Mukul Hoque is offering more than good Indian food to tempt evening diners to his relaunched Rose of Bengal restaurant.
As well as a 20 per cent discount for the first month, he plans to permanently offer to pay for your parking ticket, on production of the ticket’s tear-off strip, to encourage diners to come into Bury St Edmunds of an evening.
“Parking at night in Bury isn’t expensive, so it’s worth doing,” he said.
As the new owner of the Risbygate Street restaurant, which was officially opened by St Edmundsbury’s Mayor Robert Everitt on Friday, he has modernised its look.
He said: “I’ve reopened it in my style, which is a modern, vibrant, delicious curry house that would put London and Birmingham to shame.
“A lot of people liked the decor because it’s a breath of fresh air. The old Rose of Bengal was a bit dated.”
The new style features white and mirrored walls with modern lighting.
He is also taking a modern approach to booking a table.
The restaurant’s website at www.roseofbengal.co.uk will eventually have an online booking system where diners will be able to see what is available on a calendar.
People who book tables will also get a discount over those who just turn up.
Mukul added: “We’re also doing a lunch special of rice and a main for £5.95 to bring in customers from all the retail and office premises around the town centre.
“I’ve paid more than that for a sandwich.”
He also owns an Indian take away in Haverhill which he says he bought as a run down business and built up.