The Curry House Crisis
Feb10

The Curry House Crisis

The curry house has been part of the fabric of British society for quite some time now, so much so that you would be hard pressed to find a high street in the UK without an Indian, Bangladeshi, Thai or other curry-loving type of cuisine. However this might not be the case for much longer, with curry houses currently closing down at a rate of two a week and industry experts suggesting that up to a third of Britain’s 12,000 curry...

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Restaurant finalists to be announced at House of Commons lunch
Sep30

Restaurant finalists to be announced at House of Commons lunch

At last an awards event where there are some recognised judges. I realise awards events need to make money to fund themselves but many simply seem to be an exercise in self-promotion, with no real competition involved. It’s interesting to see that these organisations are at least trying to address this by appointing a panel that can legitimately be described as experts. Hopefully this will lead to some really good restaurants...

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5 things I hate about your website
Aug21

5 things I hate about your website

OK restaurant owners (and takeaways / hotels / bars etc.) I recently read a guide to website design for the hospitality industry and to be honest it was absolute rubbish and didn’t list any really important elements needed on a restaurant website. So as a regular user and often frustrated customer (and because it’s Friday) here’s a totally unscientific list of my pet hates about the websites you hope will attract my...

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Asian Curry Awards finalists to be announced at House of Commons lunch
Aug14

Asian Curry Awards finalists to be announced at House of Commons lunch

The finalists in the 5th Asian Curry Awards are being announced at a special networking lunch in the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons on Monday 12th October. Restaurateurs will have the chance to meet the local MPs and discuss challenging issues facing the curry restaurant and takeaway industry with their fellow business owners.  Over 50 MPs have already confirmed their attendance. Curry lovers still have time to vote for...

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All aboard the Indian restaurant
Jul10

All aboard the Indian restaurant

You don’t need a boarding pass to walk on to this special plane. Technically we’re not sure it’s a plane any more as it won’t even leave the ground. Instead, you will be able to eat a proper curry. A new Indian restaurant has seen the light, or to be more accurate, the neon lights of an aircraft cabin. This airplane restaurant -which has not been named yet- is the brainchild of pilot Mustafa Azim Aolad and...

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Do curry and sport mix?
Apr04

Do curry and sport mix?

The BBC “Late Kick Off” football TV show is currently carrying out an unusual study to find out whether curry is beneficial for football players. Three athletic curry fans volunteered in this first stage of the investigation in which carefully measured curry portions and physical activities were the main ingredients. The chef for the project is Francis Benali, who played for Southampton for more than fifteen years and who currently...

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