Cut VAT for restaurants in the UK!

The Federation of Bangladeshi Caterers (FoBC) and the Asian Caterers Federation (ACF) are currently campaigning for a cut in VAT in the hospitality sector.  The organisations represent between them, some 35,000 UK Asian eateries – including Indian, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, and Bangladeshi cuisine, encompassing both restaurants and takeaways – and believe that the current VAT for restaurants is too high.  At present, the...

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The man who would be King?
Aug17

The man who would be King?

An interview with Shabir Hussain of Akbar’s Starting off a new series of interviews with the movers and shakers in the Asian Food Industry, this week we talked to Shabir Hussain, the founder of the Akbar’s restaurant group. Background Akbar’s is one of the few true chains of Indian restaurants that have been able to successfully establish themselves across most of the UK. With 11 venues now up and running including...

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Jinatana Thai Restaurant Review in Bowness
Jul30

Jinatana Thai Restaurant Review in Bowness

One of our Curry Culture team members and her husband decided to venture to the Lake District where they enjoyed a Thai meal at Jintana, on Lake Road in Bowness on Windermere over the weekend. With over 75 restaurants in the village there is lots of choice of where to dine, however Jintana is the only Thai restaurant in Bowness. It first opened its doors in 2004 and has since been successfully serving locals and the many tourists to...

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The Indian restaurant ChennaiDosa to create 25 jobs in the North West
Feb06

The Indian restaurant ChennaiDosa to create 25 jobs in the North West

As reported in the  Manchester Evening News on Feb 3rd, the ChennaiDosa chain will open their first Manchester restaurant in the Stretford Mall next month, a move which will create 25 jobs. ChennaiDosa, which has 10 locations in the UK and specialises in South Indian cuisine, will open a 125-cover curry restaurant with two floors in the Mall.  They opened their first venue in Manor Park, East London, in 2003 and now have seven sites...

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