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Thaikhun set for Guildford opening12-04-2016
Thai Leisure Group (TLG) is to bring its Thaikhun street food concept to Guildford – the first south of London – and is set to open on 6th May.
Inspiration for the restaurant comes from Bangkok’s bustling Maeklong Market, a popular street food destination with a train line running through the middle.
TLG has invested £828,000 on the 3,690 square feet, that includes an open kitchen, outdoor dining area, and artefacts brought from the street markets of Thailand to create the 124 seater restaurant.
The opening of the Friary Street venue will be Thaikhun’s eighth UK site and follows an opening in Newcastle’s Metro Centre, in March. Thaikhun also has sites in Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
TLG expects to open 5 more sites the south of the country in 2016.
One Warwick Park Chef04-04-2016
Marco Goldin, the former D&D London and Caprice Holdings chef has been recruited to head the restaurant at a new 39-bedroom boutique hotel in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Goldin will lead the 75-seater L’Amore at One Warwick Park restaurant, scheduled to open in June. Goldin leaves his role as exec chef at the Royal Academy’s Keeper’s House.
VIP lunch at Taj Cuisine31-03-2016
Taj Cuisine in Chatham received another top restaurant award at a special lunch in the presence of the Mayor of Chatham and VIP guests.
Editor of the Cobra Good Curry Guide, Pat Chapman, presented Chef Abul Monsur with one of the Guide’s most prestigious Awards for Excellence.
Such awards are given primarily for the quality of the food. Taste, aroma, colours, textures and presentation are paramount. Ambience, customer care, service competence and friendliness also have a bearing. Taj Cuisine was adjudged to have met all these criteria with ease, declaring it to be 'One of the best curry venues in the region.'
“It is a fantastic achievement and thoroughly deserved,” said Chapman. “I’ve been judging Indian restaurants and takeaways for over thirty years and the standard keeps on rising every year. Taj Cuisine displays exceptional customer care and thoroughly deserves this Award."
Asked why Taj Cuisine stands out amongst so much competition, chef Abdul Monsur said, “We serve a delicious array of Indian and Bangladeshi dishes. We never compromise. All ingredients are carefully sourced and we never use artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. We are delighted to be so highly recognised by Pat’s celebrated Guide.”
In November, Taj Cuisine’s was named Best Take Away in the South East at the Asian Catering Federation’s Asian Curry Awards in London.
A restaurant manager from Tunbridge Wells who fraudulently claimed VAT repayments of £46,667, has been sentenced following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Abu Taher (46) of St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, faked invoices between March 2013 and April 2014 to claim VAT repayments that were not due for a the Buddah Bay restaurant in Maidstone, Kent, where he was employed.
Taher pleaded guilty to the fraudulent evasion of VAT and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years and 200 hours of unpaid work. He has also been disqualified from holding company directorships for four years.
Anyone with information about restaurant fraud can call the Customs Hotline on 0800 59 5000.
Spice lovers can now for their favourite restaurants for the Asian Curry Awards. The awards are open to Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Middle Eastern, Malaysian, Nepalese, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese restaurants and takeaways.
Growing from strength to strength, the awards have been widened to include Turkish and Middle Eastern restaurants and takeaways. New categories created also include Buffet, Curry Pub and Event Catering.
Last year’s top accolade went to Vivek Singh’s acclaimed Cinnamon Club, which was named Best South Asian Restaurant (Central London).
This year’s winners will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane on 23rd October 2015.
These are tough times for ethnic restaurateurs, facing increasing competition and severe chef shortages, with 600 curry restaurants having closed in the past 18 months, according to figures from Kingfisher Beer.
“To survive and thrive, restaurant owners must respond to customers’ changing customer tastes and chefs need to innovate and produce the exciting, healthy and authentic dishes that today’s discerning diners demand,” said Yawar Khan, Chairman of the Asian Curry Awards, who added, “These awards are design to recognise the best in this industry and encourage ever higher standards and the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs to join this dynamic sector.”
The full list of national award categories is:
• Fine Dining Asian Restaurant of the Year
• Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year
• Asian Takeaway/Delivery of the Year
• Newcomer of the Year (restaurants established less than 3 years)
• Lifetime Achievement
• Buffet Restaurant of the Year
• Curry Pub of the Year
• Chef of the Year
• Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year
• Event Caterer of the Year
• International Asian Restaurant of the Year
There are also 10 regional awards for the Best South Asian restaurants in London, London suburbs, South East, South West, East, South Coast, North, Midlands, Wales and Scotland & Northern Ireland.
Curry lovers can nominate their favourite restaurants and chefs online
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