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COOK & INDI’S KEEPS ON GROWING


COOK and Indi’s World Buffet, the fast expanding restaurant chain, has opened its latest outlet in Johnstone, in the West of Scotland. This is the fifth in the chain and caters for 200 diners.


Cook and Indi’s World Buffet PUB SET FOR SPICY FUTURE


THE decline in the pub trade could be good news for the curry restaurant sector, as a number of old public houses are being converted across the country. A recent example is the Deane Gate Inn on the B3400 in Hampshire. An application for planning permission has been made to


Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to carry out work on the former pub, which is currently in disrepair. The submission claims that because of the economic effects on the public house trade, using the property for this purpose would not be viable, while it is also unlikely that the property would be purchased for


offers five different cuisines - Indian, Japanese, Sushi, Chinese and Italian - and over 100 dishes. Indi Singh, co-founder of the restaurant, says, “We’re delighted to serve up our revolutionary ‘world on a plate’ concept in Johnstone. The idea behind our World Buffet is to bring together various cuisines from different parts of the world so that when families are dining out there’s no need for an argument about which restaurant to go to because we offer food to suit everyone’s tastes.” n


conversion to a dwelling in view of the high level of traffic noise. The applicant has therefore


purchased the property with a proposal to repair and extend the existing building to create a high-quality curry restaurant, but will be retaining a public house facility for local residents and non-diners. n


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