Thank You Celebration

On Tuesday 16th February Mohammed Rahman, and his son Mafooz, at the Spice Lodge were entertaining His Excellency Zulqar Nain, Assistant High Commissioner for Bangladesh, Lord Jones of Cheltenham, the Mayor, Councillor Duncan Smith and his wife, Alex Chalk MP and some of the top local Hotel Managers and favoured clients to the delicacies of their Pan-Asian cuisine.

After a very busy Christmas season, especially with the private dining in the Mahal Room and a very busy Valentine’s night Mohammed wanted to thank the people who had supported him during 2015, by inviting esteemed clients to sample some of the Spice Lodges menu that is on offer 7 days a week. After 10 years trading, and as a multiple Award Winner recently winning the best curry houses in the south west at the prestigious curry awards, Mohammed is very conscious of enhancing Cheltenham and the community as a whole.

Mohammed says: “It is only by working together and encouraging each other’s businesses that Cheltenham can grow and become an ever more popular destination for people to live and work. My dedicated staff, many of whom have been with me for several years, also deserve a ‘special thanks’ for enabling me to continue my successful business.”

Always improving the premises and ready to encourage local talent, Mohammed welcomed his guests behind his new custom made Reception Desk, made by Cheltenham-craftsman Gerry Dominey.

On his very first visit to Cheltenham, His Excellency Zulqar Nain said ‘Cheltenham is a beautiful town with beautiful people’. Lord Jones of Cheltenham said ‘We have an award winning restaurant in the town that brings visitors in and when people come to our festivals they know they are going to have a good time when they come to the Spice Lodge’

MP Alex Chalk also commented when referring to the Spice Lodge Mahal room said: ‘This most incredible room, it looks like the kind of room where you could have President Obama on one seat, you could have Vladimir Putin on another, it is extraordinarily grand and beautiful’ of Mohammed he said ‘ your fame spreads way beyond Cheltenham and is spoken about in the corridors of Westminster’…’you’re a jewel in Cheltenham’s crown and long may that continue’

The Mayor Duncan Smith said: ‘Mohammed you are one of my heroes of Cheltenham, you are one of the unsung heroes who don’t get as much recognition as they should’

The Spicelodge laid on a buffer of Indian & Thai cuisine for the esteemed guests and dancing was provided by Showmi and Senjum Das, from London, who demonstrated classical and more modern Indian dancing. The exotic costumes and energetic moves were greatly admired by everyone.

Spice Lodge is taking bookings for Easter. It is an ideal place for small groups, families or large parties. Contact Mohammed on
01242-226300 or

For further information, contact Mohammed Rahman on 07976-809874.