Punjabi Heaven Leeds: Meet the owners of the new Punjabi street food restaurant in Roundhay Road

A new Punjabi street food restaurant has opened in Leeds.

By Abbey Maclure
Thursday, 12th May 2022, 9:59 am

Punjabi Heaven, which already boasts a takeaway in Burley Road, has expanded into east Leeds with a new restaurant on Roundhay Road.

The family-owned restaurant serves a range of tandoori starters, biryani, curries and creamy lassi drinks, cooked by head chef and co-founder Daljit Singh.

He launched the business with his partner Regina Santo in August 2021, who runs the day-to-day management of the business

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Punjabi Heaven is a new Indian restaurant on Roundhay Road (Photo: Simon Hulme)

"He's a great chef and we decided to combine our skills together and start our own business," Regina told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I love the excitement and the challenges.

“My partner cooks with love. He loves to get people together to cook for them - when you’re eating together with friends and family, it brings you happiness."

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Daljit Singh launched the business with his partner Regina Santo (Photo: Simon Hulme)

The pair have paid close attention to the decoration of the restaurant, bringing a flavour of the Punjab to east Leeds.

Regina added: “Daljit loves to share with the customers so that’s why we wanted a restaurant - so he can speak to the customers and check everything is okay.

"It’s a growing process, we won’t be perfect straight away. But along the way we will learn.

“We take into consideration what the customers are looking for. We want them to share with us. At the end of the day, the restaurant is for them.

"We want them to feel happy and feel at home, whether they are Punjabi or not.

"For the British or people from a different culture, it’s the chance for them to have a little taste of Punjab - from the food and the decoration, to the way they are treated."

Punjabi Heaven is located on 629 Roundhay Road, Leeds.