Restaurant back to its best
A RESTAURANT badly damaged by fire in January has reopened.
The Royal Spice, on the A28 at Bethersen, served more than 60 diners in what owner Anhar Ali described as a “fantastic opening night.”
He added: “We have quite a lot of bookings and there are 10 fulltime staff and some part-time.
“The restaurant looks much better than before.”
The restaurant, specialising in Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine, closed after the fire, which damaged one room and meant 30 customers had to be evacuated.
Mr Ali said: “It’s been 10 months of hard work. I have spent a lot of money working with the fire authority and conservation people. It is a listed building and dates from 1665.”
The cause of the unknown.
“It was combustible material,” said Mr Ali. “We can’t say it was a cigarette, it could have been an iron or some kind of container.”
The Royal Spice can be contacted on 01233 820800.
Owner Anhar Ali at the Royal Spice soon after the fire