Abul Ashraf and Abul-Kalam Azad opened Purple Garlic today, eight years after opening their first Indian restaurant.
The restaurant, which has been converted from a commercial space on Burton Street, and has created ten new jobs.
“My brother and I have worked extremely hard over the years,” says owner Abul Ashraf.
“It’s our passion to serve the very best Indian cuisine to our customers, and with the support of our Relationship Manager at HSBC we can expand our business and continue to fulfil this passion.”
The brothers’ first restaurant, Apurba, is described as a favourite in the area. It serves typical Indian dishes and sides, and was once visited by Prince William.
According to the bank’s area director for Leicestershire, Asian restaurants do “particularly well” in the area, and the local hospitality and catering industry is performing strongly.