Leeds restaurant celebrates National Curry Week with 5000th booking

Leeds restaurant celebrates National Curry Week with 5000th booking


A Leeds Indian restaurant is tasting success after taking its 5000th booking just four months after opening its doors.

The Blue Tiger restaurant in Bramley opened in May of this year and its Indian, Bangladeshi and Persian fusion cuisine has proved to be a big success with diners.

To mark the milestone, which coincides with National Curry Week (October 9-15), bosses at the Blue Tiger rewarded loyal customers Michelle and Ian Gregson with a three-course banquet. The couple were the 5000th customers to place a booking.

The 40 seat restaurant which employs ten staff including chefs, kitchen staff and waiters, offers an extensive menu including an exclusive range of speciality dishes from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Kashmir. The restaurant, owned by businessman Jay Rahman, also has a successful sister restaurant in Honley in Huddersfield.

Blue Tiger manager Abdul Sulfan said: “We’ve been delighted with the response we’ve had since we opened and are very proud to have surpassed 5,000 bookings in such a short period of time. We strive to provide an unforgettable experience for all our guests and we’re keen to give restaurants in the city centre a run for their money and encourage diners to try something a little different with absolutely no compromise on food quality and service. For us it’s all about the freshest ingredients, beautiful authentic cooking and presentation. We want our customers to know that they don’t have to venture into the city centre to enjoy the ultimate in Indian cuisine.”

The 20th annual National Curry Week runs from 9-15 October. The event is widely celebrated across the UK in October each year. Its primary purpose continues to be rejoicing in all things curry and most importantly, to raise money for malnourishment and poverty focussed charities.