A Belfast restaurant is offering a free meal to anyone alone on Christmas Day

Bengal Brasserie is making sure no-one is left behind on Christmas Day this year as they offer anyone who feels alone company and a warm meal on this special day.

A Belfast-based restaurant has taken the spirit of Christmas to an entire new level this year after it announced that it will open its doors on Christmas Day.

The Bengal Brasserie, located on the Ormeau Road in South Belfast, has said that it will provide a free meal so that those that find themselves alone can spend this special day with the staff and others who visit.

Owner of the Indian restaurant, Luthfur Ahmed, stated that he was extending the offer to anyone who “finds themselves on their own at Christmas to join him and the staff at Bengal Brasserie Ormeau Road on Wednesday 25th December 2019 to share a Christmas meal.”

Opening Times on Christmas Day

The restaurant will open from 12 – 8pm on the day, and all you have to do to secure a spot is to contact the Bengal Brasserie on 02890647516 or reserve a space on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

This is the third year that Bengal Brasserie has opened its doors to the public on the most festive day of the year, in an act of compassion that has resonated with people.

About Bengal Brasserie

The Bengal Brasserie is one of Belfast’s finest Indian restaurants and has established firm roots here, having been in business in the city for over three decades now.

It is an award-winning restaurant after claiming the Irish Curry Awards in 2016 and has only gone from strength to strength since, firmly upholding its reputation for providing fine Indian cuisine.

The Bengal Brasserie has amassed a favourable rating among the city’s inhabitants and tourists, and can boast a 4.5 star review on Trip Advisor, while it holds a Certificate of Excellence from the tourist website for the last three years, from 2016 – 2019.

The restaurant provides a variety of food, ranging from Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi and also Vegetarian- and Vegan- friendly options.

The restaurant’s motivation

When the restaurant first announced the act of kindness in 2017, owner Luthfur Ahmed told The Guide: “My heart goes out to people on Christmas Day who are living on their own.”

Ahmed continued: “I thought this event would be a nice way of getting people together to talk and interact with one another who would normally be sitting alone.”

“I am just so very, very happy that people want to come. People will realise that at least one person cares about them. That is really the main thing here.”

The Christmas period can sadly be a time of loneliness and isolation for many, but thanks to the warmhearted will of the workers at the Bengal Brasserie, nobody is left behind with their offer of a friendly space and warm meal for anyone that feels left behind this Christmas.

We send our gratitude and respect to those in the restaurant who are giving up their time on this day to make it memorable for another.

Address: 455 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GQ

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