Restaurants

  • Indian eatery 'Gymkhana' in London's Mayfair gets UK's National Restaurant of the Year award 02-07-2014 04:31 PM

    An Indian eatery in the UK has become the first restaurant to bag the country's National Restaurant of the Year award, a sign that curry houses are now being taken seriously for their gastronomic excellence. Beating even the traditional "fine dining" restaurants such as The Clove Club and The Ledbury,...
  • Bangalore nightlife extension to continue, pubs to be open till 1 am 07-06-2014 01:07 PM

    Bangalore: In good news for Bangalore residents, the Karnataka government has decided to continue with the city's nightlife extension for a year. This came after a meeting with the city's police commissioner and senior state officials on the matter. Earlier this year, the state government had extended the limit for...
  • French restaurant fines diners who don't finish their food 13-05-2014 03:32 PM

    London: A French restaurant has come up with a unique way to reduce wastage of food - by charging a fine from customers who don't eat everything on their plates. Customers at the Patrizietta restaurant in Losone in the canton of Ticino face a fine if they don't lick their...
  • Restaurants in Delhi's Connaught Place to remain open till 1 am 26-04-2014 09:45 AM

    New Delhi: Restaurants and bars in the heart of Delhi, Connaught Place, will soon remain open till 1 am. Even the shopping outlets will remain open till 11 pm. The decision was taken by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to promote night shopping in Connaught Place. The decision is,...
  • Election special menu: NaMo Thali, RaGa Basket 19-03-2014 01:46 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to create awareness and encourage people to vote in the Lok Sabha elections, Tandoor Restaurant in Allahabad has taken up the ante and introduced NaMo Thali and RaGa Basket. The names are being derived from Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress...
  • Inside Shanghai's 'insanely popular' toilet themed restaurant that has toilet seats as chairs and poop-shaped ice cream 04-03-2014 10:56 AM

    A restaurant in Shanghai has a toilet theme that is a hit across China with branches in Hong Kong, Fuzhou, Wuhan and Beijing. 'More Than Toilet', an off-shoot of the brand Modern Toilet, which started in Taiwan in 2004, has guests sitting on chairs designed like toilet seats. The ice...
  • Man wears 'Breaking Bad' shirt after meth arrest 27-02-2014 12:49 PM

    Chicago: A suburban Chicago man accused of operating a methamphetamine lab appears in his booking photo wearing a T-shirt from the television show 'Breaking Bad.' Daniel Kowalski's mug shot shows him wearing a T-shirt for the fictional Los Pollos Hermanos chicken restaurant depicted in the AMC show about a methamphetamine...
  • Woman gives three Illinois waitresses $5,000 each 04-02-2014 03:12 PM

    Illinois: Three waitresses at an Illinois restaurant say they could only stare in disbelief when a woman over the weekend handed them each a $5,000 check. The owner of the Boone County Family Restaurant in Caledonia, Matt Nebiu, said business was slow Saturday when the customer handed checks to 25-year-old...
  • Japanese restaurant chain Benihana sets shop in India 15-01-2014 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: Knife-spinning chefs of globally famed Benihana chain of restaurants have now set shop in the city providing a taste of authentic Teppanyaki, Japanese style of cooking. Teppanyaki originated 50 years ago and involves use of an iron griddle to cook food. Benihana, which means red flower in Japanese,...
  • French restaurant shut down for 'no Pakistanis allowed' policy 07-01-2014 02:29 PM

    A French restaurant, running in a posh locality in Islamabad, was raided and shut down by police following a public outcry over its policy of not allowing Pakistanis in. 'La Maison', running out of Islamabad's F7-1, was not allowing Pakistanis in, citing the French style of cooking that uses wine....
  • Kerala: Shutdown to protest against rise in LPG prices 03-01-2014 02:15 PM

    Hotels and restaurants have been shutdown in protest against rise in LPG prices. The Kerala hotels, restaurants association and Bakers association said that this is only a one day strike, but their agitation could intensify. ...
  • Bombay HC allows hotels to remain open till 5 am for New Year's party 31-12-2013 12:44 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has extended the deadline for New Year's Eve parties and has allowed all establishments - hotels and restaurants- to remain open till 5 am. Giving the order, the HC said, "It is traditionally a night that people spend with friends and family till morning. There...
  • Israeli restaurant: Turn off phone, get 50 per cent discount 21-11-2013 12:54 PM

    Abu Ghosh: A restaurant owner in an Arab village outside of Jerusalem says he is on a mission to save culinary culture by making diners a simple offer: Turn off your cellphone and get a 50 per cent discount. Jawdat Ibrahim says smartphones have destroyed the modern dining experience. He...
  • World Chefs: Anand Gaggan's progressive Indian cuisine 08-10-2013 08:41 AM

    Anand Gaggan began cooking to avoid classrooms but one subject the Kolkata native embraces is science. After leaving school in India, Anand cooked in the kitchens of some of Asia's best hotels before studying with the research team at Spain's famed El Bulli restaurant where he learned to physically and...
  • Breather for Hauz Khas Village restaurants 25-09-2013 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: In a huge relief for 33 restaurant owners in the Hauz Khas Village in South Delhi, the outlets which gave the assurance that they will open an effluent treatment plant have been allowed to open shop by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT has laid down a...
  • Goa govt approves 'Beach Shack Policy', debars foreigners from working at restaurants 28-08-2013 08:09 PM

    Goa Government on Wednesday approved the Beach Shack Policy debarring foreigners from managing or working at these restaurants on beaches, and also extending the renewal period of licences from one to three years. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar announced the details of the Policy, after the state Cabinet gave its approval....
  • Foetus found in a restaurant toilet in US 21-08-2013 12:58 PM

    Owners of a popular sports-theme restaurant in US were shocked to discover a foetus in the women's restroom when the toilet refused to flush properly. The gruesome finding was made in the ladies' restroom at the Starters Pub in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County in Pennsylvania. On Monday, after scrubbing...
  • Sports bar fined for racially discriminating against Indo-Canadians 18-08-2013 02:41 AM

    A popular sports bar in Canada has been fined for racially discriminating against three Indo-Canadians by denying them entry for a graduation party two years ago. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Shark Club of Langley caused injury to the dignity and self-respect of Surinderjit Rai, Manjit Gill...
  • Facebook to offer OpenTable restaurant bookings via mobile 13-08-2013 01:12 PM

    Bangalore: Facebook Inc struck a deal with online restaurant booking service OpenTable Inc that will allow users to reserve tables at restaurants via a Facebook app, as the world's No. 1 social network continues to expand its mobile services. In an announcement on its website, Facebook said the feature would...
  • Obamas chose an Indian restaurant to celebrate US President's birthday 09-08-2013 09:45 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama and wife Michelle chose Rasika, an Indian restaurant owned by a Delhi-born restaurateur that's a favourite haunt of power diners, to celebrate his birthday. "The President and First Lady are going out to dinner to celebrate his birthday," the White House said. Obama, who turned 52...
  • Mumbai restaurant regulars criticise Congress activists' 'goondaism' 23-07-2013 10:24 PM

    Regulars at Aditi restaurant, which was forcefully closed by Youth Congress activists for barb against the UPA government, questioned the 'goondaism' by the political activists saying that people have the right to protest in a peacefull manner. ...
  • Congress workers vandalise Mumbai restaurant over UPA jibe 23-07-2013 08:45 PM

    Mumbai: When patrons of Mumbai's Aditi restaurant went to pay their bills - the restaurant threw in a chuckle for free. At the bottom of the bill it read - as per UPA govt eating money : 2G Coal scam and CWG scam is a necessity and eating food in...
  • Mumbai: Protest over 'anti-UPA' bill peaceful, says Congress leader 23-07-2013 03:36 PM

    Mumbai: The Congress on Tuesday clarified the protests against a Mumbai restaurant which criticised the UPA government on it bills by saying that it was a peaceful protest and the party workers did not break any law. Youth Congress President Ganesh Kumar Yadav refuted the allegation and said that the...
  • Mumbai: Congress workers force restaurant to stop bills criticising UPA 23-07-2013 12:21 PM

    Mumbai: In a case of high-handedness in Mumbai some Congress leaders and workers allegedly forced a restaurant to discontinue their bills criticising the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's tax on AC restaurants. After coming to know about the bills, some Congress leaders and workers allegedly forced their way into the...
  • Karnataka HC allows licensed bars to employee women bartenders 09-07-2013 04:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Karnataka High Court has directed the state government to allow all licensed bars to employee women bartenders from Tuesday. The High Court has also asked the Restaurant Owners' Association to 'try' to adhere to the guidelines given by the government for the next three months. The court...
  • Karnataka: Women working in bars must wear trousers, be 21 years old 09-07-2013 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: After a plea filed by the Restaurant Owners' Association in the Karnataka High Court, the state government on Tuesday told the court that it had notified new rules for employing women in places where liquor is served. Karnataka government informed the High Court that women bar employees should...
  • Youth's 'horrid experience' at a Gurgaon restaurant goes viral 12-06-2013 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Gurgaon-based restaurant Lemp BrewPub & Kitchen became the buzz word on the Internet after a blogpost lashed out at it mercilessly for poor service and false claims. In a blogpost 'How a lunch at Lemp Brewpub Gurgaon turned out to be the most horrid experience ever', a youth...
  • Four firefighters die, five injured battling Houston blaze 01-06-2013 06:36 AM

    Houston: Four firefighters died and five others were injured on Friday when a roof collapsed during a blaze at a hotel and restaurant in southwest Houston, fire department and city officials said. Fire Chief Terry Garrison told a news conference that firefighters were searching for people who may have been...
  • Five Indian restaurants among Asia's 101 best: Survey 16-05-2013 10:31 AM

    Tokyo: A Taiwanese eatery famed for its dumplings was crowned Asia's best restaurant, while restaurants in Beijing claimed the lion's share of spots in the top 10 of a new survey of the food-obsessed region's best dining. Five Indian restaurants made it to the list of 101 best Asian restaurants....