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New Restaurant for Southsea As Kassia Opens Tonight

Published: 20th April 2017 08:08

 L-R: Ellie Bower, Dylan Tiesler, Kieran Crawfords and Billie PattersonA restaurant group that owns five venues in and around Portsmouth open their sixth one in Southsea this week.

Kassia Southsea invited local business owners last night to sample the menu and see the new restaurant that is at the site of the old Snookies cafe in Osborne Road. It is open to the public from Thursday 20th April.

Business Development manager, George Purnell, said, "It's basically an evolution of  our Drayton Kassia which is renowned for its great food and drink and we will deliver more of the same in Southsea."

The restaurant serves Indian tapas and cocktails, wines, spirits and mixers and the owners say that it will change personality depending on the time of day you visit.

General Manager Kieran Crawfords said he's looking forward to welcoming people especially on the weekend. He explained, "It's a full service dining restaurant which is different to the one in Drayton. It's a restaurant first and foremost but the licence goes on until 3am so we're expecting a lively atmosphere come the evening time with plenty of dancing.

"We will have live local singers, DJs and all kinds of entertainment across the board.

"Tapas is a concept that I absolutely love. It's the only way to dine nowadays. Everyone sees a three course menu and wants a little bit of everything. Here we cater for that. You get to try a bit of everything and not feel too full so it's a light taste of the best food you can possibly imagine."

 Kaz Miah from the Red Lounge GroupMelissa Shipp was there with her husband Ashley after winning an invitation to the opening along with a bottle of champagne. She said, "It's really nice, modern and fresh and the food is really good. I'll definitely come back with my friends." 

As well as Kassia in Drayton, the group own Red Lounge in Drayton and Cowplain, Pasha in Cowplain and Purple Mango in Albert Road, Southsea.

Restauranteur Kaz Miah who is the co-owner and chef said, "The food is authentic home cooked food.

"It's not your typical Indian restaurant where you have a thick sauce and make a lot of dishes out of that base. Everything we do in the kitchen is all individually spiced and you can taste the difference."

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