Curry-lovers welcome the ‘King of curry’
More than one-hundred guests were welcomed to an evening of food and entertainment they will never forget last week as Akbars finally arrived in Sheffield.
The highly anticipated launch, on Thursday 29th January, came after a number of requests for the delicious Indian dishes to be available in the city, with Akbars’ reputation for curries, one that is hard to match anywhere in the UK.
On the night, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Peter Rippon, was joined by local business owners and guests who received a first look inside the new premises on Fitzwilliam Street, and a ‘taste’ of what is to come.
Shabir Hussain, founder and CEO of Akbars, said he wanted to bring his unique dining environment to Sheffield to prevent local residents having to travel miles to enjoy an ‘authentic curry’.
“For a long time now, people in Sheffield have been going to our Doncaster restaurant to enjoy the Akbars experience so we thought it was about time we brought the restaurant to them,” he said.
“People were always questioning me, ‘when are we going to have an Akbars in Sheffield?’ and yesterday we finally opened the doors to the new restaurant, which was a great feeling.
“We listened to what our diners wanted and by opening here I hope we are able to continue to build our great relationship with Sheffield’s curry-lovers.”
Entertainment at the launch event was provided by a variety of acts, from fire-eaters to acrobats, whilst a champagne reception and canapés were also on offer.
Renowned Canadian singer, Roach Killa, brought his usual lively act to the restaurant and helped make the night one to remember for all in attendance.
“The night was fantastic and even with the snow, proved to be a big success,” Mr Hussain added.
Sheffield’s newest dining hotspot will offer up the same renowned dishes that have made the business one of the most loved in the north of England.
As well as bringing great tastes and flavours to the city, a host of new jobs have also created due to the opening, as Akbars continues to excel in its corporate responsibilities.