Bavava Restaurants, the operator of Doner Haus and Papadoms concepts, has been forced to abandon a flagship opening in Bradford for Papadoms after running into financial problems.

The 6,500 sq ft 400-seat Indian restaurant was to open at The Broadway shopping centre but has been subject to a series of delays.

Bavava founder and chief executive Sanjeev Sanghera told the Bradford Telegraph and Argus he had run into a series of problems with contractors, leading the council to lose faith in the viability of the restaurant.

Sanghera has previously said the site would cost £1.2m to fit-out a bar and cocktail lounge on the ground floor and restaurant on the first floor.

The original Papadoms restaurant opened in Sunderland and was closed down last year in order to focus on the Bradford launch.

Sanghera also operates three sites under the Döner Haus brand, though it is not known if these will be affected.