Leeds restaurant serves up dining milestone
For the last two decades this Leeds restaurant has certainly curried favour with diners.
It even boasts some celebrity fans including football pundit Chris Kamara and screen legend Henry Winkler aka The Fonz.
Customers have gorged their way through more than 295,000 poppadoms, 30,000 naan breads and 280,000 pickle trays at the Tingley Balti House over 22 years.
And now the restaurant, which opened its doors in 1996, is marking a milestone after celebrating its 250,000th booking since opening.
Locals Duncan and Allison Innes, who are regulars at the south Leeds eatery, made the milestone booking.
And to celebrate the occasion they were treated to a celebratory three-course banquet.
Mr Innes, 54, said: “We love dining at Tingley Balti House and have visited hundreds of times over the past 22 years.
“The fresh food and service is faultless every time and the food presentation never fails to impress.
“We still feel to be made as welcome now as we did back in 1996.”
Balti House owner Rob Rahman said he regards many of his customers as his friends and has enjoyed watching them grow up.
He said: “I still serve customers now who first walked through the door 22 years ago, many of whom I now regard as my friends.
“We’ve been able to welcome a whole new generation of customers over the years and I’ve watched some of my customers grow up.
“It’s great to be such a big part of the local community and to have reached 250,000 bookings reveals just what an epic journey that has been.”