How To Start A New Restaurant

May 29, 2018

Opening a restaurant is a dream for so many people and a fortunate few are able to follow through with their dreams and open up their own establishments.

Opening a restaurant is a daunting task; there are so many things to consider, you have to find the right location, find financing, choose the right name, buy equipment and find the right team of cooks and waiting staff to operate your business.

Where do you start?

You probably know the answer to this question if you’re thinking about opening a restaurant, but the first thing you need to decide is what type of food you are going to be serving.

Are you opening a fine-dining, casual dining or even a fast food restaurant? Will your food be French, Italian, or a fusion of different cuisines? Perhaps you want to specialise in one area, or maybe you want a place that serves it all?


Where you choose to open a restaurant is make or break for anyone. It is important to do your homework before signing a lease on a property, as you need to weigh up a number of things such as your competition, how busy the area is, is there parking, or have lots of other restaurant come and gone in a short space of time?


The best part of opening your own restaurant is being able to choose the name. Select a name that has great meaning to you, as it may be the name of the restaurant for the rest of your life, so you need to love it as much as your customers. It can be a reflection of your theme or location or it can even be named after yourself or your family for a personal touch.

The Royal Nawaab started out as a small restaurant like every other. But now we are known across the UK as one of the best halal restaurants in London and Manchester.