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.”