South Woodford’s Grand Trunk Road will be reopening its doors on Wednesday (July 8) at a limited capacity, for foodies craving a meal at the popular Indian restaurant.

The restaurant will be open from Wednesday to Saturday from 5.30pm to 10.30pm, and from 5.30pm to 8pm on Sunday.

Due to social distancing restrictions, the service will run at limited capacity and diners will be required to provide their details for track and tracing.

Diners are asked to order their food online before arriving to reduce closer interaction.

Owner Rajesh Suri said: “We are delighted to welcome people back to Grand Truck Road, lockdown certainly hit everyone hard and we can’t wait to reinvigorate our guests with an unforgettable meal.”

A takeaway service which launched during the lockdown period will continue operating despite the reopening of the restaurant.

The restaurant were previously awarded ‘best restaurant’ at the Asian Food and Restaurant Awards.

In early 2016, Mr Suri and head chef Dayashankar Sharma spent four-and-a-half weeks travelling along 1,600 miles of the Grand Trunk Road in India, one of Asia’s oldest and longest roads.

It was here that the pair found the ideas behind dishes which are a favourite among South Woodford locals, such as 18th century lamb shank and baby squid stuffed with mixed seafood and grilled in a traditional Tandoori clay oven.

For reservations at Grand Trunk Road call 020 8505 1965.