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Growing your own curry

Growing your own curry

January 2, 2013 No Comments

Britain could soon be producing all of its own curry ingredients, according to The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Farmers and kitchens across the UK are already growing their own potatoes, onions, garlic and tomato but the department suggested that the spices and herbs– the majority of which we import – are equally ...

Charity cyclists get rest stop at Veer Dhara

Charity cyclists get rest stop at Veer Dhara

January 2, 2013 No Comments

All 250 people taking part in the SACA charity bike ride from Birmingham to London were made welcome at St Albans’ Veer Dhara restaurant, where there were able to use the washroom facilities and enjoy a breakfast buffet. SACA has been raising money for children’s charities since 1989 and this year is supporting the Rainbow ...

Tatler gives Chakra a vote of approval

Tatler gives Chakra a vote of approval

January 2, 2013 No Comments

Notting HIll’s Chakra, a new restaurant set up by well-known chef Andy Varma, has been voted one of the Top 8 Best Indian Restaurants in the UK at the Tatler 2012 Restaurant Awards. Andy says, “This is a great honour. Thanks to all who supported us.” Chakra’s inspiration comes from ancient Vedic scriptures. The Chakras, ...

Restaurant lands Mayor Boris Johnson with £90k bill for Olympic losses

Restaurant lands Mayor Boris Johnson with £90k bill for Olympic losses

January 2, 2013 No Comments

Neleen Strauss of the High Timber restaurant near St Paul’s Cathedral said turnover is down 80% in the last fortnight as workers stay out of the city during the Olympics. In an article in the City A.M. newspaper Strauss called on Johnson to personally pick up the tab. “This is – give or take a ...

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