Traditional taste of China on offer at new Northampton restaurant

Moso's head chef Ricki Chan and co-owner Yee Ling outside the Wellingbourgh Road restaurant. NNL-160916-135554009
Moso's head chef Ricki Chan and co-owner Yee Ling outside the Wellingbourgh Road restaurant. NNL-160916-135554009
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The owners of a new restaurant due to open in a former pub are promising to bring the traditional tastes of China to Northampton.

Bootleggers closed down in Wellingborough Road in November last year and was sold by its then owners McManus pubs.

But this week, the venue has reopened as Moso following a six-month refurbishment of the site.

New co-owner, Yee Ling, is hoping the restaurant - named after a thick type of bamboo - will appeal to diners looking to experience an authentic taste of the Orient.

She said: “It will be serving traditional Chinese food from different regions.

“We have dishes from Shanghai, Beijing, Guangdong. And there’s a really relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant.

“There are very few restaurants serving that traditional Chinese food around here, so we thought it would have the potential to work here.”

Ms Ling said this is the latest in a string of venues opened by the new operators, who have restaurants in Shanghai, London and, more locally, in Roade.

Bootleggers, which had an American diner theme, was formerly known as The Workhouse pub.