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New incarnation of Last Days of the Raj opens in Dinnington

The heir to the popular Low Fell restaurant which closed in 2012 has opened a new eatery in the former Bay Horse pub

Richard Kenworthy Last Days of the Raj at Dinnington
Last Days of the Raj at Dinnington

A well-known Tyneside Indian restaurant has just re-launched – in a new location and with the second generation of a family dynasty at the helm.

The Last Days of The Raj at Low Fell was a favourite eatery for scores of diners from across the region until it closed in 2012.

Set up originally by Athair Khan, he has now passed on his expertise to son Imran who is heading up the new incarnation of the restaurant, this time in the former Bay Horse pub at Main Street, Dinnington.

The pub – which has been empty for two years – has undergone a major facelift to transform it into a stylish restaurant.

Imran, 28, says: “I am delighted that we’ve brought back The Last Days of The Raj to a new location. My father created a fantastic restaurant which was very popular and now I’m hoping to do the same and, of course, he will still be involved to offer his expertise.

“We are offering many of the favourite dishes that we were renowned for but with a lot of new and exciting choices which we are sure will be a huge hit with our diners.”

The new venue can seat 68 and also offers a take-away service.

Imran continues: “It’s very exciting for us to be open again. We’ve had lots of positive response from people who have heard about the new restaurant and we’re looking forward to seeing all of our old clients – and of course many new ones.”

For more information visit www.thelastdaysoftheraj.co.uk

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