Akbar’s Officially Opens

The renowned chain of Indian restaurants, Akbar’s, has officially opened its Blackburn branch, taking up the prime position as the flagship restaurant in Blackburn’s developing £50m Cultural Quarter.

You’ll usually find Akbar’s in major cities right across the country – Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Birmingham, to name but a few.  From humble beginnings as a small, 28 seat restaurant in Bradford, there’s now 12 successful Akbar’s employing more than 65 talented chefs and 300 members of staff, with some of the best set to re-locate here. 

And, while the striking interiors are a draw – especially for the Insta crowds – it’s the food that’s the real selling point, bringing customers back time-and-time again.  Akbar’s has nationally been awarded the ‘King of Curry’ title eight times by the likes of the English Curry Awards, The National Curry Awards, Asian Restaurant Awards and more. 

There is a team of 35 staff running the restaurant, of which 20 have been recruited locally.  The restaurant has seating capacity of 120 with a VIP room for those special gatherings. 

It’ll be open seven days a week from 5pm and, due to high demand, will be fully licensed to serve alcohol. 

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