A NEW eaterie in Bolton is bringing a taste of Bangladeshi street food to The Vaults.

Fazlur Rahman has built up a considerable wealth of knowledge as a head chef, working for family restaurants in the Lake District.

And now the 51-year-old has headed south to branch out on his own at Market Place.

He is hoping that his lunch-time menu, featuring everything from Bora Burgers to Macchi Tacos and Mumbai Burritos, will kickstart his success at his new underground home.

For the more adventurous, and in-keeping with his abiding passion for seafood dishes, he’s also rustling up some relatively rich bite-sized fare, including sea bass and tilapia fillets.

The tilapia is a freshwater Indian fish which Fazlur serves with a blend of spices and crushed chillis.

A wider choice will be available later in the day, again focusing on Bangladeshi cuisine, but also offering some of his trademark dishes, such as a mean Bengali fish curry, fish tikka and street macchi, a white fish marinated in ajwairi, coriander and cumin

The culinary whizz, known to friends as Fazz, is also suitably impressed with his new surroundings.

Fazlur said: “This is a really premium location and has got a real history to it.

“It’s like a blend of the old-fashioned and modern and we’re hoping to be very busy.

“I think that we’ll fit in well with all of the other places based down here, like Nando's and Pepe's. It's a really busy place.

“There’s definitely a market for what we are trying to do in Bolton.”

He has already conducted a limited soft opening, to test the waters among the Bolton dining public.

And when he conducts an official launch, in two or three weeks time, he is planning to invite the Mayor of Bolton, borough MPs and other dignitaries along to taste what he has to offer.

Before the opening he has also recruited locally to fill out his 10-strong serving team. While he was limited with what alterations he could make to the grade II listed premises, it’s hard to miss the dozens of upturned umbrellas now hanging from the roof.