Asian restaurant Geisha plan to expand the brand after securing significant investment.
Geisha Italia grill will be opening in the downstairs of former Casa Antonio site in Benton, Newcastle, in March 2023. Shortly after Geisha Asia will open in the upstairs of the building.
The brands colourful garden themes, botanical murals and hanging lanterns have made it an Instagrammable venue attracting celebrities including Newcastle United defender Kieran Tripper, Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby and Love Island’s Lillie Haynes.
Geisha Restaurant announced it had secured financial backing with the support of Lee Humble of Azets, to launch further Geisha restaurants throughout the UK.
Mr Humble said: “The Geisha experience is truly unique and Azets are very thrilled to be part of journey. The future of the Geisha brand is looking very exciting.”
Mr Gardner confirmed further potential Geisha locations are now being selected throughout the UK, thanks to the financial injection of private equity capital.
“Our new site in Benton will see us expanding the Geisha brand into Italian cuisine. The opening of Geisha Asia and Geisha Italia Grill is just the beginning, we have big plans for Geisha, allowing the people of the UK to experience the best dishes and drinks from around the globe.”