Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca is planning to open in Nottingham in one of the city’s landmark buildings.
Wahaca has registered a planning application with Nottingham City Council to open a restaurant at the Grade II listed 11 King Street, the site of the former Hard Rock Cafe and Tropeiro businesses.
Wahaca has 22 restaurants across the country. The company was co-founded by Thomasina Miers.
A spokesperson for Wahaca said,
“We try to balance healthy eating with hearty eating. As in Mexico, our gluten-free corn tortillas are full of essential minerals, our black beans are full of complex carbohydrates and protein and our salsas are packed with all the vitamins that chillies and fresh fruit naturally bring you. Where we have to buy from Mexico we constantly try to source direct from cooperatives which support local farming communities. We source our tequilas and mescals from small family-run businesses that make the best product we can buy.
A statement from Wahaca’s architects First Plan: “The proposals will allow Wahaca to operate from the unit and create a more attractive destination for customers by better revealing some of the original features of the building, to make a vibrant and viable contribution to the local economy.”
Tropeiro closed its doors after five years in April this year, and while there has been a clamour locally for Hard Rock Cafe to return, it seems that Wahaca will open its first Midlands restaurant in Nottingham.