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UK Food industry urged to reduce calories by 2024

The UK government has urged restaurants, takeaways and ready meal providers to reduce the number of calories in their food by 20% before 2024, in an effort to tackle obesity. Clinical obesity is rising in the UK and is also leading Britons to suffer from various associated health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. …

Saving Brick Lane The UK’s Curry Capital

Brick Lane, located in Tower Hamlets in the East End of London, has been associated with curry and South Asian cuisine since the 1970s. Like the ‘Curry Mile’ in Manchester, the area has become synonymous with not just the food, but also the culture, and over the years has earned itself the name – ‘Banglatown’. …

Chef Oli Khan awarded MBE

The UKBCCI London Regional President Oli Khan has been honoured as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and awarded with an MBE. Oli, a successful celebrity chef, was given this honour for his enormous contribution to the hospitality industry, as well as his charitable works throughout the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad. Oli …

The End of Traditional Restaurant Service?

By Helen Salter For many restaurant-goers, good service is one of — if not the — main draw for going out to eat. Old-school, interactive experiences between waiter and customer are just one way a restaurant can bolster its reputation, with restaurateurs taking pride in maintaining a service which can lead to regional and national …

Basmati Rice Dispute Between Pakistan and India

Wherever you go in the world where curry is served, rice tends to follow. The two foods go together perfectly and have done for centuries. But now a dispute between India and Pakistan has arisen, with Basmati rice at its centre. India enjoys a fruitful trade deal with the nations that comprise the European Union. …

Mixed reactions over Eat Out to Help Out

Eat Out to Help Out, the latest government scheme aimed to help boost the hospitality sector and encourage diners to get back out, saw up to 83,068 restaurants sign up across the UK. Created by chanceller Rishi Sunak, the scheme, which lasted all of August, meant businesses could claim up to £10 per person back …

HOME IS WHERE THE BHAJI IS !

Ask people to name the most popular home-cooked meal in Britain – and which food comes to their lips? Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding must surely be up there, you’d think. Or perhaps good old favourites like fish and chips or even spag bol? Well you’d all be wrong. Unveiled as the country’s favourite national …

Harrods Welcomes ‘KAMA by Vineet’ at the new Dining Hall

Harrods’ new Dining Hall marks the third phase of the monumental restoration of the store’s iconic Food Halls. Formerly known as the Meat & Fish Hall, the new Dining Hall is designed to be an elevated experience, giving customers the chance to sit and enjoy produce sourced directly from the Roastery & Bake Hall and …

COBRA BEER LAUNCHES MINI KING COBRA

Following the success of multi-award-winning King Cobra, the world’s first Pilsner style lager double fermented with an ale yeast, Cobra Beer is delighted to announce the on-trade launch of Mini King Cobra – the same unique expression of liquid, packaged in a smaller 375ml offering. The Mini King Cobra Launch precedes the imminent relaunch of …

Restaurant chain rocked by ‘Knorr-gate’ scandal

Restaurant chain rocked by ‘Knorr-gate’ scandal The executive chef of the Tamarind chain of Indian restaurants has been embroiled in a row over whether or not he used Knorr chicken cubes to flavour dishes. Michelin chef Karunesh Khanna was alleged to have told a manager that ‘guests didn’t need to know’ and that the cubes …

Enduring love for hospitality made Habibur Curry King

Habibur Khan, a 23-year-old young curry entrepreneur. His father Matin Khan is also an established businessman who has been involved with restaurant trade since 1998. They have two family establishments in Edinburgh, Scotland are the Itihaas Restaurant in Dalkeith and the Radhuni Restaurant in Lonehead. Habibur Khan is at the helm of very popular restaurant …

Bombay 8 – A Gamble Paid Off

Bombay 8. A beautiful restaurant in Warrington.Very good food and decor. Customers love it. Our reporter Sam Smith talks to owner Mofozul Miah and writes about their delicious food and the secret to their success. Restaurant owner Mofozul Miah took a gamble when he opened an independent Indian restaurant on a Warrington’s retail park full …

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