And last month the Ex­am­iner re­vealed that his busi­ness em­pire was ex­pand­ing after he took over the for­mer York­shire Build­ing So­ci­ety on the high street in Mir­field with a view to

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