Indian Summer On The Move After Turning Away 100 Customers At Weekends
Brighton's award-winning Indian Summer restaurant is closing at 10.30pm on Sunday 24th May ... then relocating to larger premises at 70 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HQ and reopening on Thursday 28th May at 6pm.
Following a £90,000 reinvestment and the creation of at least seven new jobs for kitchen, bar and front of house staff, the new, larger venue will seat c90 diners, half as many again as its current site.
The existing restaurant is so popular, that in the summer months it has to turn away 100 people every weekend.
On Valentine's night alone this year, 180 "walk ins" had to be denied a table. The number of people unable to book online must be considerably more.
"Whilst it's nice to be full, turning away so many potential customers, isn't brilliant business," said restaurant co owner Minesh Agnihotri, adding, “By moving next door to our existing premises, means the restaurant will be closer to the sea.”
Indian Summer is a prime mover in backing Brighton & Hove's mission to become the Curry Capital of the Year 2015 and was instrumental in helping achieve the runners' up spot in 2014 – up 13 places from 2013. Indian food lovers can nominate their city my emailing “Brighton” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details at www.currycapitalofbritain.org.uk
Outside Catering: For weddings, parties, music festivals and intimate dinner parties, with prix fixé and original menus created to specific requirements.
Cookery Classes: 2 to 3 hour workshops in the comfort of your own kitchen; £120 for 3 courses four up to 4 people including all ingredients and spices.
Private Hire: For cocktail receptions, dinner and buffets.
Opening Times: Monday 6pm – 10.30pm; Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm; Sunday 12.30pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm.
Recent Awards: Brighton & Hove Food Awards, AA Rosette, Harden's Food Guide, Open table Best Restaurant, Cobra Good Curry Guide Top 100, BIBA - Best in Britain Awards Top 50 2014
Indian Summer, 70 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HQ
T: 01273 711001 Tw: @indiansummer108