For those of you who haven’t yet visited Ashton’s latest eatery then you are missing a treat.

In the former site of the old Indian Ocean a phoenix has risen in the form of The Purple Olive with lush new décor, spacious dining areas, new spacious windows and a welcoming reception and bar area. The new owners certainly pulled the stops out with their latest restaurant, there are two other sister sites in Ellesmere Port and Liverpool, and the opening has been a huge success.

Sampling the delicious menu on launch night were local councillors, Ashton Town Team and some of those who had worked on the restaurant. There was some entertainment from Dukinfield’s Ethan Booth on guitar to welcome guests to the new venue. Although you may have a favourite Indian restaurant, maybe give this a try and see how it compares – it’s already proving a big hit with those in Ashton and beyond!