AN ambitious restaurateur is looking to bring fine dining to a new corner of the borough.

Curry house king Mohammed Rahman is no stranger to striking out with new ventures.

Four years ago he oversaw a complete makeover ahead of Tamarind Table's relaunch in Mealhouse Lane, Atherton.

And through his family connections he has been involved with Sagar's in Blackrod and a host of premier eateries.

Now he is looking to raise his game with an extension of the Tamarind Table brand at the former Bridge Inn at Hart Common.

He told the Bolton News: "We acquired the premises in September and we've been giving it a bit of a facelift.

"Our aim is to offer the same kind of service as our restaurant at Atherton but also build up the fine dining experience at our new location.

"We are looking to open a champagne bar and introduce some exclusive cuisine alongside our a la carte menu.

One of his first ventures, in 2010, the Rivaj of India, at Wrightington, near Wigan, was on a similar footing.

By then he had already had plenty of experience, having worked in the trade since the age of 14.

He says that he has always been able to rely on the guidance of his uncle and mentor Badrul Alom, who has been in the restraurants games since the late 80s and established the India Gate, on the A6, as well as figuring in the fortunes of Blackrod's Sagar's and Sagar's Premier in Bamber Bridge.

His father, Abdul Haq, also used to own the Savar Balti in Atherton.

This Wednesday (Oct 30) will see the grand opening of Mohammed's new concern, in Wigan Road, and he is confident he has the right recipe to succeed.

He added: "We are slowly looking to build up a reputation."