New openings

15th May 2016       Hoppers   Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina Sethi  have opened Hoppers 36 cover restaurant inspired by the family home cooking and roadside boutiques of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, with the hopper and dosa at the heart of the menu.   The interiors, feature warm terracotta tiles, a woven rattan ceiling …

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Oriental Food Report

15th May 2016   The explosion in the number of Pan-Asian restaurants is driving the growth of Oriental food in the UK, according to a new report.   Wing Yip, the UK’s leading Oriental grocer, commissioned the Oriental Food Report, a comprehensive study of the growing influence of Chinese food and other South East Asian …

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New Openings

14th May 2016   New Openings   The Koh Group has opened on a former night club site on Endless Street in Salisbury, creating an “opulent and seductive dining space.”   Koh Thai Tapas, the group’s 9th venture, is the first of 3 planned openings for the group in 2016.   Although eat in customers …

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The evolving curry market

14th May 2106 Upmarket Indian restaurant Trishna has just announced it is to run a series of “Not Your Average Curry Nights” priced at £120 per head that will introduce modern innovative dishes from different regions of the subcontinent to diners, writes Glynn Davis.   This struck me as interesting. Not only from the point …

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“Don’t buy cheap!” urges Cyrus Todiwala on Asian Catering Federation road show with JUST EAT

10th May 2016 Owners of around 500 Asian restaurateurs attending restaurant road shows were urged not to buy cheap and to up their game in terms of health, hygiene, nutrition and quality, if they want to survive in today’s competitive environment with changing consumer tastes   The ‘Nutrition and Hygiene’ road shows were hosted in …

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China Cuisine Association

(L to R) Vice President Bian, President Jiang, Yawar Khan (FoBC/ACF) and Thomas Chan ACF. Asian Catering Federation UK met Chinse Cuisine Association delegates on Monday 30 March 2015 at ABP Compressor House Royal Albert. Docklands London.

Cut VAT from 20% to 5%

Sky news has reported today about how the campaign to fight for a reduction in VAT for the tourism and hospitality industry has become stronger than ever and how it could offer a £4bn boost to the UK economy. As you may know the FoBC has campaigned for this since 2012 and are pleased that …

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