Mystery on the closure of the “best Indian restaurant” in the city


Mystery surrounds the closure of what has been described as Cheltenham’s ‘best Indian restaurant’.

Great Norwood Street Experts has closed, with no explanation given on its website and Facebook page.

The company has been approached for comment but has yet to respond.

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A clue to what might have led to the closure comes in the form of notices on the front door and window.

Dated October 29, they reveal that the lessor took over the premises from the tenant because of “a breach of the clauses of the lease”.

The glass of the site, which was previously known as Cheltenham Tandoori and then Cheltenham Balti, has been darkened.

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Experts have had largely positive reviews on Tripadvisor, with one person even describing it as the ‘best Indian in Cheltenham’ and saying they’ve been getting takeaways for years and are still ‘excellent’.

However, the restaurant, which claimed to be one of the few curry houses still using traditional Indian and Bangladeshi cooking methods, did not impress everyone.

One reviewer claimed on Tripadvisor that he had “seriously downgraded” and would never use it again.

In 2020 two curry houses closed in Cheltenham – Shezan in Montpellier Street and Indus in Bath Road.

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