SAFA Indian, one of Belfast city centre’s favoured Indian restaurants, has announced that it will close its doors on Sunday 12th March, as it prepares to expand over the coming months.

Perched above Kelly’s Cellars, SAFA first opened on Bank Street in 2011. In those six years, Chef-Patron Ali Askir has satisfied city centre shoppers’ appetite for traditional Indian cuisine.

In a bid to feed our craving for classic dishes and readiness to experience new culinary discoveries, today’s news that SAFA is to expand begins an exciting new chapter for the restaurant.

“When SAFA first opened in 2011 in its current unit on Bank Street, it was always my intention to expand the business in Belfast city centre. After six years trading, I’m delighted to announce that we will soon invest significantly in the business by moving to new, larger premises in the city centre in the coming months,” explained Mr Askir.

SAFA’s loyal customer-base are being reassured that outstanding gift vouchers will remain valid during the transition.

“All recently issued gift vouchers will remain valid until their expiry date and will also be accepted when SAFA reopens in its new premises in the coming months. Customers can also have their gift vouchers refunded,” he added.

SAFA will expand from 1,500 sq. foot to a new ‘soon to be announced’ 4,000 sq. foot premises which is expected to open at the end of May this year.

If you have a gift voucher and would like more information, visit www.safabelfast.com or call 07459 379149.

Keep up-to-date with the reopening via the SAFA Indian Facebook page or on Twitter @SafaIndian.