A Pakistani restaurant in Slough town centre could keep on serving food until the early hours of the morning ahead of Ramadan.

The Taste of Karachi restaurant in Park Street is known for its curries, rice dishes, kebabs and grilled meats.

It is named after the huge city of Karachi which faces out onto the Indian Ocean.

The restaurant in Slough is currently open from 9am to 2am each night.

Now, the owners have applied to keep serving food until 4am during Ramadan.

Ramadan is the Muslim holy month which runs from Sunday, March 10 to Tuesday, April 9 this year.

Muslims are bound to observe a fast from dawn until sunset during the month.

A staff member clarified that serving food until 4am during Ramadan to ensure the faithful can have their Iftar, which is the Arabic word for breakfast.

Last year, a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page stated that its Ramadan timings were 6pm to 4am.

In order for any food or drinks business to keep serving past 11pm it requires a late night refreshment premises licence from the council.

The licensing application has been submitted to Slough Borough Council.

The application is for food to be consumed indoors only.

While the application in writing states an intention to keep serving until 5am, a staff member said that it has been adapted to 4am following discussions with a council officer.

You can comment on it by emailing licensing@slough.gov.uk, with the deadline for representations being Wednesday, February 28.

The Taste of Karachi address in Park Street was previously occupied by the Black Ice Indian restaurant, which opened in 2015 but had closed by 2019, the shortlived Avtar traditional Polish food store and the Istanbul grill, meze & bar which had closed by 2014.