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Cold Storage Solution to Thriving Bude Restaurant

Our team has recently supplied three cold rooms to a busy Cornwall bistro, The Weir Restaurant which expects to do ten times as much business during the forthcoming summer season as was originally envisaged.

The cold storage solution comprise of a chiller for food preparation and cold drinks; a freezer for frozen food storage; and a preparation room.

Fraser Proudfoot, owner of The Weir Restaurant, comments: “We opened in 2011 with a small restaurant on the back of a large building and have grown rapidly since then. At first we were expecting 40-50 covers a week but are doing that before lunch most days, and we expect at least 400-500 covers during the summer season.”

The original kitchen was connected to a network of cold stores and wooden sheds that were stocked full of produce and equipment. “The new rooms have enabled us to double the size of our kitchen and bring in a bigger oven and greater preparation space, so we can bring down the wait time of food for customers and employ more staff.”

Cold Store Rentals supplied a Viessmann product with a third-party finance lease agreement over five years for an effective cold storage solution.

Steve Prior, Director at Cold Store Rentals, “The cold rooms have independent floors so that they can stand outside with minimal preparation needed to the ground on which they stand. On a similar vein, if the units need moving due to site expansion in the future, it is easy to do so.”

“The Cold Store Rentals team were extremely efficient and are incredibly easy to deal with, looking after the project from start to finish”, Fraser continues.

The Weir Restaurant is looking to expand its team and open during evenings over summer. For more information visit

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