Poulton Indian restaurant Dalvee's issues heartbreaking appeal for customers

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“It’s unbelievably sad, but we’re not giving up” says a local chef who found her award-winning restaurant deserted at the weekend.

Seema Dalvi posted a picture of her empty Breck Road restaurant, Dalvee's, on Facebook on Saturday.

(Note: the restaurant spells its name ‘Dalvees’ on its website and social media, but uses ‘Dalvi’s’ on the shop sign in Breck Road)

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It followed one of the quietest Friday nights in the restaurant’s memory, prompting Seema to share her concerns on social media.

“Unbelievably sad to see this,” she said. “This was a picture yesterday around 8pm. It’s been like this since March.

Dalvi's in Breck Road, Poulton says it has been struggling in recent weeks. Credit: DalveesDalvi's in Breck Road, Poulton says it has been struggling in recent weeks. Credit: Dalvees
Dalvi's in Breck Road, Poulton says it has been struggling in recent weeks. Credit: Dalvees | Dalvees

“We had two or three weekends busy-ish otherwise it’s been like this.”

A deflated Seema suggested that if the low-turnout at the restaurant continues, then she might be forced to close the doors for good.

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In February, the 43-year-old closed her Lytham branch of Dalvee’s in Clifton Street, next to the Ship & Royal pub.

Karen Taylor was rushed to hospital after reportedly falling down stairs at the Breck Road branch on February 23. She never recovered and died in hospital the following week.

“Should we hang on to winter?”

Seema said: “The current climate has been challenging, and we've held onto hope, believing that spring and summer would bring brighter days. Yet, here we are, asking ourselves, 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐰𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 w𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫?”

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Seema then issued a rallying call for residents to visit her struggling restaurant, promising them fresh dishes with lots of flavour.

“Local family run restaurants like ours need your support,” added Seema.

“As you know everything gets cooked fresh at Dalvi's without compromising on flavours. We do have a very good reputation and a lot of good reviews. I am really thankful for that.

“Yes we do have a good collection of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks too at low prices.

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“Please do help us, we are not giving up. We know our food and hospitality is really good. Your support will help us to stand out from the crowd.”

You can find more information including the menu and contact details on their Facebook page here.

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