Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

Long-running Timperley restaurant to reopen with new name and owner

By David Prior at

Hilal, the long-running Timperley restaurant which closed this weekend after half a century, is to reopen next week under a new name.

The Stockport Road restaurant has been trading since 1969 but announced “with deepest regret” last week that it would be closing.

However, it’s now been confirmed that a new restaurant, Zafraan, will be opening on the site on Monday 10th February.

How the new restaurant will look

The new owner, Asif Khan, is a former employee of Hilal.

He intends to retain most of the existing Hilal staff and will keep a “similar” menu.