Leytonstone High Road has always been a dream location for SpiceBox. When I started looking for the site for our first curry house – I knew it had to be on either Hoe St (in Walthamstow) or Leytonstone High Rd. I spent my days walking up and down the streets, knocking on doors, asking anyone I bumped into if they knew of any shops available. And then I found our little curry house on Hoe Street in Walthamstow and knew it was the one!

It was therefore a no-brainer that our second curry house had to be in Leytonstone. And so resumed my pavement pounding (this time in-between multiple lockdowns) – up and down, up and down – ‘do you know of any shops available to rent?’. ‘Are you looking to sell your business?!’. This went on for months and months – and then FINALLY a break-through!! The owners of District MOT, a huge Vietnamese restaurant in a prime spot on the High Road wanted to shut shop. Thus began a very lengthy handover. All in all, my search for a Leytonstone SpiceBox has taken over 2 years!!!

And so I was THRILLED when our builders finally got to work on the site – transforming the existing restaurant into a bright and colourful Spice World! Our builders have been AMAZING (not sure that was a phrase I’d ever use??!!) and have worked around the clock to make sure we open on time. Below are some photos of the transformation so far.

We can’t wait to welcome you into our Leytonstone curry house – it’s a biggun so please help us fill it by spreading the word!!