A NEW restaurant is about to be revealed for the first time as the anticipated sister to a praised fine dining hotspot.

Statement will open its doors later this month in Westhoughton's Market Street.

Statement comes from the same team behind the acclaimed Provenance Food Hall and Restaurant, just next door.

Family run Provenance has been in the same hands for generations, seeing its first customers as a toy shop back in 1952.

Today, brothers Rob and Brian Tinniswood, along with Brian's wife Karen, have continued their grandparents' presence in Westhoughton, transforming the building into their first restaurant to great success.

Provenance has bee highly commended in several food awards and repeatedly listed in the official Good Food Guide. Provenance offers traditional favourites in a contemporary style, earning it a 4.0 rating on Trip Advisor.

The plans to expand the business with a second location saw the renovation of the former NatWest bank.

The ambitious revamp even caught the eye of the BBC, with Brian and the new venture appearing three times on Homes Under the Hammer with host Dion Dublin.

Statement is expected to be a modern, airy and spacious bar and restaurant across 3,000 square feet.

The space features much of the bank's original architecture, including a vaulted private dining space and high ceilings.

The renovation means that the restaurant capacity for the family business has tripled from just 47 covers to over 120.

Smaller dishes will be served in the Statement bar area alongside a fine dining experience in the restaurant, which Provenance has long been renowned for, with Lewis Gallagher taking the lead as head chef.

Rob Tinniswood said: “We are very pleased to finally bring our Statement concept to the people of Westhoughton and to be able to offer our locally sourced produce to a larger audience.

"As a family, we’ve owned the Provenance building since 1952 when our grandparents ran it as a toy shop, so we are proud to be adding to the family’s portfolio.”

The restaurant will officially open to the public on June 26, with bookings now being taken.