Beloved Chorlton Indian restaurant Amma’s Canteen announces sudden closure

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Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 22nd April 2024

A much-loved restaurant in Chorlton has announced its sudden closure, due to ‘insurmountable challenges’.

Amma’s Canteen is a south Indian spot on Barlow Moor Road that’s been wowing fans with its small plates and curries since it opened in 2017.

It also served authentic oothappam, a sort of pizza/crepe hybrid made with rice and lentils then topped with spicy hummus and slow roasted tomato compote.

But in a post shared on its social pages last night, Amma’s Canteen confirmed its immediate and heartbreaking closure.

The family-run eatery has said that the support of its customers has ‘meant the world to us’.


They cited the rise in product prices and inflation as reasons for the shock closure, saying they can ‘no longer sustain our business’.

Amma’s Canteen also stressed that the decision to close was made with ‘much consideration’ and as a family.


Their full statement reads: “We regret to announce the closure of Amma’s Canteen. Despite our best efforts, the challenges we’ve faced along this journey have proven insurmountable.

“We are immensely grateful for the unwavering support of our loyal customers, but unfortunately, with rising product prices and inflation, we can no longer sustain our business.

“We recognize that this news may disappoint you, but we’ve reached this decision as a family after much consideration.


“Your support has meant the world to us, and we extend our heartfelt thanks for accompanying us on this journey.”

Amma’s Canteen, which also once starred in an episode of Come Dine With Me: The Professionals, has been flooded with messages of support already.

One person wrote: “So incredibly sorry to hear this, absolutely loved Amma’s and raved about you to everyone. Will miss your insane chicken thoran dosa and chicken 65 so much. Best of luck with the next chapter.”

Another said: “Really sad news this guys. Unfortunately it’s happening to so many businesses at the moment. The government is running them into the ground and doesn’t care.

“Loved your tamarind wings and the lamb biryani was the best I ever tasted. I live 2 mins walk from you and I was proud to have such a fantastic restaurant so close serving special food.


“I am sure you will be successful in whatever you do next, on Come Dine With me you were the most lovely couple. All the best for the future guys.”

Someone else commented: “So so sorry to hear this- we only got to visit a few times- but you were a firm favourite to us and will be sadly missed by myself and my daughter! Wishing you all the best in the future.”

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