A NEW restaurant could be on its way to the city centre after plans for signage were submitted to Colchester Council’s planning bosses.

A popular Indian street food chain is looking to open a new branch in Colchester High Street.

Chaiiwala, which offers a range of Indian snacks as well as chai tea, is eyeing up the former Royal British Legion building in 133 High Street.

The business was first founded in 1927 in New Delhi but has now spread worldwide after a re-launch in 2016, with the first store in the UK opening in Leicester.

Gazette: Chaiiwala in Bolton which opened at the end of 2022Chaiiwala in Bolton which opened at the end of 2022 (Image: Alima Nadeem)

It typically serves both hot food and drinks and has branches across the UK.

Plans for signs have now been sent to the council, which will boast the typical Chaiiwala logo and an accompanying statement.

Developers believe the sign represents “good design and will not cause any harm to visual amenities”.

On the menu, the business typically offers several Indian snack food items including Mumbai Mac n’ Cheese and a vegetarian kebab roll.

Gazette: Inside another Chaiiwala restaurant in the UKInside another Chaiiwala restaurant in the UK (Image: Alima Nadeem)

The restaurant also includes all-day Indian breakfast as well as a number of sweet options.

One of the popular drink options is chai tea, an Indian beverage throughout South Asia and is usually made of tea mixed with spices including cinnamon and cardamom.

The drink has been popularised in the UK after being offered in several coffee shops across the country.

For more information, visit chaiiwala.co.uk.