Restaurants close after decades in business

February 18, 2014 No Comments

8 & 20One of Oxford’s oldest curry restaurants is to close after being in business for more than 50 years. The Bombay Restaurant, in Jericho, has been a favourite with residents and students since it opened in 1955.


Owner Ali Ashra has decided to concentrate on his other restaurant, Peppers Burger. He told the Oxford Mail: “We are closing down because all the family members have grown out of this trade. I am concentrating on Peppers as Bombay is very demanding.”


Another longstanding restaurant to close recently is the Curry House 3 in Ashtead, Surrey, which was opened by owner Mohammed Fazlul Haque in 1980, who opened his first restaurant in Epsom Epsom in 1967, and a second in Ewell in 1975


The Ashtead restaurant was the last of his chain to open and the last to close. Mr Haque has decided to shut down his Ashtead business to enjoy his retirement. Patrons of the chain over the years have included newsreader Trevor McDonald, TV presenter Des O’Connor, the late actor Oliver Reed and author Howard Marks.

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