25 Oct Heddy’s Turns Sweet Sixteen
Wilmslow restaurant, Heddy’s is celebrating its sixteenth birthday. The family-run business, which is the longest running restaurant in Wilmslow, is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Heddy and Cathy.
Having worked for the award winning Yang Sing restaurant for over 13 years, Heddy decided the time was right to open his own restaurant and so bought Alkazaar, a Middle-Eastern restaurant which occupied half of the current Heddy’s site. Since then the restaurant has seen many changes including doubling the floor space by taking over the building next door, refurbishing the front of the building, adding an alfresco seating area, and developing two distinct dining areas: the relaxed bar area and the more formal restaurant.
Heddy commented: “I don’t know where the time has gone, but it’s been a busy and interesting 16 years. We must have prepared over 175,000 meals over the years. That’s a lot of falafel and kebabs. We are really proud of the quality of our food which brings guests back time and again. We use fresh and locally sourced products; and are still using recipes which have been passed down the generations. We are really proud of our wine list too.
“We have enjoyed serving the Wilmslow community, as well as a number of celebrities and indeed royalty including Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. A particular highlight of the last 16 years has to be cooking lobster on charcoal on live TV as part of a demonstration for ‘This Morning’.”
Cathy commented: “The restaurant really is a family affair, with our daughters having all waited-on at the restaurant. They are now all grown up and living in London, with the eldest Yasamin who is 26 and recently got married, working in events; Ellahay working in the fashion industry; and our youngest Fariba studying Government & Politics at the London School of Economics. But they still enjoy working a shift at the restaurant and chatting to our regular customers when they come to visit us.”
Heddy added: “We are really grateful to all of our customers who have supported us through the years. We hope that they have had as much fun in the restaurant as we have had and we look forward to celebrating countless more birthdays.”