NatWest helps business partners launch new Italian restaurant

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NatWest helps business partners launch new Italian restaurant

Business partners Joe Lynch and Leigh O’Brien have opened a new Italian restaurant in Denbigh town centre after securing funding from NatWest commercial banking.

The new Con Amici Italian Bar and Kitchen has opened in the former Alafowila restaurant on Rhyl Road. Con Amici means ‘eating with friends’ in Italian and it is this type of experience which the duo hope to create at the new venture.

Although Con Amici is the first business Joe and Leigh have owned, the pair have considerable experience in the restaurant trade. Joe has more than 30 years experience as a chef, the majority of which was gained within Italian restaurants. Leigh will manage the restaurant’s front of house operations and has more than 12 years experience in the hotel and restaurant sectors.

Catering for up to 70 diners and employing 12 staff, Con Amici will serve home made pizza and pasta dishes, plus an ala carte meat and fish menu. The family friendly menu also offers children the chance the chance to design their own pizza.

Joe Lynch said: "It has taken a lot of hard work to reach this stage and we are very pleased to welcome the first customers to Con Amici. Our goal is to create a warm and rustic Italian restaurant at the heart of Denbigh where local people and visitors can enjoy eating and drinking with their friends."

NatWest Relationship Manager Hugh Downer, added: "Joe and Leigh both know what it takes to run a successful restaurant having worked in the trade for many years. Their previous experience will stand them in good stead and we are very happy to provide financial support for their plans."

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