A NEW fusion cafe in Bury - taking inspiration from around the culinary world - is truly a family affair.

Well-travelled Roshana and Imtiaz Zafardeen are using their international backgrounds to bring a global flavour to Rozzzy's, in The Rock.

The couple both originally hail from Sri Lanka but spent a number of years bringing up their three boys in Dubai.

When the family emigrated to the UK and settled in Greater Manchester, they decided to look for suitable premises to establish their own eaterie.

Their establishment's name - Rozzzy's - is a tribute not only to Roshana but their three sons, Zafri, 21, Zaman, 13, and 12-year-old Zadan.

Imtiaz told the Bury Times: "I heard about these premises, which used to be an Indian restaurant, through a friend of a friend.

"This is something we had always wanted to do and this seemed like the ideal place.

"Roshana had been making dishes for our friends in Dubai so we wanted to look for somewhere we could create a cafe and diner."

International cuisine from their native Sri Lanka,alongside Indian, Italian, Chinese and Mediterranean fare, among others, can be found on their fledgling menu. He is also planning to open weekends between 11am and 7pm and take on party bookings.

Imtiaz, a former banker and journalist, added: "It is a celebration of different foods from around the world. Everything is cooked fresh every day and we feel it is offering something different."

He says that after embarking on a substantial refit, to create an open and airy contemporary atmosphere, he is already beginning to build up a regular customer base.

The father-of-three has also paid tribute to the support from staff at the neighbouring Newton's co-working and office space centre, for making the couple welcome along their parade.

One of his sons has Down's Syndrome and he is looking to work with any local charity or organisation to offer dining opportunities for those with additional needs.