Newcastle couple to launch second branch of popular eatery

A popular Newcastle city centre eatery, selling authentic Chinese street food, is expanding into Jesmond with the launch of a second restaurant.

Qian Liu and her husband Lin Shao met while studying at university in Newcastle more than 20 years ago and opened The Little Dumpling House on Ridley Place in Newcastle city centre in 2019.

Their new outlet on Brentwood Avenue in Jesmond will open in early 2024 and will create three new jobs.

Qian Liu explained: “My husband and I both arrived in Newcastle in 2002 and we love it here.

“We now live in Jesmond with our two children and wanted to open a business here, close to our home. We hope to open more branches in Newcastle and North Tyneside in the near future as well.”

Qian Liu and Lin Shao were supported by Sarah Smith, Partner and Head of Licensing at Sintons law firm, who helped them secure the licence for the new premises.

“The Little Dumpling House is a simple concept which has shown to be hugely successful in Newcastle and is clearly set to grow in 2024,” said Sarah. “We helped secure the licence for the original Newcastle city centre branch back in 2019 and I hope we’ll be able to continue to support the business as it grows.”

The Little Dumpling House in Jesmond will seat 25 people and will specialise in handmade, steamed dumplings. Find out more here.

Find out more about Sintons’ licensing team here.

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