Popular Lancashire restaurant The Naaz set to close its doors

A popular Indian restaurant is closing its doors after nearly 30 years of trading.

Monday, 24th April 2017, 12:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:18 pm
The Naaz, Bamber Bridge
The Naaz, Bamber Bridge

The owners of The Naaz on Club Street, Bamber Bridge, blame current economic conditions and stagnating disposable incomes.

The recession hit brasserie announced its closure with a statement thanking customers for 30 wonderful years, declaring: “It is with a heavy heart that after almost 30 years of great food, delicious wine, wonderful people, fun times, hard work, ups and downs, (and a few Hokey Pokeys thrown into the mix), we have decided it’s time to move on, due to inflationary pressures and stagnating disposable incomes.”

The statement continued: “This has been a very difficult and emotional decision and we are so sad to say goodbye, It was the site of first dates, marriage proposals,weddings,children growing up, epic parties,and many other completely routine and sometimes totally extraordinary moments.

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The Naaz, Bamber Bridge

Thank you to all of our customers. We loved taking care of you, and thank you for taking care of us.”

The restaurant will close on April 31.

Special thanks were also given to staff who “worked so hard to keep the vision alive. Restaurant work is not easy. It takes commitment, thick skin and a really good sense of humour.”

The news sparked 170 comments on Facebook summed up by one local resident who noted simply: “We’re going to miss you ...”

The Naaz, Bamber Bridge

But one dissatisfied customer has posted critical comments about a recent take-away, prompting the business to pledge a home visit to give a refund.

The Naaz, Bamber Bridge
The Naaz, Bamber Bridge