A NEW restaurant is causing a stir in Bromsgrove - because it's not your typical cuisine.

While streets up and down the country are packed full of food outlets offering English, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Mexican and Italian fare, Darren and Dominika Griggs have tried something different.

They have opened Polish restaurant Red & White - named after the country's dual-striped flag for those of you not so hot on geography - in Stoke Road, Aston Fields.

Dominika is originally from Poland and husband Darren said the idea has been in the couple's minds for some time.

Darren said: "We've thought about opening something like after living in Bromsgrove for the past few years and we noticed the premises at the end of South Road (the former Bromsgrove Convenience Store) became vacant.

"We've transformed it from a rundown corner shop into a trendy looking restaurant - Aston Fields is really up and coming and is becoming a foodie - centre! We've got great exposure and the transport links are fantastic with the new train station so nearby.

"We have a small menu which changes on a weekly basis, everything is freshly cooked and there is nothing frozen or ready-made, Dominika even bakes all of the cakes!

"We've just finished our first week and the feedback so far has been brilliant - people area really pleased to have a different cuisine to taste along with the Polish beverages too."

The restaurant is open from Thursday to Saturday from 5.30-10pm and Sunday from 11am-4pm, and can also cater for private hire or events. Visit www.redwhitebistro.com