Last year a popular restaurant was shut down for "unforeseen circumstances" causing upset in the local community. A year on a new business is set to take up the prime spot.

Tummies had been a staple on Station Road in Cippenham since 1988, with many managers having taken the helm. 

It came as a shock to residents in January 2023 when a statement was issued by the management reading: "Dear Customers, We regret to inform you that The Tummies will be closed temporarily due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding."

As all went quiet at Tummies for eight months, it was announced in October that the property had been snapped up for £2.5million by a new owner.

It was confirmed Amol Khullar, who runs Cosi Living, acquired the premises and he shared his hopes for a new tenant to reinvigorate the restaurant.

Amol said: “We look forward to speaking to a range of operators to invest and reopen this key site in Slough. It has been a beloved restaurant for years and we hope that it will continue on with us as the new owners.”

Now Chor Bazaarr Restaurant Ltd has applied for a license to open an Indian restaurant.

With refurbishments underway, the business hopes to be given consent for the provision of recorded music and late-night refreshments indoors between 6am to 1am Monday to Sunday.

They have also applied for a license for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises Monday to Sunday 12pm to 1am.

As it stands, the council's planning team have said: "The public use of the premises shall be restricted to the hours of 10am to 11pm, Monday to Saturdays, and between the hours of 10am to 10:30pm on Sundays and bank holidays."

They have said the restrictions are in place to "ensure that the proposed development does not prejudice the amenity of the locality".

An adjacent supermarket, Chor Bazaarr Supermarket Ltd, is reportedly already up and running.

However, a further application has gone in for a license to play recorded music indoors and supply alcohol for consumption off the premises from Monday to Sunday 6am to 1am.

Both applications are currently under consultation until April 12 and the council are yet to decide whether to give the licenses a green light.

The restaurant is located in a busy area near Slough Trading Estate, and has previously been described as a "blank canvas" and an "exciting opportunity" for the right individual.