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De Beauvoir takeaway Spice Island reopens as a restaurant so customers no longer have to sit on floor

PUBLISHED: 16:57 26 September 2017

Edward Benyon and Kasru Miah at the opening.

Edward Benyon and Kasru Miah at the opening.

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An Indian takeaway so popular customers would sit on the floor to eat has reopened as a restaurant after more than a year of refurbishment.

The restaurant during the work.The restaurant during the work.

Spice Island closed early last year after it outgrew its home in Englefield Road, although it did still offer a delivery service.

Kasru Miah, who founded the takeaway in 2010, was delighted to open the doors again and is looking forward to seating more diners.

He explained: “In the beginning, I put in a couple of seats out for people to sit on while they waited and soon people wanted to sit in and eat, so I put out a couple of tables.

“I started getting phone calls from people who had never been before, so I had to tell them we didn’t have room.

“My regulars didn’t mind squeezing in, but it was time to give them a proper restaurant!”

Landlord the Benyon Estate were there to toast Mr Miah at the opening. Edward Benyon said: “We are happy to have played a part in supporting Mr Miah’s hard work.”

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