World food buffet village could open in Northampton town centre next month

Sneak previews of the interior of Chilli Village were released last year, but news of the restaurant's opening had been quiet, until now.
Sneak previews of the interior of Chilli Village were released last year, but news of the restaurant's opening had been quiet, until now.

A buffet-style restaurant “complex” selling food from around the world is recruiting staff for a possible March open date in Northampton.

Chilli Village, in Wellingborough Road, is promising diners a choice of six individual restaurants, live entertainment and a shisha lounge, all within the same roof, when it opens its doors next month.

Chilli Village.

Chilli Village.

The restaurant was initially earmarked for a November 2015 open date in the premises once occupied by the Fusion buffet house, but the project appeared to have been delayed in recent months.

However, in recent weeks passers-by noticed a pair of rustic wagons appearing outside the front of the building, and more recently a post on the Chilli Village Facebook page, has called for staff to apply for jobs.

It read: “Now recruiting... for a head chef and sous chef for a Mediterranean restaurant opening in Northampton with very interesting concept.

“This is a great opportunity for an ambitious person, who wants to step up and join a new venture. The concept is very interesting, unique and guaranteed to have huge success.

“The job vacancies offer huge potential for the right person as our restaurant business’s (sic) are rapidly expanding.”

A further post on the Facebook page states: “We are planning to open first restaurant at Chilli Village in March/April 2016.”

Anyone interested in applying is asked to send a CV to info@chillivillage.co.uk.

Workers have been on site at the large Wellingborough Road building since November 2014, installing oak beams, wooden flooring and hundreds of individually sourced antique ornaments.

A spokesperson for the new restaurant owners, told the Chron in July 2015: “All of the restaurants are going to be quite different.

“People will have the opportunity to visit each one and feel like they are in a different place each time.

“We don’t want it just to be a place where you go for a meal, it is a place to relax and enjoy and be entertained.

“People don’t often know where to go on a night out,” the spokesperson added. “But people will be spoiled for choice here.”

For more information about Chilli Village, visit www.facebook.com/ChilliVillageNorthampton