Asian Restaurant Awards shortlist
Feb12

Asian Restaurant Awards shortlist

The shortlist has been announced for the first Asian Restaurant Awards, which will be held at the Manchester Hilton, on Monday 5th March 2018. The shortlisted. which was determined by over 100,00 votes from members of the public, can be seen at www.acfederation.org. Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese restaurants...

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Asian Restaurant Awards announces Manchester venue for glittering ceremony
Aug18

Asian Restaurant Awards announces Manchester venue for glittering ceremony

Asian foodies can nominate their favourite restaurants and takeaways in the first Asian Restaurant Awards, which will be held at the Manchester Hilton, on Monday 12th February 2018. The awards are open to Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese restaurants and takeaways. The shortlisted will be determined by members...

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UK’s Top 30 Asian & Oriental Chefs are feted at House of Commons
Jun26

UK’s Top 30 Asian & Oriental Chefs are feted at House of Commons

The nation’s favourite Asian and Oriental chefs, as determined by popular public vote, have been announced by the Asian Catering Federation [ACF]. The top thirty were invited to a special presentation ceremony being held in the Terrace Pavilion of the House of Commons on Monday 15th May 2017. The event was also used to launch the Asian Curry Awards 2017, organised by the ACF being presented on at a glittering ceremony on Sunday 12th...

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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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