Restaurant owners criticise water company

September 19, 2014 No Comments

Two restaurant owners in Windsor have criticised Thames Water and claimed it is responsible for flooding their business, causing more than £15,000 worth of damage. Ali Bhatti and Zack Ali, owners of Spice Route, claimed their restaurant flooded by over 12in of water while 100 customers were dining, after a Thames Water plumber burst a pipe.

The pair have made an official complaint against the utility company after the incident. Mr Bhatti said: “We called them to fix a leak at the back of the restaurant but they turned up a week early when we had customers dining and they did more damage than the original leak.” When the incident happened they had to clear the restaurant and cancel bookings for a week. They claimed to have lost customers due to the flooring and expressed concern about the damage to their reputation and relationships with customers.

A spokeswoman from Thames Water said: “We came out to fix a customer’s pipe and while carrying out the repair the leak worsened. We repaired the pipe the next day.”

Brick Lane pioneer celebrates anniversary One of Brick Lane’s oldest curry houses is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Sheba Brick Lane was opened in 1974 by Motabir Ali and his family, and is currently run by his nephew, Sultan Miah, who has been the manager for nearly five years.

A special 40th anniversary menu is being prepared by the restaurant, which has won numerous awards, to mark the special milestone.

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