LOCAL RESTAURANT OWNER AMAZED AT RESPONSE AFTER
FEATURING ON BBC’S POPULAR HAPPY VALLEY
Local restaurant owner Hamid Mehrgan and his team at Grappolo restaurant in Lockwood have been amazed at the response they have received from featuring on BBC’s popular drama series Happy Valley last week.
The 6 part drama filmed scenes at Grappolo last November and although the location was shown in earlier episodes it was last weeks episode 5, that has caught everyone’s attention.
The restaurant featured in the opening scenes of the episode, where it was the location for a night out for Catherine Cawood (played by Sarah Lancashire) and her police colleagues. The actors enjoyed an Italian meal and copious amounts of wine, while being entertained by an Abba tribute band!
Hami says ‘I’m truly overwhelmed at the response we have had and how many people recognised us. Customers have been so interested and I’ve even been asked if they can sit in exactly the same seat and at the table Catherine did! ‘ He jokes ‘I’m contemplating selling her seat on eBay!’.
He adds ‘Our Facebook following has also increased enormously since we posted photos of the scenes and this week we have definitely had new bookings as a result of us featuring in the show’.
The last episode of series two concludes this evening but is said to be returning for a third series due to popular demand.