A new business is getting ready to open its doors in Barrow.

Sangas, a deli, will be the latest addition to the Barrow food scene and will be managed by the couple behind the Broughton-based trader Knife and Sole.

The catering business was set up by Michael Russell and Gabriella Kiss-Russell last year and, having already tasted success in that field, they are now branching out to expand their repertoire.

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They said: "It has been so hard to keep this quiet and we still have a lot to do before we can confirm the opening date but we can finally proudly announce that we are opening a shop soon.

"We will be serving our own takeaway menu with daily hot and cold sandwiches, picnic platters, hot and cold drinks, cakes and all the deliciousness you can think of."

They promised that more details would be revealed in the near future as they get ready to welcome the Barrow community for the first time.

It is an area that the couple know well having played their parts in large celebratory and public events including Dave Day last month.

Michael started as a kitchen apprentice at 16 years old and worked his way up the ladder to train in classical French and English cuisine.

Gabrielle, who is originally from Hungary, came to love the Lake District whilst studying for a degree in Tourism and Hotel Industry, eventually interning at the Bay Horse Hotel and Restaurant in Ulverston.

It would be at the Lodore Falls Hotel in Keswick where the two first met.

Michael's career has seen him at Boathouse Bar and Restaurant in the Marina Village, Bowness, as well as acting as the head chef at the Fisherman’s Arms in Baycliff and in the Blacksmiths Arms in Broughton Mills.

Having created Knife and Sole in April 2023 to offer freelance work, private dining, and catering, the couple will now be finding a permanent home to introduce more people to what they are cooking up.