Leicester is preparing for a celebration of authentic Indian cuisine and cocktail mixology as new restaurant Tandem prepares to launch in August with a well-known restaurateur.

Exclusive to Leicester, Tandem will open its doors in Highcross, and will take customers on a journey of culinary discovery, combining Indian creativity with British produce. Inspired by Indian history and culture, Tandem will pair traditional cooking techniques with contemporary plating, in what promises to be a multi-sensory feast.

The decadent restaurant and bar will offer accessible luxury and is a creative initiative from a yet-to-be-revealed award-winning chef, who is opening their first restaurant outside of London. The menu blends traditional flavours that span the Indian subcontinent with ethically sourced primarily British produce.

Tandem’s vibrant and memorable interior takes inspiration from Goan and Portuguese influences. The venue is perfect for a casual after-work-get-together, a post-shopping glass of fizz, a light snack in the bar, or a more indulgent evening sharing food and drink with friends and family.

The restaurant will seat 150 diners, but the structure and striking interior will allow for an intimate experience with five distinct spaces, including an exclusive chef’s table for executive dining and a stunning rooftop terrace.

A Tandem spokesperson said: “We’ve been waiting for the perfect location to launch Tandem into the marketplace and we believe Highcross in Leicester is just that! Leicester’s restaurant scene is evolving rapidly and now is a really exciting time to bring the Tandem concept to life. We’re inviting the city’s workers, residents and visitors from across the country to embrace innovative Indian cuisine, sampling seasonal flavours and local produce.

“Not only will the eatery have two floors with intimate dining areas, there will also be a garden bar with an outside terrace for people to enjoy drinks under a star-lit sky. It really will be a unique experience for all guests.”

Guests will be encouraged to book a table; however, there will be a certain number of covers held back every day for last minute walk-ins.