LAKEVIEW — Fans of local British and Irish foods purveyor Spencer's Jolly Posh Foods will soon have four times the dining options.
But the menu with sandwiches and tea time fare will quadruple in size at the new place, Bryan said.
"We're hoping to get some other stuff in the mix," she said. "Our chefs have been working on recipe development for a while now.
None of the new items are finalized yet, but the menu will larger entrées inspired by British and Irish food, she said. For example, Spencer's currently sells a frozen shepherd's pie. The new location may offer fresh shepherd's pie on the menu, she said.
The restaurant is also in the process of applying for a liquor license. It will seat more than 30 people, up from the current location's 12 seats. A patio space will also open up once weather gets warmer, Bryan said.
The bigger space means that the hot spot for English nationals and Anglophiles can soon host more gatherings during holidays and special events, Bryan added.
For Wimbledon, the restaurant is considering hosting a themed tea event, she said.
"People love that kind of stuff," she said. "It's something we've done here [on Irving Park], but the lack of space limits us. We're excited to do more."
Immigrant Nicholas Spencer opened the grocery store and cafe at 1405 W. Irving Park Road in 2012. Before then, he sold his meats at specialty grocery stores and farmer's market.
They aim to move from Irving Park to Southport in May and do not plan to close the Irving Park location until the new one is open, Bryan said.