When Royal Bengal first opened

It’s a familiar sight in Harborough’s St Mary’s Road these days but 25 years ago this week, tandoori restaurant the Royal Bengal was opening its doors for the first time.

“Experienced staff are determined that the restaurant will follow the success of its other Indian dining houses in the area,” the Mail reported on December 7, 1989.

It boasted a 100-seat capacity, crystal chandeliers and a take-away service.