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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 …

Indian takeaways second on popularity chart in Britain

Indian takeaways second on popularity chart in Britain In a recent Channel 5 documentary on Britain’s favourite takeaway options, Chinese food was crowned the country’s favourite cuisine, followed by Indian food especially the curry, while fish and chips ranked third. Shockingly, the much-in-demand pizza bagged the fourth spot while the American-inspired burgers came fifth. Earlier …

MICHELIN STARS FOR 2020 UNVEILED

After weeks of tension, chefs across the country can finally breathe a sigh of relief – or disappointment. The Michelin guide for 2020 has been announced, and 29 restaurants across Great Britain and Ireland have been awarded shiny new stars. One hundred and eighty-seven Michelin-Starred Restaurants are featured for 2020, including one new Three Star, …

New magazine to help curry chefs thrive

Curry Life Media group is to launch its own Bengali publication highlighting all of the industry opportunities available for caterers and chefs. The new Bi-Monthly publication Curry Chef will cover burning issues of the day – handpicking breaking news from around the culinary world – including features, recipes, quiz, competitions, product news and career opportunities …

Fantastic efforts by Curry Houses spotlighting our inspirational NHS

By Sam Smith The Curry Industry is full of wonderful and passionate people and we proved that again and again during the crisis. The Covid -19 Pandemic is the worst thing to hit the restaurant sector in modern times. We have never seen anything like this before. Many businesses including restaurants, pubs and bars were …

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’. …

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