Burger lovers are counting down to the opening of Huddersfield’s latest restaurant.
PAX Burger, run by renowned chef Eric Paxman, will open in Lindley on Monday, February 29.
The restaurant, which claims to be the first in Huddersfield to specialise in gourmet burgers, will welcome its first customers at lunchtime.
The opening date has been confirmed and will follow a six-week refurbishment of the former La Cocina restaurant in Lidget Street.
Designed and fitted out by Elland-based Andy Thornton Contracts, the interior reflects a rustic theme and incorporates a large bar area and seating spread over three floors.
Eric, who also owns and runs the award-winning Eric’s restaurant nearby, said he was excited about the launch and added: “With the opening now firmly in sight it’s exciting to see everything coming together and the restaurant take shape.
“We have a great new team in place who are all really looking forward to starting work and launching our new venture.”
PAX Burger has created 20 new jobs and will offer nine different types of burger, each created by Eric, plus a selection of side dishes with everything made on site using fresh ingredients.
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The burgers will include The PAX, a beef patty with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pink pickled onions, house ketchup and PAX burger sauce all in a brioche bun and costing £9.
The Smoke Stack (£10) is all that plus maple pancetta and onion marmalade while the PAX a Punch (£12) has a kick with smoked BBQ pulled ox cheek and spicy mayo.
There is also The Lamb One (£12) which is za’atar and cumin lamb patty with red peppers, courgettes, aubergine, coriander, pomegranate pickle, aioli and feta.
If chicken’s your favourite there’s Licky Lips Chicken Burger with southern fried buttermilk chicken, cheese, kim chi slaw, pickled cucumber, lettuce, tomato and rosemary and garlic mayo.
Something Fishy (£11) features breaded fish goujons with lettuce, cheese, tomato, capers and gherkin and chermoula mayo.
Sides include slow-cooked BBQ ribs, sea salt and rosemary fries, special slaws and a range of homemade sauces.
The restaurant is described as “casual but high quality.” American-style cocktails and milkshakes are also promised.
Eric brings vast experience to the table having worked in London under Marco Pierre White at L’escargot and under Bill Granger in Sydney, Australia. Eric’s opened in 2010.