The team behind The Tamil Prince open The Tamil Crown desi pub in London Islington

Latest opening: The Tamil Crown

By James McAllister

The Tamil Prince team have launched a second London site, which places greater emphasis on its pub setting while retaining a robust food offering.

Image: Crowdfunder

Community project Curry Club extends crowdfund campaign

By Restaurant

A not-for-profit cook to community project supported by chefs including Stevie Pale, Meera Sodha and Anna Jones, has extended its crowdfunding campaign to raise money to provide free meals for the people of Islington.

Nestle Professional plant-based Downtime Development


Downtime Development: Plant-based

By Nestle Professional

The pandemic has given the trend for plant-based eating a significant boost and as a result Nestlé Professional is offering chefs inspiration with a series of innovative plant-based recipes.

DUM Biryani founder Dhruv Mittal opens Lucknow 49 restaurant in Mayfair

Latest opening: Lucknow 49

By James McAllister

DUM Biryani founder Dhruv Mittal has arrived in Mayfair with Lucknow 49, a restaurant inspired by the northern Indian city that’s close to the Taj Mahal.

Loosened Thai: The group's casual interiors aren't overtly ethnic

Business Profile: Giggling Squid

By Joe Lutrario

A marketer by trade, Andrew Laurillard thinks he’s on to a winner with his Giggling Squid restaurant format, which, in common with a number of his competitors in the branded Thai space, he co-runs with a Thai spouse. He’s probably right.

Rola Wala currently operates a permanent site in Leeds

Rola Wala plans London expansion

By Sophie Witts

Leeds-based Rola Wala is popping-up in London, and plans to open two permanent sites in the capital later this year.

Pan Chai petite will serve a menu of Asian-inspired small plates and mains

Pan Chai opens casual dining pop-up

By Carina Perkins

Restaurateur Eddie Lim has expanded his Pan Chai restaurant brand with the launch of a new casual dining concept in Bicester Village, Oxfordshire.

Mowgli Street Food opened recently on Liverpool's Bold Street, serving authentic Indian fare against a Scandinavian backdrop

Mowgli street food eyes expansion

By Carina Perkins

New Indian concept Mowgli Street Food has opened its doors on Liverpool’s Bold Street, with plans to expand to Manchester and London. 

Rosa's Thai Cafe in Chelsea is on Fulham Road

Rosa’s Thai Café opens in Chelsea

By Lauren Houghton

Family-run restaurant group Rosa’s Thai Café launched its fifth London site in Chelsea last week and will open its sixth in Angel in November. 

The new restaurant has both a buffet and an a la carte menu

The Indian Platform opens second site in Scotland

By Lauren Houghton

The first Indian Platform restaurant opened four months ago in Glasgow’s West End, now the second site has opened in Newton Mearns, with the founders planning to expand the chain further still. 

The 55-cover Picata London restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Singha beer brewer opens Asian restaurant in London

By Luke Nicholls

Boon Rawd Brewery, the Thailand-based company that produces Singha beer, has brought its Asian street food concept Pacata back to London with a new restaurant opening in Covent Garden.

Indian Summer Kitchen currently has one restaurant in Brighton's East Street

Indian Summer Kitchen targets expansion

By John Harrington

Indian Summer Kitchen, the Brighton-based Indian restaurant operator, plans to become the UK’s largest Indian restaurant chain and has revealed target areas for expansion to our sister title M&C Report.

Business Profile: Masala World

Business Profile: Masala World

By Joe Lutrario

Ranjit Mathrani’s Masala World operates 10 restaurants in central London, but now looks set to take its authentic Indian food and high service standards nationwide.

Atul Kochhar's Lamb Rogan Josh recipe

Atul Kochhar's Lamb Rogan Josh recipe

By Becky Paskin

With National Curry Week around the corner (21-27 November), we've published this recipe for Lamb Rogan Josh by Michelin-starred Indian chef Atul Kochhar, to inspire you to get involved

Gordon Ramsay names Lasan as F Word restaurant winner

Gordon Ramsay names Lasan as F Word restaurant winner

By Becky Paskin

Gordon Ramsay has named Lasan in Birmingham as Britain’s Best Local Restaurant in the F Word final, after beating The Pheasant from Keystone in a cook-off aired on Channel 4 last night

Varma creates new 'Chicken Tikka Masala'

Varma creates new 'Chicken Tikka Masala'

By Emma Eversham

The Gourmet Groups Andy Varma wins National Curry Weeks competition to find a new curry recipe that can rival the popularity of the Chicken Tikka Masala


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