I’m relishing the opening of my second burger bar: Leigh's Henry Burgers opens tomorrow

I’m relishing the opening of my second burger bar

I’m relishing the opening of my second burger bar

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A RESTAURANT entrepreneur says he is “ecstatic’’ his second burger bar is about to launch.

Henry Burgers opens on Wednesday in what was the Louis XIV bar and party venue in Leigh Broadway.

The restaurant is the brainchild of Henry Burgess and follows his transformation of Southend’s Sunrooms nightspot into his own burger bar last September.

Louis XIV has undergone extensive refurbishment, which has seen the upstairs bar removed to make space for more seating. The restaurant will now hold up to 100 diners.

Mr Burgess said: “I am ecstatic to finally see it come together, I’m really looking forward to welcoming people in.

“Building work finished about four weeks ago. We’ve had some hold-ups, but all the equipment has now been delivered and we’re ready to go.

“We’ve had people wanting to book tables for months. It’s been mental on that front, so it looks like we will be well-received – which we’re pleased about.”

Mr Burgess and his team of around 20 new staff had a dry run on Saturday, with some invited guests and passing trade, and are set to open the doors to the public on Wednesday.

While his Southend venue is known for its earthy feel, Mr Burgess has tried to create a different feel with his new venture.

He added: “People might see some of the Louis XIV still there. But we’ve gone for quite an industrial look, a bit more like a factory, so something different to Southend.

“We’ve taken on more staff in Southend and with the new team in Leigh I’ve got so many staff, I can’t remember all their names, but it’s exciting.

“I won’t have my eye on anywhere else for a little while. I want to concentrate on these two places. But maybe there will be a third Henry Burgers in future.” Richard Herbert, chairman of Leigh Town Council, said: “We welcome all new businesses to the town and I hope they will be very successful.

“Anything that attracts people to Leigh is good and I look forward to trying one of their burgers.’’

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1:58pm Tue 5 Aug 14

GullyB says...

Best burgers in Essex, HANDS DOWN.
Best burgers in Essex, HANDS DOWN. GullyB
  • Score: 12

3:50pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Blokefromleigh says...

Will Miss Marsh be visiting?
Only round the corner
Will Miss Marsh be visiting? Only round the corner Blokefromleigh
  • Score: 0

5:52pm Tue 5 Aug 14

John Right says...

Hope he wears a hair net before cooking up those meat treats...
Hope he wears a hair net before cooking up those meat treats... John Right
  • Score: -7

5:57pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

Most chefs wear a hat, its known as hygiene
Most chefs wear a hat, its known as hygiene Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 5

6:55pm Tue 5 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

"Leigh I’ve got so many staff, I can’t remember all their names"

Lol, idiot !

Does this guy pay for all these Adds you keep giving him ?
"Leigh I’ve got so many staff, I can’t remember all their names" Lol, idiot ! Does this guy pay for all these Adds you keep giving him ? supermadmax
  • Score: -11

7:25pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Horace Wimpole says...

supermadmax wrote:
"Leigh I’ve got so many staff, I can’t remember all their names"

Lol, idiot !

Does this guy pay for all these Adds you keep giving him ?
You mean “ads”.

You can only dream of being as much of an “idiot” as this enterprising gentleman. Grow up eh?
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "Leigh I’ve got so many staff, I can’t remember all their names" Lol, idiot ! Does this guy pay for all these Adds you keep giving him ?[/p][/quote]You mean “ads”. You can only dream of being as much of an “idiot” as this enterprising gentleman. Grow up eh? Horace Wimpole
  • Score: 15

1:49am Wed 6 Aug 14

rob-wos says...

supermadmax wrote:
"Leigh I’ve got so many staff, I can’t remember all their names"

Lol, idiot !

Does this guy pay for all these Adds you keep giving him ?
Yep i would think.

Most properly a weekly burger allowance when the local reporters flash their press credentials.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "Leigh I’ve got so many staff, I can’t remember all their names" Lol, idiot ! Does this guy pay for all these Adds you keep giving him ?[/p][/quote]Yep i would think. Most properly a weekly burger allowance when the local reporters flash their press credentials. rob-wos
  • Score: -5

11:37am Wed 6 Aug 14

AnotherBrickInTheWall says...

Now listen for I have something to say wrote:
Most chefs wear a hat, its known as hygiene
What a jealous, idiotic and uniformed comment to post.

Do you think the owners of The Boatyard, Irmas, La Sirena or most other restaurants are also the chefs ? Of Course not.

He is the owner and NOT the chef. Stop trying to shoot this guy down before he's up and running. He's creating jobs for local people and trying to make something for himself.
[quote][p][bold]Now listen for I have something to say[/bold] wrote: Most chefs wear a hat, its known as hygiene[/p][/quote]What a jealous, idiotic and uniformed comment to post. Do you think the owners of The Boatyard, Irmas, La Sirena or most other restaurants are also the chefs ? Of Course not. He is the owner and NOT the chef. Stop trying to shoot this guy down before he's up and running. He's creating jobs for local people and trying to make something for himself. AnotherBrickInTheWall
  • Score: 5

11:40am Wed 6 Aug 14

Who_Flung_Dung says...

GullyB wrote:
Best burgers in Essex, HANDS DOWN.
You clearly havent eaten at Mangetout. Henry Burgers isnt a touch on them!!
[quote][p][bold]GullyB[/bold] wrote: Best burgers in Essex, HANDS DOWN.[/p][/quote]You clearly havent eaten at Mangetout. Henry Burgers isnt a touch on them!! Who_Flung_Dung
  • Score: -1

12:15pm Wed 6 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

John Right wrote:
Hope he wears a hair net before cooking up those meat treats...
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[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Hope he wears a hair net before cooking up those meat treats...[/p][/quote]. sesibollox
  • Score: -3

12:38pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

Henry Burgess
Henry Burgers

See what he did there!
Henry Burgess Henry Burgers See what he did there! Controversial1
  • Score: 3

2:13pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Parsnip says...

Not tried Henry Burgers yet, best burgers in Essex is currently Lunch In a Bag, will have to give Henry's a try very soon!
Not tried Henry Burgers yet, best burgers in Essex is currently Lunch In a Bag, will have to give Henry's a try very soon! Parsnip
  • Score: 3

3:30pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Who_Flung_Dung wrote:
GullyB wrote:
Best burgers in Essex, HANDS DOWN.
You clearly havent eaten at Mangetout. Henry Burgers isnt a touch on them!!
Its all personal Taste, Even Wetherspoons have upper their Burgers and they are pretty good now, Henrys are very good, Try Five Guys or Gourmet for comparisons, nice to Have Henrys as Local and looking forward to going soon.
[quote][p][bold]Who_Flung_Dung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GullyB[/bold] wrote: Best burgers in Essex, HANDS DOWN.[/p][/quote]You clearly havent eaten at Mangetout. Henry Burgers isnt a touch on them!![/p][/quote]Its all personal Taste, Even Wetherspoons have upper their Burgers and they are pretty good now, Henrys are very good, Try Five Guys or Gourmet for comparisons, nice to Have Henrys as Local and looking forward to going soon. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 2

3:31pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Parsnip wrote:
Not tried Henry Burgers yet, best burgers in Essex is currently Lunch In a Bag, will have to give Henry's a try very soon!
Now thats a joint i keep meaning to try, actually Number 1 on TA right now.
[quote][p][bold]Parsnip[/bold] wrote: Not tried Henry Burgers yet, best burgers in Essex is currently Lunch In a Bag, will have to give Henry's a try very soon![/p][/quote]Now thats a joint i keep meaning to try, actually Number 1 on TA right now. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 0

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