New deli serves up jobs boost

Food lovers in Morpeth are in for a gastro treat ' the stylish new Barluga Deli has opened its doors at the town's Sanderson Arcade, just in time for Christmas.
Food lovers in Morpeth are in for a gastro treat ' the stylish new Barluga Deli has opened its doors at the town's Sanderson Arcade, just in time for Christmas.
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FOOD lovers in Morpeth can try out a new venue after Barluga Deli opened its doors.

The final unit in Sanderson Arcade’s second phase has become a spacious bar, restaurant and deli, and the interior has been designed to bring the feel and atmosphere of a European cafe into the heart of the town centre.

The restaurant is set over two floors with space for 120 diners and a varied and imaginative menu has been created by Barluga Newcastle’s Head Chef David Blackhall.

The concept is the brainchild of The Fluid Group, which also owns the Central Bean Coffee House brand that has an outlet in the arcade.

Fluid Group Director David King said: “We are delighted to be opening our newest outlet here at Sanderson Arcade and we’ve already had some really wonderful feedback from customers — a lot of people didn’t realise how much space we would have to offer them.”

The restaurant and deli has created 35 new jobs and the total investment in the Morpeth outlet is about £1million.

Sanderson Arcade spokeswoman Amanda Holmes said: “We have a great line-up here at the arcade and Barluga Deli really brings something different to the town. It’s been a busy time for the team getting ready for the Christmas trade and they’ve done a fantastic job. We wish them all the very best in their new venture here.”