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Chego’s comes to Newbury town centre

A NEW, “casual European” dining experience has come to Newbury.

Chego’s recently opened its doors in Bartholomew Street, offering “all the produce of a deli with a relaxed ambience of a wine bar,” according to the team behind the venture.

The Chego's team...but where's Man Chego?
The Chego's team...but where's Man Chego?

But, said David Whittingham, Chego’s needed a story – “one that has charm and English wit for a restaurant in chilly West Berkshire.”

And so ‘Man Chego’ was born: an Iberian sheep farmer, the team insist with a straight face, who accidentally created one of the world’s best-loved cheeses that now bears his name.

Customers can enjoy fine wines, charcuterie, artisan cheeses and freshly-baked patisserie items, all prepared onsite.

The concept reportedly came from the team’s experiences abroad during the warm summer evenings or in the mountains après-ski.

Mr Whittingham added: “By day, Chego’s is a laid-back deli, serving freshly-ground coffee, home-made pastries and cakes, freshly-baked breads, sandwiches and salads; all using ingredients from hand-picked independent suppliers.

“By night we offer a wide range of fine wines, cocktails, craft beers, award-winning charcuterie, cheeses, fondue and grazers, influenced by European casual dining and the enjoyment of sharing.

Co-founder Neil Harvey said: “Chego’s aims to bring a sense of ‘togetherness’ back to eating out with friends, family, and colleagues.

“From the moment you take a seat in our restaurant or open the lid of one of our hand-picked hampers, we hope to excite your tastebuds with the amazing flavours from Europe and around the world.”

Head chef and founder Cleston Dsouza said: “As a business, we will continue to listen to our customers’ feedback to keep our offering fresh and innovative.

“We’re also developing a strong online presence, with everything we sell available to enjoy at home.”

Another founder, James Allen, said he and colleague Aaron Dsouza “shared in the vision for something that complements the independent offerings in the town.”

Mr Allen added: “Bringing a brand new restaurant concept to the local market in the current climate is undoubtedly a risk, but we think that Chego’s offers something a little different and has plenty of potential.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming customers as we approach the busy festive period.”

For more information or to explore Chego’s wine list and menus, online range of hampers and gift vouchers, visit www.chegos.co.uk

For enquiries email: hello@chegos.co.uk

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