Tapsaya@Marina opens in Hull

19th October 2016   Tapasya, the Hull-based, high-end Indian restaurant has opened a second site in the city. Tapasya founders Mukesh Tirkoti and Tapan Mahapatra have invested £1m in the new site in the CatZero building in Humber Dock Street. Tirkoti has run five-star hotels and restaurants in India and opened destination restaurants in London.  Tapasya@Marina is […]

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Tuk Tuk

13th October 2015 Tuk Tuk, the Edinburgh-based Indian street food restaurant Tuk Tuk has opened a site in Glasgow. The company, founded in 2012, will open its second venue in Sauchiehall Street in November.   Named after the three-wheeled motorised rickshaws, Tuk Tuk’s dishes are inspired by the fresh, rustic food served at the roadside

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12th October 2016 Severn Trent Water has successfully prosecuted a South Stafford restaurant in a ‘landmark case’, for blocking the sewers with fat, oil and grease – which led to nearby businesses being unable to flush their toilets.  Café Saffron in Church Rd, Codsall, was fined £5,500 at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court.  This is only the

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Bombay Doors Open

8th October 2016 Family-run  Bombay 8 Indian restaurant in Warrington is expanding its operation by opening Bombay Quay in Northwich.   The new 130-cover restaurant overlooks the River Weaver and offers traditional curry options alongside a number of unique dishes. Jango Alam, who is heading  the new venture after working at Bombay 8, said: “The food

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Chatham Chopstix

7th September 2016 The Chopstix noodle brand Chopstix has opened a restaurant in on the High Street in Chatham, Kent.    Chopstix Group operates almost 60 sites across the UK and Ireland and began trialling a fresh brand identity at its new restaurant in Aberdeen.  The new design is being assessed in preparation for the launch

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Oxen Zen

5th October 2016     Chozen Noodle, the fast casual noodle bar brand founded by Matthew Kirby and John Dodds, is to open a prototype unit in Oxford this month, its 25th site. The store in George Street will feature a made-to-order sushi station and some new hot food offerings.   There is also to

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Michelin Star for Veerswamy

  3rd October 2016   Veeraswamy has ended a 90-year wait and finally received a coveted Michelin Star. The UK’s oldest Indian restaurant, it was opened in 1926 by Edward Palmer, a retired Indian Army officer and the great-grandson of an English general and an Indian princess. In its early years, Veeraswamy served Anglo-Indian cuisine,

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