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Top restaurant liquor licence suspended
The award-winning Roti, on Morrison supplied Roti in the past, and not far the company going.”
Street, has been banned from selling from Roti, confirmed that the restau-
alcohol after two inspections which rant has been closed for at least two Roti was named best Indian restaurant
found fire exits persistently blocked weeks. in Scotland at the Scottish Restaurant
or bolted shut, there were too few exit Awards 2008. And Tony Singh won chef
signs and inadequate toilet facilities. Roti also faces being struck off the of the year in the Catering in Scotland
Roti was once one of the Capital’s most Companies House register of busi- Excellence Awards and the Scottish
prestigious Indian restaurants. ness after it failed to file its accounts Curry Awards.
on time.
Roti’s owners were called before the The trouble at Roti is not the first
licensing board last month to defend A Companies House analyst said: “The in Edinburgh. Abstract, on Castle
their licence. Convener Marjorie day after the proposal to strike off was Terrace, closed last month after just
Thomas said: “Nobody turned up and reported in the Edinburgh Gazette three years in business, while award-
no representations were received so someone lodged an objection and winning burger chain Wannaburger
their licence remains suspended.” the proposal has been suspended for also closed its High Street branch
the time being. This basically means last month after being sold to Gold
Accha Oriental Foods, which has someone has an interest in keeping Brothers.
Scottish restaurant owner backs Bangladesh
street campaign
Dr Wali Uddin, one of Scotland’s most eminent businessmen
and owner of Britannia Spice restaurant in Leith, is plan-
ning an appeal to raise money for the pavement-dwellers of
Bangladesh. He is to ask diners to donate £1 to the appeal
which has been launched by the charity Concern Worldwide.
From your Restaurant Name
It is thought that up to 50,000 men, women and children are
Send SPECIAL OFFERS to bring in new
living on the pavements of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
customer
Many have fled floods and cyclones elsewhere in the country.
offer TODAY / THIS WEEK ONLY discounts to
old customers
Keep customers INTERESTED by informing
Dr Uddin, who was born in Bangladesh but has lived in the
them of NEW DISHES & MENU updates
UK for more than 40 years, has been named as one of the 100
no more BINNED LEAFLETS, all msgs show
YOUR BUSINESS NAME
most influential Asians in we provide over 2000 CUSTOMER DETAILS in
all major areas of UK to send your effers to,
the UK. He is a founder of
OR use your own customer lists
Edinburgh’s Mela Festival
www.PRO RESTAURANT SOLUTIONS.com
and is director- general of
0115 8 220 343
or TEXT the word
the Bangladesh-British
'SPICE to 07786206955
Chamber of Commerce.
“This is for the people
who have no shelter,”
he said. “These people
live in horrendous cir-
cumstances. We have
a responsibility to help
people who cannot help
themselves.” The restau-
rant appeal is expected
to begin in the very near
future.
Spice Business Magazine 19 February | March 2010
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