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Street Food at Benares

15th September 2016   Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar has introduced a street food-style menu at his Benares Anglo-Indian fusion restaurant in Mayfair.   Each of the five new dishes on the menu has been created by a different  chef from Benares’s kitchen and is inspired by the street food speciality of their home town.  Each …

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Tootoomoo to Islington too

14th September 20166 Healthy pan-Asian restaurant group Tootoomoo has opened in Islington, the company’s fourth north London site.   Tootoomoo Islington, which is in St Paul’s Road, also offers takeaway, collection and delivery services and is described as a “relaxed, vibrant and fun Asian tapas restaurant, offering “authentic, open and honest ‘shophouses’ of Vietnam and …

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Wazen Closes

14th September 2016 London-based  Franco-Japanese restaurant Wazen, which only opened in King’s Cross last November, is to close blaming the Brexit vote, despite the booming hospitality sector and a surge in tourists to the capital attracted by a fall in the value of sterling.   The  Tokyo-based owners cited “uncertainty” over Britain’s future for the …

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Just Eat rebrand

13th September 2016 Web-based delivery company  Just Eat is to rebrand in the UK before rolling out to 13 other markets. Several new initiatives will see  Just Eat becoming one of the launch apps for Apple Watch Series 2 and WatchOS 3.  Just Eat’s new Facebook Messenger Chatbot will by engaging with customers to inspire their food choices by …

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Konya Gold

11th September 2016 Turkish restaurateur Kilbria Ghulam is expanding his Konya with the launch of a second restaurant in Birmingham  –  this time in the city’s  ‘Jewellery Quarter’. Ghulam operates Konya Grill in Perry Barr, which Just Eat named the best Turkish restaurant in Birmingham.   New venue Konya’s Gold will open in Pitsford Street …

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Ashford Thai

11th September 2016 A new Thai restaurant is to open in Ashford town centre in Kent  this month.   Ben Godfrey is launching Po Thai the restaurant Thai in Park Street on the site of the former Press Rooms premises. The restaurant “with authentic Thai decor” will serve a lunchtime menu and Thai tapas dishes. …

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Cyrus Speaks

10th September 2016 Open Letter from Cyrus Todiwala I feel compelled to address an issue that has for more years than I care to remember gnawed away at me. I hope some of my experiences and thoughts resonate with your own. I also hope that they can in some small way ignite an issue that …

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Indian Prohibition

9th September 2016 A lesson from history not learnt, by Paul Chase The era of the legal prohibition of alcohol in the US that lasted from 1920 to 1933 is both the subject of history and the stuff of legend. The era of the cultural prohibition of alcohol in the UK that began in 2005, …

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Hull Pazzo

7th September 2016 A new Turkish-inspired restaurant, takeaway and gelato ice cream parlour – Pazzo Gelato ‘n’ Grill – has opened in Hull The new venue at North Point Shopping Centre in Bransholme offers Turkish-style dishes, burgers and grilled meat, panini, wraps and sandwiches. Desserts include smoothies, waffles and freshly-made cookie dough and 20 flavours of …

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