in Coventry will be able to eat until 4am after a new restaurant was awarded a late night
The Lahoree Corner, on Far Gosford Street, will be opening this coming week after the
councils licensing committee did not receive one single complaint over the
Council officer Lauren Kennedy admitted that the application was fairly
"What the Lahoree Corner has actually been granted is a Late Night Refreshment
House Licence that applies between 10pm and 4am.
"This allows them to serve food on the premises but it has nothing to do with
liquor, they actually do not have a license to serve alcohol on the premises.
"There were no objections to the application and there was no reason for the
license not to be granted."
And Lahoree Corner owner Mohammed Malik, who also owns the Nawaz restaurant in the same
road, believes that the new venue will have huge appeal in Coventry.
"There is nowhere else to go and eat at that time of night, and this will be an
entirely new concept.
"We are planning to run it as a buffet style restaurant where there will be around
20 dishes laid out and people will pay a set amount and then just help themselves.
"That way they can eat as much as they would like for a very reasonable price in a
very nice environment because the whole place has been done out."
The Lahoree Corner will seat 150 people and will also operate as a take-away, working
on the same principal as the main restaurant.
"The take-away will be a walk-in buffet where you pay for a container and then
just choose what food you want, so there is no waiting around," said Mr Malik.
The Lahoree Corner is now hoping to secure a liquor license.