Amira’s Kitchen, a new Bangladeshi and Indian restaurant, has opened in Grange Road, Uckfield.
It is being run by Lauren and Towfique Ahmed who have given up their day jobs to focus on what they love most, sharing good food, and is named after their 11-month-old daughter.
At the moment the restaurant, with full dinner menu, is open 5.30-10pm from Tuesday to Thursday and 5.30-10.30pm on Friday and Saturday.
It will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
From January 1 street food and Indian afternoon teas will be introduced and Amira’s Kitchen will be open from 2.30-10pm Tuesday to Thursday and 2.30-10.30pm on Friday and Saturday.
While you are encouraged to dine in – “There’s nothing better than piping hot Indian food straight from the kitchen,” says Lauren – takeaways are available for collection.
Two particular dishes are recommended by Towfique, Panjabi Style Lamb Shank and Rezala – both have gone down well with the restaurant’s first customers.
Check out the full dinner menu on the Amira’s Kitchen website here. In addition to the main menu speciality dishes have been designed, using traditional ingredients and methods, by experienced chef Kuel Ahmed.
There’s a Kids Menu too with a pasta option for youngsters who don’t like curry.
Lauren said that having a baby themselves the couple knew how difficult it could be to eat out with children but they hoped families would feel at ease in their friendly restaurant.
A thank you sweetener offered at the end of the meal to each guest is a passion fruit truffle, hand-made by a chocolatier in the Ahmed family.
Amira’s Kitchen has adopted two charities and is donating 20p from the price of each speciality dish to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and to Jaago, a Bangladesh charity catering for the educational needs of children from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
If you would like to book a table at Amira’s Kitchen please call 01825 764411 or email Lauren@amiraskitchen.co.uk.