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CaptureMIDDLESBROUGH Restaurant Week is set to return by popular demand for its third year – with a host of fab foodie offers.

The annual event also boasts the inclusion of some of the town’s exciting new eateries among the 17 restaurants, cafes and bars taking part.

Many also have exclusive offers available for the week, which runs from Monday, May 2 to Sunday, May 8.

The feast of culinary delights has proved a huge hit with diners, who can take their pick of the town’s cosmopolitan cuisine ranging from Indian to Portuguese and noodles to the beloved parmo.

And it’s given a real boost to the town’s restaurant trade, with those taking part last year reporting takings up between 10% and 35% compared with the same period in 2014.

Rachel Whitehead, of Pixies Diner on Linthorpe Road, said: “Restaurant Week has worked really well for us. It has given our customers a chance, twice, to try out our new menu, at a reduced cost, which has brought in extra revenue.”

Joanne De Melo, of new Linthorpe Road eaterie Frango’s, said: “It’s a great way for new customers to try all the different array and cuisines that Middlesbrough has to offer.”

Liam Percy, of Al Forno on Southfield Road, said: “An enjoyable event for customers and staff that promotes the towns’ varied restaurants and improves overall awareness of what is available in Middlesbrough town centre.”

And George Ooi, of Oodles Noodles on Linthorpe Road, said: “Middlesbrough Restaurant Week is about the town celebrating the range and diversity of food offerings we have available for everyone to sample and enjoy.”

The full list of the 17 destinations taking part is:

 Al Forno

 Frango’s

 Oodles Noodles

 The Oven

 Pixies Diner

 Purple Pig

 De Melo

 The Nuthatch

 The Curing House

 Bedford Street Coffee House

 Waterside Brasserie (at Middlesbrough College)

 Holiday Inn Express

 Eliano’s Brasserie

 La Pharmacie

 Kebabish Bar and Grill

 Khushi Indian Buffet

 Nando’s

Councillor Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said: “Middlesbrough’s reputation as the area’s focal point for culture and leisure continues to grow, and eating out is a key part of that offer.

“We’ve got a thriving multi-cultural restaurant scene, and the week is an open invitation to residents and visitors to enjoy fantastic food combined with some great offers.”

Offers including exclusive set menus, buy one get one free on dishes and free tables are amongst a variety on offer next week. To keep up to date and to download the special offers visit www.lovemiddlesbrough.com/restaurantweek.

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