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Don Giovanni owner to open Indian restaurant Khana Bombay Cafe in Leeds

By Emma Eversham+ , 10-Feb-2016
Last updated on 10-Feb-2016 at 12:35 GMT2016-02-10T12:35:20Z

Don Giovanni owner to open Indian restaurant Khana Bombay Cafe in Leeds

Adam Karim, the owner of Don Giovanni restaurant and co-founder of Rosso in Manchester, will open a new-style Indian restaurant in the Leeds suburb of Headingley today (10 February). 

Khana Bombay Café will open on the former ASK Italian site on North Lane in Headingley with the intention of 'blowing all stereotypes of Indian restaurants right out of the Tandoor'. 

Karim, who is of Indian descent, described Khana Bombay Café as casual all-day dining concept with vintage decor where tapas-style small dishes such as half grilled chickens and spiced lamb chops appeared alongside more traditional dishes. 

"Khana incorporates the sense of the Bombay community in food," he said. "On the menu are classic Indian staples such as the Ruby Karim, which is more commonly known as a Makhani curry from just £6.50. Expect to find delights such as apple samosas and real, traditional Indian food which really set Khana Bombay Café apart from what we would expect at most UK Indian restaurants."

The restaurant will also include a lounge bar serving cocktails designed by Leeds' The Hedonist Project and local craft beers and hosting a DJ on Thursday to Saturday nights.  

Karim co-founded Rosso with footballer Rio Ferdinand and a third silent partner before taking over Don Giovanni in Manchester, the city's longest serving Italian restaurant, in 2012.