Anwar Latif, Saidul Islam, Abdul Latif and West Norfolk Mayor Geoff Hipperson at Wednesday’s opening. Picture: Ian Burt

The owner of a popular Downham Market restaurant has branched out and opened a second premises in King’s Lynn.

Downham Tandoori, at High Street, opened its doors 23 years ago, serving traditional Indian cuisine.

Now owner Anwar Ali has opened King’s Lynn Tandoori at 1 Wootton Road, Gaywood, employing 15 people.

The official opening took place on Wednesday evening – on the 23rd anniversary of the opening of the Downham restaurant – and to celebrate there was live Indian music.

Mr Ali said he had decided to open a second restaurant in King’s Lynn to cater for customers who were travelling to the Downham restaurant from further afield.

He said: “It is very exciting. The new restaurant is in a beautiful location.”

The official opening of the King’s Lynn Tandoori Restaurant in Gaywood. Picture: Ian Burt