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Indali Lounge rated best for healthy eating
London’s Indali Lounge, which does Nottingham, Comptoir Libanais,
not use butter, cream or ghee in its London and Terre A Terre in Brighton.
preparations and serves fibre-rich
meals to its customers, has been Indali Lounge was set up some years
adjudged the best healthy-eating UK back by Dr Kartar Lalvani, founder-
restaurant by BBC’s food channel. chairman of Vitabiotics, Britain’s
largest selling vitamin supplements
Bordeaux Quay, Bristol, was ranked that received a Queen’s Award for
in second place, followed by Saf in Enterprise in 2003 and 2008. “I am
London, Heart Buchanan, Glasgow, happy that my efforts to promote
Pearl Liang in London, New Samsi healthy Indian food have been recog-
of Manchester, The Harwood Arms nised,” he said.
in London, Restaurant Sat Bains,
UK suspends student visas
The problem appears to be based on
the UK’s adoption of a points-based
from India, Nepal, Bangladesh
system which grants visas to anyone
who can prove they have taken a place
at a UK educational establishment.
The UK Immigration Service, now
When the points system came in, many
known as “UK Borders Agency” has
people who would have qualified under
suspended the applications process
the previous regime without using a
for student visas from northern India,
student visa have been excluded, and
Nepal and Bangladesh after a dramatic
result is an increase in ‘educational’
upsurge in numbers and allegations of
applications - from under 1,000 in Q4
fraud. The suspension will remain in
2008 to 1,800 in Q4 2009 and then a
place for at least one month while a
startling rise to 13,500 in Q4 2009. In
backlog of applications is processed,
a global recession, such an increase is
but that period will be extended if nec-
highly unlikely to be the result of genu-
essary. During that time, applications
ine demand for education, the Agency
will become subject to much greater
has concluded.
Chocolate curry hits the spot
An east end Glasgow restaurant is
Prawn Nakodari, on the menu. In this other spices.
serving a dish that may appeal to those
dish, 85 per cent cocoa solids choco- The restaurant is also offering choco-
with a sweet tooth. Nakodar Grill now
late is combined with ground corian- late and strawberry naan bread and
has a chocolate curry, called King
der seeds, garlic, chilli, ginger and strawberry pakora.
Restaurant gets permission to expand
A popular Indian restaurant in empty chemist’s next door into a bar the application. One Councillor, Alvin
Bracknell has been given the go- and reception area in 2005. Finch, said he thought the restaurant
ahead to expand into a disused shop was ‘a great asset to the area’. He
next door after almost five years of This was rejected a number of times added, “This will give diners a little
trying. The Koh-I-Noor first asked the but recently the council’s planning more elbow room and make it a bit
local council if it could convert the committee has agreed to support more accessible to disabled people.”
Spice Business Magazine 30 February | March 2010
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