Posted by Stella Gooch
Photos by Rob Topliss
No 14 High Street has gone through a few changes of ownership since the days of Rushmore’s Restaurant. Now a long overdue breath of fresh air is here in our choice of local restaurant cuisine. “Spice Garden” is Heacham’s very own Indian restaurant and will no doubt save many of us the journey to Kings Lynn in search of our favourite Vindaloo or Tikka Masala. You can even get your favourite Indian Take Away delivered to your home free of charge within a 5 mile radius of the restaurant!
The evening before the “Spice Garden” opened to the public, a pre-opening event was held with friends, family and supporters invited to help mark the occasion. Heacham-On-Line and Heacham Newsletter were included amongst the gathering of family, friends and supporters. We were all treated to a starter of Onion Baji and Tandoori Chicken followed by Chicken Tikka Masala and a tasty lamb dish with Bombay Potato and, of course, the compulsory Naan bread and rice.
One of the guests proposed a toast in honour of our hosts and their future success. All in all a very enjoyable first night for “Spice Garden” and the restaurant opens to welcome the general public from 29 March 2012.
“Spice Garden” is co-founded by Mohammed, Wendy and Raj who, in the past, have been owner/operators of “Spice Cottage” in Shropshire for many years which is now sold. More recently, Heacham’s newest food operators, have achieved 10 years – and counting – at Wells Tandoori in Freeman Street, Wells-Next-the-Sea and three years at “Spice Heaven” Indian Takeaway in Fakenham. Wendy and Raj are also known in Hunstanton having worked at the Northgate Indian Restaurant where they met.