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New Owners Vow To Honour Lost Deposits

Wednesday December 18 2013

SCORES of people who lost money when a restaurant shut down now have something to smile about as its new owners have vowed to honour lost deposits.

Manvers restaurant Bistro 63 has now re-opened under new tenants.

The restaurant, based at Onyx Business Park, closed in November with previous landlord Mark Perry claiming bankruptcy in the wake of mounting costs.

His exit confused customers who took to the restaurant's Facebook page for answers after finding the doors locked when they showed up.

The sudden closure meant people who had booked for Christmas Day had lost their initial £10 deposits.

There had been two sittings scheduled for the day with both almost selling out before it closed its doors last month.

A former chef at the restaurant, Rhys Blessed, has now taken over alongside business partner Chris Crane, and the duo are in possession of the book which recorded bookings.

They're attempting to contact everybody who had booked to dine there to offer them an alternative deal.

Rhys says if diners have made alternate arrangements for Christmas day then their deposit will be valid for another time during the festive period.

"Through working there I know that it had a lot of potential, we just have to win people's trust back now," said Rhys.

"The biggest booking we had was for ten people and they have re-booked in and added a few more to their table."

For more information, ring 01709 252070.

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Reply Posted by Lizzie on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 17:14
If anyone can make a success of this place, these two guys can. Quality food, quality service and a wholly professional approach. Go Chris and Rhys, it will be amazing x

Reply Posted by Peter Fyall on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 17:16
Its the smart thing to do

Reply Posted by Ken on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 17:25
Good luck to you both. Great to see good customer service. Will give you a try in the new year

Reply Posted by Kfc on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 17:35
These guys deserve to make a success of there business.I will give you a visit in the New Year.

Reply Posted by Craig on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 17:46
Good luck Chris hope all works out for you both

Reply Posted by Suz on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 18:42
With all the new houses, the area needs a decent restaurant. Bluebell has gone downhill and there's nowt else around. Good luck to them

Reply Posted by ???? on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 19:24
My friend lost their deposit, she is glad to read in the paper that these two young men are offering a full CASH refund. Nice to see people have a sense of loyalty to there customers

Reply Posted by Chris3663 on Thursday December 19 2013 at 06:48
Ate here on Sunday and had a great Sunday lunch.
Too many negative opinions and know it all's on this site.
Good luck lads!!

Reply Posted by kilkenny on Thursday December 19 2013 at 09:16
I really hope the bistro is successful. I have never seen such negative comments. That is WAB for you. It is a Barnsley thing. So many folk waiting for others to fail. REALIST - you sound like a fast food sort of guy.

Reply Posted by Danni on Thursday December 19 2013 at 09:39
People sticking there noses in when its not wanted just let them get on with it! Good luck lads

Reply Posted by LOL on Thursday December 19 2013 at 11:20
Giz a job.I am a dab hand at microwaving frozen kebabs.I can eat loads of em after a sesh on the ale.On valentimes day I med my wive her tea.Deepfried Iceland pepperoni pizza.

Reply Posted by Kpo on Thursday December 19 2013 at 12:11
I love how my comment along with anyone els who wrote the truth has been deleted! It's sad that we arnt free to speak as we wish any more.

Reply Posted by warrior on Thursday December 19 2013 at 17:54
WAB are you playing big brother again. Explain yourselves don't hide behind your key boards where's Kpo message GONE and WHY ...."???????????

Reply Posted by lucy on Friday December 20 2013 at 13:40
good luck guys , I'm sure the bad smell of the previous owner will soon disappear.

Reply Posted by Kpo on Friday December 20 2013 at 17:34
They deleted it because I corrected the facts that they got wrong. They also deleted realist's comments as they backed me up.

Reply Posted by jill on Saturday December 21 2013 at 09:52
moan moan moan , give it a rest , you can't justify what your father did , however you try to dress it up!!!!

Reply Posted by Dre on Sunday December 22 2013 at 18:06
Kpo been found out him that had it before was a wankerr

Reply Posted by Rhys blessed on Sunday December 22 2013 at 18:17
Many thanks to all wishing us good luck!!

Reply Posted by kaz on Sunday December 22 2013 at 18:20
Omg why are some ppl being so negative?
Good luck guys i for one feel that any bussiness in our town is great and better than an empty deralict building! We should be praising ppl for providing a service that if we chose we can visit and enjoy! All the best hope you make it a great sucess! X

Reply Posted by Hayley Senior-mclean on Sunday December 22 2013 at 18:29
We ate here friday and the food and service was truly amazing. Unless u have had a bad experience since these guys took over 2 weeks ago give the guys a break. Not many restaurants in this area serve food of this quality. Good luck lads, ul do it with the quality of food and fantastic service ur providing.

Reply Posted by Claire on Sunday December 22 2013 at 18:38
I would advise anyone to go here the food rhys does is amazing its great value and great quality. Guys you are great for honouring everyones booking. GOOD LUCK TO YOU BOTH.

Reply Posted by Deb63 on Sunday December 22 2013 at 18:52
How about giving the 2 guys that worked there their jobs back as they was both great chef's and it's not their fault that Mark Perry couldn't run the place right.

Reply Posted by becka on Sunday December 22 2013 at 18:56
Had Sunday lunch here today. Amazing food and great customer service! Would deffinately recommend.

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