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Guilty of harassing rival restaurants
The manager of a curry restaurant Gallery and 217 calls to Elachi, between
was given a 12 month community
in Bridgwater, Somerset, has admit- February and November 2009.
order, with 80 hours unpaid work, and
ted harassing rival restaurants with
a 12 month order banning him from
hundreds of phone calls over an eight A local magistrates court was told
having contact with Elachi or the Spice
month period. Karim Miah, of Spice that the calls left the two restaurants
Gallery.
Club made 310 calls to the Spice unable to operate normally. Mr Miah
Carlisle restaurant attacked
Vandals struck twice inside a fortnight and improved street lighting to try and
throats slit during an alleged racist
at a Carlisle restaurant, Indigo Indian, tackle the problems with anti-social
attack, police say. Police were called
just before Christmas. In both cases behaviour at the restaurant, which
when one of the group hurled racist
the front of the building was covered opened five years ago.
abuse and brandished a knife and are
in paint.
looking for two youths, aged between
More recently, staff at another Carlisle
14 and 17 who carried out the attack.
The owner of the restaurant, Mr Miah, curry restaurant, Spice Enterprise,
is pressing for more CCTV cameras were threatened with having their
Stylish surrey town gets restaurant to match
The restaurant is described as being
cooked for Prince Charles and the late
‘elegant and beautifully appointed,
Princess Diana on their tour of India in
yet still modern, contemporary and
1992, as well as the late Indian Prime
stylish’.
Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Already earning
positive reviews from local residents,
Massala specialises in authentic North
Massala looks set to become a popular
Indian dishes, supplemented by speci-
fixture on the Surrey dining scene.
alities from other parts of the subcon-
tinent, mostly cooked in a traditional
charcoal fired clay tandoor. Popular
dishes include a whole sea bass steam
cooked with coconut and wrapped in
Indian culture meets British tradi-
banana leaves and fresh whole lob-
tion at Massala Restaurant, the latest
ster cooked with lime and turmeric in
addition to the expensive Surrey town
a pepper massala sauce.
of Cobham, home to both beauti-
ful Painshill Park and the Chelsea
Head Chef Sunil Sinha has won many
Football training ground.
overseas awards for his cooking whilst
at the Taj group of luxury hotels, and is
supported by chef Pradeep Asawa, who
Curry house supports ‘poppy-lar’ cause
Cromwells, a restaurant near This is not the first time that Cromwells
Worcester, has won the General Sir has raised money for good causes.
George Weir Cup for poppy collect- Other recent efforts include collecting
ing. The cup was awarded by the Royal more than £600 for Acorns Children’s
British Legion, Powick and Callow End Hospice and over £1000 for the British
branch, for collecting more than £134 Heart Foundation.
by selling poppies, and is now sitting
on the bar of the restaurant, owned by
Abdul Sattar.
Spice Business Magazine 10 February | March 2010
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