Hadleigh’s oldest Indian restaurant closed its doors for the time last week.
The Royal Bengal Tandoori has been in the town’s High Street for more than 25 years.
For most of that time, it was the only Indian food facility in the town, until the India Villa – known as the IV – opened at the other end of the High Street several years ago.
Royal Bengal owner Nurul Amin said: “We would like to thank our customers for their love and support.
“We wouldn’t have been this successful without them.”
The restaurant had a loyal following, and its take-away facility was also very popular.
It won awards for its cooking and was recommended in Pat Chapman’s Cobra Good Curry Guide in 2002-3.
It is situated next door to Hicks, the long-standing electrical retailers which also closed recently.