Blue Ginger latest restaurant to open on Gloucester's curry mile
WITH the opening of yet another Indian restaurant, Bristol Road is fast becoming Gloucester’s very own “curry mile”.
Blue Ginger opened its doors to the public on Monday, selling traditional Indian cuisine.
It joins other sit-down eateries Baburchi Cuisine, Shimla Spice, Balti King and Inaaya’s along with takeaways Bhaji’s and Masala, all in the same road.
And Indian Memories is further down the road in Quedgeley.
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Bod Islam, owner of Blue Ginger, is happy to be in such good company.
He said: “My father used to own The Royal Curry here, but now I have opened Blue Ginger and it is the first time I have run a restaurant, and it’s continuing the family business.
“Business has been good so far despite the fact we have hardly had time to advertise yet.
“There are a few Indian restaurants already here in Bristol Road and I think it’s great.
“It means that people wanting a curry can just turn up here, walk down the road and they might well just pop into our restaurant.”
Gloucester city councillor Mark Hobbs (L, Moreland) admits his favourite place to eat in the city is Baburchi.
He said: “I have been going there for a number of years, it is great quality, there is a wide range of food on the menu and the customer service is excellent.
“Bristol Road is definitely turning into a great food destination. Some of the best restaurants in town are situated in the road.”
Raja Miah, owner of Baburchi Cuisine, said: “We have been here since 1988 and we keep getting busier and busier.
“Bristol Road is a good place for curry houses, there are a few good ones here.”
Jenni Silver, who used to live in Linden, was full of praise for the “curry mile”.
She said: “I think it’s great that there are so many to choose from, plus Bristol Road is on the edge of the city so access is easy too.”