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ONE of Darwen’s most popular Indian restaurants will be celebrating the easing of lockdown by welcoming back customers on December 2 ­— when it will also be celebrating its 39th anniversary.

Anaz Indian Restaurant was first opened in 1981 and since then has won several Trip Advisor awards.

The Duckworth Street restaurant is continuing to take Christmas bookings and is also offering a 20 per cent discount on all takeout orders.

Mr Ali said: “We are looking forward to reopening on December 2, which is also a very special day for us as it will be our 39th anniversary!”

He added: “Myself and the team at Anaz would like to thank everybody for these 39 years and we would like everybody to stay safe and look after each other. We’ve come a long way together over those 39 years and without you and your help we couldn’t have done it."

Anaz has been a family business throughout its entire history and, since having to close to eat-in diners, staff have heard from regular customers about how much they have been missed and how Darwen hasn’t been the same.

The restaurant had been able to open again with social distancing regulations in place after the first national lockdown was lifted last July.

However, the venue has been closed for customers wishing to eat in after restrictions were tightened across the country again last month.

Fortunately, with Christmas on the horizon staff are already taking bookings from customers hoping to finally enjoy some festivities after what, for many, has been a particularly challenging year.

The restaurant also promised that if another lockdown occurs then anyone who has booked a table for the festive period will be able to use their deposit as voucher for a takeaway or to dine in at a later date instead

Anaz is open for takeaways seven days a week, from 5.15pm to 10pm Monday to Thursday, 4.15 to 10pm on Fridays and 3.15pm to 10pm on weekends.

To find out more, visit Anaz’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/darwenSINCE1981 or call 01254 703357.