A NEW restuarant for busy business people and office workers has opened in Bridgwater

Powwow- Eat and Meet opened its doors in January in the Exchange Building at the Express Park in Bridgwater and is aimed at office workers and business owners. 

The restaurant was opened by Rob Finlayson from Bridgwater who said he was inspired to open the restaurant as he saw there was no place in Bridgwater for busy office workers to meet.

"My father worked in the Exchange Building when I was young and we both kicked around the idea of opening a restaurant there for about three years," Mr Finlayson said.

"We finally decided to open last year as we like the building, its a great hub for business people."

The new restaurant has links to businesses in the Express Park including Mallard Court, Bridgwater Police Station, Toolstation and Refresco and the M5 is just a stones throw away. 

"I wanted to open a restaurant that was aimed at business people because sometimes you need somewhere to meet outside the office," Rob said.

"We wanted to create somewhere customers can grab a quick bite to eat on their lunch break, as well as somewhere with a professional atmosphere to hold business meetings, both one to one and in groups of up to 15.

"The name, Powwow - Eat and Meet came to me one day, business people socialise and connect and I wanted to make somewhere they could do that."

Since the business opened in January, Rob says he has taken on four staff and since the venue opened the response has been 'overwhelmingly positive'.

"The response we have had since we opened has been overwhelmingly positive, we have had a busy month," Rob said.

"We source a lot of our food and drink locally and people have been really enjoying the dishes we have been creating.

"We have two chefs including myself and three front of house staff who all work really hard.

"Business has been busy over the last month, its nice to be in the Express Building and seeing people come and use our venue for their meetings.

"I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Powwow."