A new Indian restaurant has opened in Forres high street and will offer a full sit-down service when restrictions are lifted later this month.
Forres Tandoori is owned and operated by Mukther Ali who says his chef will bring a unique taste and flavour to classic Indian dishes.
Ali, who previously owned the Elgin Tandoori, has opened up at 39 High Street, formerly the ‘Taverna House’. He said he wanted to open a restaurant in Forres because he loves the town for its slower pace of life.
Having also run a 70-cover restaurant in London, he said: “Forres is a small, quiet town, where everyone knows each other. It’s so nice to have the time to listen to what people have to say.”
He said he is looking forward to opening the sit-down restaurant but for now will serve takeaways at the door as per the Government guidelines.
“I thought it would give people a chance to try us out before they come in and have a sit-down meal.
“We’ve spaced out the tables so people have room to relax and enjoy their time here when we open.”
“We’ve had a great start, it’s been really busy, and we already have bookings for the restaurant, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that nothing changes.”
The restaurant is set to open on 26 April, when restrictions are lifted across Scotland, and for now is offering a full takeaway menu.