Indian restaurant opens in Southcourt

Opening of Flame's in Penn Road, Aylesbury
Opening of Flame's in Penn Road, Aylesbury
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A new Indian restaurant in the middle of an Aylesbury housing estate has opened today.

Flame’s aims to bring a mixture of traditional recipes and fast food, as well as offering a children’s menu.

Opening of Flame's in Penn Road, Aylesbury

Opening of Flame's in Penn Road, Aylesbury

The Penn Road restaurant next door to newsagent Mace will serve 24 covers for now, but the owners are hoping to be given permission to run a takeaway service as well.

Before being converted into a restaurant the site was used as a post office.

Owner Khalid Hussain said he had been nervous all week before the opening.

Mr Hussain, who has 20 years’ experience in the industry, said: “There was nothing like this in Southcourt before.

“This is quite a big step from what it used to be.

“I have always wanted to do something like this, to take on a challenge myself.

“I love cooking and I wanted to provide a decent quality meal to deliver and serve in a restaurant.

“Our aim is to keep the quality high as well as the quantity. If we do that people will keep coming.”

The opening was attended by a number of councillors, including former mayor Ranjula Takodra and Michael Beall.

Mr Beall said: “I think it will be a good thing for the area.

“Every area needs something like this where people can come to meet.

“It’s good for the community.”