A RESTAURANT in Bicester is delivering meals to a hospital in Oxfordshire every week.

Jaflong, an Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant on Bicester's Market Square, is delivering freshly cooked curries to staff at the John Radcliffe hospital every Thursday.

It wants to show appreciation for the hard work of NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

The family-run business says it has been struggling during lockdown but is still keen to help others.

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Dilraj Ali, who works at the restaurant, said: "They were really happy when we gave them the food. We told them that we would like to do it each week and they said that was absolutely fine.

"Our restaurant has had its ups and downs over the 24 years that it's been open, but we thought the only thing we can do to help right now is to donate food."

Although Jaflong is closed, Mr Ali's family have been using the time wisely by refurbishing the premises.

Mr Ali said: "Even though it's bad that we're closed, at the same time it's good because we're able to refurbish during the day and then open in the evening for takeaways."

The restaurant is run by his 63-year-old father Shakur Ali.

Despite the Government not yet reopening restaurants, they have received calls from people wanting to book tables. To place a takeaway order, call 01869 323210.