Last week was the fifth anniversary of Raj’s partnership with Nene Park Trust, with whom he co-owns Ferry Meadows Café and Lakeside Kitchen & Bar.

Raj says: “It’s been a joy working with the Trust over the past half-decade. I’ve had a wonderful time, an experience that has been made possible thanks to the support and hard work of my family and the amazing staff at Ferry Meadows Café and Lakeside.”

To mark the milestone, and thank all those involved during his time in charge of both venues, Raj threw a staff party, of which he says: “This celebration is about enjoying what we have so far achieved; but we’re also focussing on the future. I can’t wait to get started on setting new aims and accomplishing new objectives over the next five years.”


Raj first started working with the Trust when he took the reins at Ferry Meadows Café in 2013, before later taking charge of Lakeside. Since this time, the dynamic partnership has been at the heart of a number of significant changes at the two sites.

Lakeside has received a complete interior redesign, as well as being fitted with a conservatory and log burner. Over at Ferry Meadows Café, meanwhile, a newly installed outdoor covered seating area provides much needed, year round shelter for customers. To make these changes possible, Raj invested more than £200,000 of his own money.

Last year, Raj secured a deal with Nene Park Trust to continue running both venues for a further 10 years, before going on to win Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2017 Peterborough Telegraph Business Awards.


A hallmark of Raj’s time working with Nene Park Trust has been the development of Lakeside as a successful events venue. The site is available all year round for private events, and has hosted some extremely memorable wedding receptions, birthday bashes and Christmas parties over the years. Click on the following link to find out more about hiring Lakeside for your event.

Our Amazing Customers

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the continued support of our amazing customers, so on behalf of everyone at Ferry Meadows Café and Lakeside Kitchen & Bar, we’d like to say a huge “Thank you!” Here’s to another five years.


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