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Taste real India in Melton Mowbray as SOI restaurant opens its doors

Following the success of Spice of India, Syston, restaurateur Atul Dawda is set to open his authentic dining experience in the Rural Capital of Food on Monday 26th November 2018.

The restaurant, which was once a pub, cost over £300,000 to renovate and is called SOI, an abbreviation of Spice of India.

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Atul said: “I had a vision, and a lot of hard work went into making the restaurant what it is. It cost a lot more money than I expected, over £300,000 in total with £11,000 of that just for the steel to hold the roof up. It has been fully renovated and improved and I think the outcome is fantastic, it was well worth it.

“I wanted to create a statement and upgrade the Indian restaurant image. With the help of a good interior designer, it has a contemporary and sophisticated feel, like what you would find in a London Indian restaurant.”

SOI features luxurious velvet seating, berry statement walls and bespoke blinds in complimentary colours boasts a main restaurant, function room, two cocktail bars and prides itself on offering authentic Indian dishes.

The restaurant will be open daily, from 5pm to 11pm Mondays to Thursdays, 5am to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and all day on Sundays, with a banquet feast buffet served.

“Having a restaurant situated in the ‘Rural Capital of Food’ here in Melton Mowbray, I feel that I need to ensure that we are portraying that.”

“People from all over the county travel to my other restaurant in Syston, and I know that the locals say they’re proud to have such an amazing Indian restaurant in their area for the past 25 years. So, I am hoping that the people of Melton and the surrounding villages come along to experience SOI and are equally just as thrilled.”

By Toni Murphy