Restaurant opens after expansion

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A restaurant which first opened as a takeaway 23 years ago has completed an extension and refurbishment.

Serina Indian Restaurant in Station Road, Desborough, is still the only takeaway of its kind in the town.

It opened in 1989 and in 2005 decided to give customers the option of staying to eat, with 26 seats available.

The restaurant’s latest refurbishment has seen the opening of a new garden, a lounge area and the number of seats increased to 50.

Manager Raz Boksh said: “My parents moved to Desborough when I was quite young, looking for somewhere to bring up their children.

“They opened the takeaway in 1989 and I think it was a bit of a shock for the community – not many people had tried Indian food back then.

“But we must have done something right as we are still open 23 years later.”

The building next door to the original takeaway was purchased in 2009 and a planning application was put in to Kettering Council for an expansion.

That process took two years and the refurbishment was given the go ahead last summer.

The restaurant held a grand opening night to welcome back customers last week.

Miss Boksh said: “We had about 45 guests, there was a lot of interest but we had to pick names out of a hat as we couldn’t fit everyone in.

“We had new customers and ones who have been coming here since we first opened.”

A buffet night is being held on April 24 for those who could not attend the opening.

To book call 01536 763048.