Croydon restaurant which opened just before first lockdown permanently closes

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Amba’s Kitchen has permanently closed

A Croydon restaurant which opened two weeks before the first lockdown has permanently closed. The owners of Amba’s Kitchen said they opened it with passion and love but suffered a tough time due to Covid-19.

The Indian restaurant on Brighton Road, South Croydon, opened on March 6, 2020, but by March 20 was forced to close temporarily due to the pandemic. The owner wrote: “It’s been a long, tough time with various variants of COVID, lockdowns, and a lack of dine-in customers.”

The restaurant slowly got back into business through deliveries and takeaways but racked up debts as the fought to retain staff and keep the business running. The restaurant described itself as famous for the quality of their food and service, with traditional Indian food served with homemade spice mixes.

However, in September it was announced: “These will be the last days of our existence, and we want to exit with respect by paying off all debtors.” On October 25 the owners of the restaurant said: “Sorry, we’re closed permanently. Thank you all very much for your patronage.”

The owners set up a GoFundMe page stating: “We need support to pay our staff, pay off bills and suppliers. We would be ever thankful for all the support at this time of crisis.”

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