New Blackpool tapas restaurant set to open its doors next month at former Bella Italia site

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“I thought, if it’s good enough for Bella Italia it’s good enough for me.”

 

Finos Tapas is set to open a restaurant in Blackpool next month
Finos Tapas is set to open a restaurant in Blackpool next month (Image: Insider Blackpool)

A popular restaurant that serves authentic Spanish cuisine is coming to Blackpool next month.

Modern tapas restaurant Finos Tapas, is expanding with four new restaurants following on from the success of the flagship eatery in Preston which opened in 2018.

The Lancashire sites are set to open first with the Lytham site opening a week on Monday (June 28).

This will then be followed by Blackpool’s restaurant which is opening on Church Street not far from the Winter Gardens around mid-July.

The premises is actually the same location as the Bella Italia and is currently empty inside.

The new Finos Tapas restaurant is where the old Bella Italia restaurant is on Church Street
The new Finos Tapas restaurant is where the old Bella Italia restaurant is on Church Street (Image: Insider Blackpool)

Owner Mark O’Rourke, also owns 263 which is Preston’s only AA Rosette restaurant.

He told Lancs Live: “When the premises became available I thought, if it’s good enough for Bella Italia it’s good enough for me.

“I realised it’s in a really good location in the middle of everything.

“There’s a Nando’s not far however I feel like Blackpool really needs some more good and diverse eating establishments.

“The Blackpool restaurant hasn’t launched yet but it will be after the Lytham one is opened and then after that Blackpool’s will be Kendal followed by Chester.”

Fino Tapas
Fino Tapas is expanding (Image: Fino Tapas)

Finos Tapas offer selection of small dishes which are described as “slightly more adventurous” and something very different from the typical and more formal starter, main course and dessert.

Its produce is locally sourced with beef and eggs from Walton-le-Dale, Chicken from Goosnargh and tomatoes and lettuce from Tarleton.

The restaurant’s traditional cured meats, olives and cheese are imported from Spain, as all of its wines and beers.

To find out more about Finos Tapas, please visit the website here.