Vote for Sheffield restaurant's dessert bar dream to come true

A Sheffield Mexican restaurant is in the running for a £25,000 prize – but fans need to vote for it to win.

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 11:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 3:08 pm
Khalid Wani, owner of Amigos Mexican Kitchen in Sheffield.

Amigos Mexican Kitchen on London Road – which specialises in halal Mexican street food and has been open since 2010 – is one of six restaurants from around the country which could win the makeover from Deliveroo.

More than 500 restaurants applied, and food fans now have the chance to vote for the winner.

At Amigos, the money would be used to create a dessert bar.

Khalid Wani, owner of Amigos Mexican Kitchen said: “Our progress has always been a proud moment for the local community.

“I would like to win the Deliveroo Restaurant Makeover because I think it’s a great opportunity for us to showcase what we’ve been doing.’

‘I think one of the things which can really help the business us when we have something outside on display.

“So we would like to spend it on extending the bar into a dessert bar as well.

“With Deliveroo coming in, obviously we will get the professional help to actually design it properly this time rather than trying to do everything ourselves.

“Please vote for Amigos Mexican Kitchen.”

The money is available as part of Deliveroo’s Restaurant Makeover project.

Other restaurants up for a chance to claim a makeover include a cafe in Wigan, a fish and chip shop in Glasgow, a student Indian favourite in Leicester, a Vietnamese and Asian cuisine specialist in London and another chippy in Kingston-upon-Thames.

Justin Landsberger, commercial director at Deliveroo, said: “We’re really excited to launch this competition and give independent restaurants around the UK the chance to win an exciting £25,000 makeover project.

“The shortlist includes six incredible restaurants with amazing stories and we’re looking forward to seeing who our customers vote to win.”

To vote for Amigos to win visit before Friday, August 9, 2019.

And speaking of awards...

The Sheffield Telegraph’s sister paper, The Star, is asking Sheffielders to nominate their favourite cafes and shops in the city centre for a new awards ceremony aimed at celebrating its offer .

The first Sheffield City Centre Retail Awards will take place in November and there is a dedicated category for cafes.

To nominate your favourite visit before Thursday, September 12 at 6pm.