FORMER Bridgwater and Taunton College student Daniel Lay opened his first restaurant in St Mary Street today – with a little help from Mayor Leigh Redman.
Kitchen Danilo serves fresh, locally-sourced food with an Italian twist and is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Daniel, who is a quarter Italian, left BTC in 2014 after studying Catering and Hospitality. His career has seen him as a chef at The Bower Inn and Head Chef at The Old Vicarage.
Kitchen Danilo has undergone a complete transformation from a daytime café to a contemporary restaurant with traditional values.
Daniel said: “We aim to offer an intimate feel, offering creative cosy seating in a beautifully unique, aesthetically pleasing space and serving ingredients soourced within within, with the exception of seafood which is from Brixham.”