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The British Curry Awards 2013: Winners

The British Curry Awards 2013: Winners

February 21, 2014 No Comments

Last night saw curry restaurants from around the UK recognised for their contribution to the British economy, with the Prime Minister, David Cameron, extolling the virtues of a culinary industry that contributes £3.6bn to the economy annually and employs more than 80,000 people. However, the irony was not lost that tightening immigration controls are preventing ...

Enam editorial

February 18, 2014 No Comments

I would like to wish all Spice Business readers the  best of luck for 2014.  It is a New Year and perhaps a new dawn. There are some positive signs in the economy, which is growing faster than at any time since 2007. I just hope some of this energy rubs off on the hospitality ...

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BCA dishes up a night to remember

February 18, 2014 No Comments

This year’s 9th British Curry Awards, held at the Battersea Evolution, was certainly something special! It was a closely guarded secret, known only to a select few, but the surprise VIP guest on the night was none other than the Prime Minister, David Cameron MP.   The Prime Minister has been a big supporter of ...

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Heston on the hunt for curry ideas

Heston on the hunt for curry ideas

February 18, 2014 No Comments

Famous TV chef Heston Blumenthal – a regular guest at the British Curry Awards – recently paid a visit to the restaurant of BCA founder Enam Ali.  Heston was filming for a Channel 4 programme to be broadcast in March and was doing some research for one of his innovative recipes. He spent time talking ...

Gymkhana arrives in Mayfair

Gymkhana arrives in Mayfair

February 18, 2014 No Comments

A new London restaurant that has opened to rave reviews, and almost universal acclaim by food critics, is Gymkhana in Mayfair’s Albemarle Street. Gymkhana, which opened its doors last September, is a second venture for chef Karam Sethi who earned his first Michelin star in 2012 at Trishna in Marylebone.   The new 100 cover restaurant ...

Cleaning products ‘webshop’ opens for business

Cleaning products ‘webshop’ opens for business

February 18, 2014 No Comments

A new e-commerce site to give operators the flexibility of purchasing P&G Professional’s specialist branded cleaning range online has been launched. P&G Professional, a division of Procter and Gamble, which supplies professional cleaning products to hotels, restaurants, care homes and other businesses, has opened the web-based shop - http://pgproshop.co.uk - which makes the company’s new range of ...

Takeaway exhibition enjoys successful debut

Takeaway exhibition enjoys successful debut

February 18, 2014 No Comments

The first ever Takeaway Innovation Expo was held at Olympia London in November and the event organisers, Prysm Group, said the debut event was a great success. Over 5600 takeaway owners and operators attended over the two days of the show, which also attracted 112 exhibitors.   Takeaway Innovation Expo also featured a seminar and ...

New name for Zaika

New name for Zaika

February 18, 2014 No Comments

Tamarind Collection is to re-launch Zaika restaurant as One Kensington. The aim is to recreate the atmosphere of London’s leading private members’ clubs, but without the need for membership. Due to open in March, One Kensington will offer all-day dining or a place to simply socialise with friends or colleagues in stylish and convivial surroundings. ...

Restaurants close after decades in business

Restaurants close after decades in business

February 18, 2014 No Comments

One of Oxford’s oldest curry restaurants is to close after being in business for more than 50 years. The Bombay Restaurant, in Jericho, has been a favourite with residents and students since it opened in 1955.   Owner Ali Ashra has decided to concentrate on his other restaurant, Peppers Burger. He told the Oxford Mail: ...

Only a curry will do for Ozzy!

Only a curry will do for Ozzy!

February 18, 2014 No Comments

Former rocker and reality TV star, Ozzy Osbourne, demanded to be served a curry even though he was in an Italian restaurant! He was with wife Sharon, and other friends, at the C branch of the Cipriani restaurant chain in London. Not impressed with the menu he repeatedly asked for a curry, which in the ...

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