A County Durham restaurant has been left shocked after enjoying the visit of a Hollywood and stage actor over the weekend. 

During its normal service schedule on Saturday (October 14), Spice Lounge in Durham got the chance to serve award-winning actor Toby Jones. 

With the waiting staff and manager of Spice Lounge being blown away by serving such a high-profile name, the venue couldn't resist posting a photo of the actor after he'd enjoyed his meal on Saturday. 

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Using the caption "It was a pleasure to serve our delicious food to such a great gentleman in our venue last night," the accompanying photo shows Toby Jones and the manager of Spice Lounge, Akki Miah.

It's understood that the actor was visiting County Durham during his capacity to take part in the Durham Book Festival. which took place in the city this weekend. 

During the literary event, he gave a world-exclusive live reading of Benjamin Myers’ novel, Cuddy, which is inspired by the life of St Cuthbert and his journey to his final resting place in Durham Cathedral.  

And it seems that while the actor, who has been in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the Dad's Army film, as well as being the voice of Dobby in Harry Potter, visited County Durham for the book festival, he likes his curry on the spicy side. 

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After a member of the public asked Spice Lounge in the comments section about what the actor ordered, the restaurant replied with King Prawn Korai (Vindaloo Hot).

Meanwhile, Spice Lounge is continuing to enjoy success after being awarded numerous awards over the years, including best restaurant in the region and also finding national success over the years.

During this year's Asian Curry Awards, Syed Akki Miah from the restaurant was named manager of the year - showing the prestigious nature of the venue.