Two years after opening the flagship Basmati restaurant in Petworth, West Sussex, the new branch was opened in the Locksheath village shopping centre, in Southampton. Built in the late 80′s, the shopping centre forms the heart of this suburb of Southampton/Fareham.
A restaurant had already been trading on the site for 15 years. Formerely known as the India Garden. The owner took the opportunity to transform the restaurant into a chic, open plan modern dining venue complete with a new menu and new staff.
Executive Chef Nasar Miah was bought in to the group as a whole, to direct the menu in a back to basics style of cooking and introduce some home cooked dishes.
The a la carte menu at Basmati Restaurants cover a wide area of the Asian sub-continent, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The menu hosts the traditional range of Indo-Asian restaurant cuisine as well as unique home style Bangladeshi and Indian dishes. The chefs signature dishes are only available at Basmati Restaurants, and nowhere else in the UK.
The business was opened at the peak of the economic downturn, but with enormous efforts from all the staff, we have managed to turn the business around and grow year on year. The refurbished dining area can seat 70 diners comfortably and is the perfect venue for your special occasion.