Nepalese restaurant Gurkha Fire to open in Chatham town centre

8 November 2023In Chatham2 Minutes
The new Gurkha Fire restaurant on New Cut, Chatham

A disused town centre property in Chatham is set to become a Nepalese restaurant.

Gurkha Fire will be taking over the former Fire Station Brasserie in New Cut, which closed in July after two years of trading.

The owners of award-winning Dylan’s Nepalese nearby are behind the new venture.

The unit set to become Gurkha Fire

Gurkha Fire will offer the same popular Nepalese, Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine from Dylan’s Nepalese, as well as brand new dishes.

It will open in February next year and create up to 15 full-time jobs.

Owners Keshav Kandel and Raju Kandel said: “Following the success of Dylan’s Cafe, we are really excited to bring back the Fire Station to Medway public.

“Gurkha Fire will be a step up in cuisine that Medway needs. We want to reflect the changing taste in the UK, while still providing the friendly service that Dylan’s has become known for.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers, old and new, to be part of the Gurkha Fire family.”

Gurkha Fire owners and professional chefs Keshav Kandel and Raju Kandel. Photo: Gurkha Fire

The unit set to become Gurkha Fire was previously a fire station, before it closed and Medway Council bought its freehold.

Dylan’s Nepalese was founded by duo Keshav Kandel and Raju Kandel, after moving from London where they worked as senior chefs at Dishoom.

Their restaurant on Chatham High Street has attracted customers from across the county and recently won Kent Live’s ‘Best Indian’ award.

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