King of the crowdfunder Gary Usher is to open his fifth restaurant, Pinion, later this month.
The bistro is set to open in Prescot on Friday, 28 September, following a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign, which raised £50k in less than an hour.
Three months since Gary and his team launched their fourth crowdfunding campaign to raise £50k to open a bistro on Prescot’s high street, it has been announced that Pinion will officially open on the 28th, following a ticketed launch party on Saturday 22nd September.
Gary was attracted to Prescot through recent efforts and local council initiatives to raise the profile of Prescot and regenerate the high street. Pinion, named as a nod to the town’s watchmaking history, is the fifth restaurant in the Elite Bistros of the World group and will feature the other restaurant’s signature bistro style.
Open Wednesday-Sunday, the bistro on Eccleston Street in the town centre, will serve a lunch and early evening menu, as well as an A la Carte from 6pm and a Sunday lunch menu. The menus include dishes such as: Chicken liver pate, Battered haddock and chips, Whole Camembert, Braised featherblade of beef, Sea Bream Fillet, Butternut Squash and mozzarella arancini, Dark chocolate mousse with crushed honeycomb and Steamed lemon suet sponge.
Gary says: “It has been a long time coming but we’re finally ready to open Pinion. I’m so excited to be bringing this little bistro to Prescot because the people we’ve met along the way have been incredible and their support unbelievable. There’s something exciting happening in Prescot at the minute and we’re just really enjoying being a part of it.”
A huge £16k was raised in the first 15 minutes of the Kickstarter campaign, with over 200 backers. By the first 30 minutes, the figure had reached £31,405, and by 10pm the full £50k had been achieved.