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British Curry Awards returns this November

British Curry Awards returns this November

June 28, 2017 No Comments

It can be confirmed that nominations for the 13th British Curry Awards are now open, and that this year the event takes place on Monday 27th Nov 2017 at The Battersea Evolution. Still unique and unparalleled, the BCA will showcase the curry industry which is still facing a huge staff crisis and around two restaurant ...

Dishoom swings into Soho

April 27, 2016 No Comments

The Dishoom team are set to open DishoomCarnaby on Kingly Street in Soho later this year. As with its successful Covent Garden, Shoreditch and Kings Cross restaurants, the new venture will be paying loving homage to the old Irani cafés of Bombay, and will include a Permit Room cocktail bar, several rooms for all-day dining, ...

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Coventry restaurant blasts TripAdvisor critic

April 27, 2016 No Comments

Turmeric Gold in Coventry went on the offensive after a highly critical review appeared online on TripAdvisor. The unhappy diner claimed the waiter was “surly” and the prices too high.   However Turmeric Gold responded on the website claiming they had a video of this customer cleaning the plate by eating every morsel, and then ...

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British Curry Awards raises the bar yet again

April 27, 2016 No Comments

The curry industry came together on November 30th 2015 for the 11th annual British Curry Awards and once again the event did not disappoint. The Battersea Evolution was full almost to overflowing as around 1400 people gathered to witness the presentation of these prestigious awards.   As well as owners, managers, chefs and customers from ...

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Millionaire entrepreneur buys out Cinnamon Collection

April 27, 2016 No Comments

Boparan Restaurant Holdings (BRH), owned by millionaire entrepreneur Ranjit Singh Boparan, has acquired the London-based, three-strong Cinnamon Collection restaurant chain. This includes recently refurbished Cinnamon Club in the Grade II-listed Westminster Library, Cinnamon Kitchen in the City of London and Cinnamon Soho. The company says it plans to roll out other Cinnamon-branded restaurants throughout the ...

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Curry restaurants closing at record rate, survey finds

Curry restaurants closing at record rate, survey finds

April 27, 2016 No Comments

Around 2000 curry houses have closed since 2010 according to a survey in The Sun on Sunday. Experts have warned that Indian restaurants are closing at an alarming rate in Britain as the industry faces the biggest crisis in its history.   The decline, which started in 2000, is blamed on high operating costs and ...

Monks discover 200-year-old chicken curry recipe

Monks discover 200-year-old chicken curry recipe

April 27, 2016 No Comments

Dry a recent tidy-up, Monks found a 1793 recipe book in the archives at Downside Abbey, Somerset with an early curry recipe. The instructions for chicken curry are among 142 recipes compiled by a cook for an elite family in the Georgian period.   The recipe book was written 46 years after the first recorded ...

Rapping up a spicy dish for toon town restaurant week

Rapping up a spicy dish for toon town restaurant week

April 27, 2016 No Comments

The rapper 50 Cent recently popped into Newcastle’s Dabbawal ahead of a concert at the Metro Radio Arena, enjoying the Punjabi Chilli Chicken Tikka. The dish also proved a hit during Newcastle Restaurant Week, which ran from January 18th to 24th.   Jalf Ali, owner of Dabbawal, winner of the UK’s Best Casual Dining Restaurant ...

Kochhar opens up in Mumbai

Kochhar opens up in Mumbai

April 27, 2016 No Comments

Top chef AtulKochhar has launched a new restaurant in Mumbai which, a little ironically, will not serve authentic Indian food. “I’ve cooked Indian food outside India for 23 years now,” he says. “I didn’t want to go back to India and cook Indian food.”   The restaurant, which opened its doors his January, is called ...

Sevenoaks restaurant boss slams Government policy

Sevenoaks restaurant boss slams Government policy

April 27, 2016 No Comments

The owner of Tandoori Nights near Sevenoaks in Kent recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. However the owner, John Miah, says he is concerned for its future because of the Government’s cap on non-EU skilled workers.   Chefs fall within the higher bracket of Tier 2 under the Home Office’s caps on skilled workers from outside ...

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