Taste of Goa using all local ingredients

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Opening 1498 Spice Affair was “like a dream come true” for Lloyd Luis and head chef Patil.

Found in the Red Lion Hotel, Spalding, the Indo-Euro menu is home to Arabian, Portuguese and native culture flavours.

Lloyd said: “Everything is sourced locally. It means I can cater for a reasonable price.

“You won’t get this food anywhere else in the area.

“The restaurant is family orientated. I want to make customers feel special and for them to try new flavours.”

The team of five marked the restaurant’s opening with a charity event, raising £500 for Agape Food Bank while customers had the chance to try a little of each dish.

Lloyd said the menu is well balanced from sea food, to lamb, venison and chicken.

For many years he and chef Patil worked in London. He said: “Patil has plenty of experience, he has catered for 10 Downing Street.”

“I worked in an Indian restaurant but felt limited.”

Only a month into trading they’ve already had positive reviews on trip advisor and Facebook.

Open lunch time with special offer and evenings. For details visit www.thespiceaffair.co.uk