Bourne End Marina

Corazón del Rîo to bring a taste of Spain to Bourne End Marina

Bourne End Marina is set to become home to exciting new tapas restaurant Corazón del Rîo (Heart of the River). Due to open in March 2021, the new, family-friendly restaurant will offer authentic Spanish cuisine in a relaxed and stylish riverside setting.

With no other tapas-style restaurants in the local area, Corazón del Rîo will offer something different for the foodies of Bourne End and surrounding towns.  The restaurant plans to work closely with local suppliers blending local ingredients with authentic Spanish cheeses and hams.  The traditional tapas style of eating combines multiple small plates with lots of flavours giving diners the chance to mix dishes and sample new tastes.

The restaurant's location on the marina is something special, with a large decked area and state-of-the-art canopy to provide al fresco dining regardless of the fickle English weather.  Owner, Katrina Turnbull, an experienced tapas restauranteur said, "My last restaurant in Wendover was always family-oriented and authentic and my vision for Corazón del Rîo is exactly this.  In terms of the interior, it will be fresh and new, themed around the river and very bright and airy.  The restaurant's marina setting is beautiful and it will be perfect for the relaxed, Spanish style of dining."

Corazón del Rîo will host a community-focused calendar of dynamic foodie events based around its cuisine, such as ham carving nights, sherry nights and cava nights.  Katrina says, "We are so excited to be opening in Bourne End and keen to be part of the local community and get to know everyone.   I have always loved this area and am looking forward to moving here and becoming a local myself!"

Recognising the potential of this unique riverside restaurant, landlord Sorbon Estates had upgraded the space to attract the right restauranteur.  Senior Leasing Manager, Ed Davidson, said: "We invested heavily in this site to maximise the latent potential of its unique riverside restaurant setting. This included extension of the external decking area and installation of a state-of-the-art canopy to accommodate customers on the deck all year round. We were highly selective in choosing a tenant here, with demand to secure the site unsurprisingly very strong. From the moment we met Katrina, we fell in love with her vision to create a family-friendly, community-focussed restaurant, producing high quality Spanish food in an all-day offering. It is critical that she is able to serve core customers on her doorstep, as well as attracting visitors from far and wide and she has proven success at her previous restaurant in Wendover, Tres Corazones. This is the special tenant that this special location needs and we can't wait for her to build on her previous success and loyal following here."

To stay up to date with news on opening dates, events and any special offers,  check out the restaurant's facebook page

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