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Top gear presenter refuels in Poole

Top gear presenter refuels in Poole

February 2, 2013 No Comments

TV presenter James May and a film crew visited Taj Mahal 2 in Poole’s High Street after a day filming nearby. Known by his nickname of Captain Slow on Top Gear because of his careful driving style, James was equally conservative when choosing his curry, opting for a relatively mild chicken tikka masala, egg fried ...

Asha’s goes back to Indian roots

February 2, 2013 No Comments

One of Birmingham’s leading restaurants, Asha’s, is planning to open up a number of outlets in India, thereby going back to the homeland of its famous founder, Asha Bhosle, who has sung on over a thousand Bollywood movies. The restaurant group, which opened its first overseas venue in Dubai in 2002 and has gone on ...

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Le Raj seeks charitable legacy from Olympic spirit

Le Raj seeks charitable legacy from Olympic spirit

January 2, 2013 No Comments

Epsom Downs’ Le Raj restaurant launched an Olympic-themed fund-raising initiative for the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer at a special lunch held on Wednesday 29th August this year. Dignitaries, business leaders and friends of the restaurant gathered as the Olympic torch arrived in an official BMW Olympic car. It will remain at the restaurant ...

Itihaas comes to Selfridges

Itihaas comes to Selfridges

January 2, 2013 No Comments

Selfridges Birmingham has welcomed Itihaas Brasserie to its ground floor food hall. This is a new venture from the owners of Itihaas, which is located in the city’s Jewellery Quarter. The new concept aims to offer food to high standards yet in a casual setting, the company states. Raj Rana, managing director of Itihaas says ...

Moti Mahal showcases Ani’s passion for food

Moti Mahal showcases Ani’s passion for food

January 2, 2013 No Comments

Moti Mahal is one of London’s best known Indian restaurants, situated in the heart of London’s West End close to the tourist centre of Covent Garden and theatreland. The restaurant’s main dining room of offers a view into the kitchen where chef Anirudh Arora’s creates menus inspired by his life-long passion for the cuisines of ...

Cut VAT says Guild

January 2, 2013 No Comments

The Guild of Bangladeshi Restaurateurs is calling on the Government to reduce the VAT rate for the hospitality industry in order to boost trade. They have written to the Government pointing out that a reduction in the VAT rate would have a positive impact on business, increasing profits for restaurants which will lead to higher ...

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Brangelina visits Bagshot restaurant

Brangelina visits Bagshot restaurant

January 2, 2013 No Comments

One of the world’s most famous couples, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently enjoyed a reported £2,000 curry feast at the Mogul,  a spice restaurant in Bagshot, Surrey. The pair visited the Mogul with five friends and stayed until the restaurant closed, sampling a number of special dishes from the menu. A spokesperson for the ...

Awards target still more nominations

January 2, 2013 No Comments

Last year around  3800 restaurants, more than a third of the total in the UK, received at least one public nomination  for the British Curry Awards (BCA)  and in total  more than 68,000 nominations were received from members of the public,   the highest  figure ever. The BCA are not resting on their laurels however and ...

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Warning on insurance cover

Warning on insurance cover

January 2, 2013 No Comments

Restaurants face losing everything if they take out the wrong type of insurance cover or forget to give full details. Spice Business has received information from restaurants who report a substantial increase in restaurant insurance premiums over the past few years, including cover for both employer and product and for public liabilities. However, there are ...

Curcumin ‘could help treat bowel cancer’

Curcumin ‘could help treat bowel cancer’

January 2, 2013 No Comments

A joint study by Cancer Research UK and the University of Leicester is hoping to determine whether or not pills containing the popular curry ingredient curcumin could make for an effective supplement to chemotherapy, We already know that curcumin, which is a compound of turmeric, acts as an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties, which has ...

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