BRITAIN’S best takeaway restaurants have been revealed – but has your local made the list?Interestingly, all of the best are independent restaurants that are considered hidden gems in their cities.The top takeaways were announced as part of the annual Most Loved Takeaway awards, hosted by ordering website HungryHouse, and were selected from 12,000 restaurants across the country.In first place is a small family-run Thai restaurant in Soho, London called Thai Metro.The restaurant, which first opened in 2002, is owned by Ekkachai Somboonsarn - who trained by cooking at music festivals including Glastonbury and Reading.He said: “We are a family owned business, so to receive both this recognition and exposure is an unbelievable honour.“We pride ourselves on serving up delicious Thai cuisine at good value, all made with high quality ingredients.”The eatery is one of four London restaurants that have made the top 10, but it nabbed the top spot thanks to its … [Read more...] about Britain’s best takeaway restaurants have been revealed… so did your favourite make the cut?
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NICOLE Scherzinger looked as though she was in need of her bed as she walked out of the Groucho club in the early hours of Tuesday morning.The X Factor judge has a busy week ahead of her, mentoring her acts Ryan Lawrie and Matt Terry but it didn’t stop her letting her hair down on the night out.Wrapping up against the chill, Nicole walked out the club at 2:30am with a friend who held onto her tightly as they walked to her waiting car.Nicole teamed a woollen jumper with a cosy leather jacket and matching trousers.She teamed her winter look with black leather boots and a matching side bag. Before heading to Groucho, Nicole was spotted heading to The London Bridge Experience with friends.This is Nicole’s fourth night out in a row – with the star partying at Cirque Le Soir nightclub in the capital and leaving just after 2am on Monday.On Sunday night, Nicole went from The X Factor to dinner with pals at MNKY HSE in Dover Street in Mayfair.Before this, Saturday night was … [Read more...] about X Factor’s Nicole Scherzinger looks tired after fourth night out in a row sneaking out of Groucho club via back entrance at 2:30am
HUNDREDS of staff and diners at a popular restaurant chain have been struck down with suspected Norovirus.A national probe has been launched by public health chiefs after 205 workers and 160 customers reported falling ill after visiting Wahaca, which was founded by Thomasina Miers, who won MasterChef in 2005.The Mexican chain shut down nine of its 25 restaurants across the UK after the outbreak of the vomiting bug, whose symptoms include feeling sick, projectile vomiting and watery diarrhoea.One diner says she went to Wahaca in Soho, London on Saturday night with her husband and friends, but was left unable to eat a proper meal for four days.She told The Sun Online: "We had our usual street food bites and chicken burritos. On Sunday afternoon my husband started feeling sick. We were supposed to have a family meal with my sister and her family but my husband spent the entire evening throwing up in their toilet."We came home as he wasn't in a good way but as soon as … [Read more...] about Wahaca hit by winter vomiting bug, forcing closure of nine restaurants
NICOLE Scherzinger made sure she was turning heads when she donned a revealing black leather dress for a night on the town on Wednesday.The X factor judge risked making diners choke on their dinner as she sported the sexy dress for dinner at London restaurant Mr Chow.Nicole had just wrapped filming the Jonathan Ross Show when she made a beeline for the popular Chinese restaurant.The sexy dress showed off the 38-year-old's incredible figure and featured an unusual belt of circular rings that sealed the dress across her chest before wrapping around her neck.Her sexy mini-dress showed off her toned pins to perfection and she elongated her legs with some black strappy sandals.The statement dress spoke for itself and she kept her accessories to a minimum but decided to wear her hair in an unusual style.She wore her long brunette locks - which were dip dyed pink and purple at the ends - in two buns at the top of her head.Singer Pixie Lott was also at the event at Mr Chow and stunned in a … [Read more...] about X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger risks making diners choke on their food as she wears revealing leather dress to London restaurant Mr. Chow
DONALD Trump has been hit with a fresh accusation of sexual harassment – by a woman claiming he looked up models’ skirts in a restaurant and commented on their ‘genitals’.Lisa Boyne, the CEO of a health food company, says that during a dinner with the Republican Presidential candidate in 1996 the property tycoon forced models to walk across the table so he could look at their underwear.Speaking with the Huffington Post, Boyne branded "disgusting" Trump “a low excuse for a human being that I've ever met.”She said: “It was the most offensive scene I've ever been a part of.“I wanted to get the heck out of there.”When the alleged incident took place, the businesswoman and her friend Sonja Tremont – who is now known as Sonja Morgan of Real Housewives of New York – were invited to dinner in Manhattan by the brash billionaire and late modelling agent John Casablancas.Boyne, who was 25-years-old at the time, claims Trump … [Read more...] about Now Trump is accused of forcing models to walk on restaurant table so he could ‘stick his head under their skirts’
A CHEF at four star hotel visited by Harry Styles and Britney Spears thought the mouse droppings littering the floor and work surfaces were spices, a court heard.Health inspectors who inspected the Sanctum Soho Hotel in Soho, London found the kitchens stank of mouse urine.One of the rodents even dashed from a storage area in front of a horrified inspector.Droppings were found in food containers, on shelves next to fresh produce and they were nesting happily in the staff room.Inspectors found packs of gnawed biscuits, mouldy fruit, droppings on food and in bags of sugar and ground almonds at the hotel near Carnaby Street in central London.Hammersmith Magistrates heard food was contaminated after not being properly stored, plates were left with mouldy food on them and kitchen equipment was filthy.Staff were not properly trained in food hygiene and the kitchen did not contain a sink for staff to wash their hands.“When questioned the chef said he thought the droppings were a … [Read more...] about Chef at four star hotel visited by Britney Spears and Harry Styles thought mouse droppings in kitchen were spices
A MANAGER of food delivery company Deliveroo was booed and heckled by riders staging protests over changes they fear will mean lower wages.Hundreds of delivery riders staged protests outside the takeaway delivery firm's head office in Soho, London, yesterday.The manager at the firm, which provides a delivery service to restaurants using an army of riders on bicycles and mopeds, left the headquarters to speak to angry protesters.He was greeted by loud boos and shouts.He said the "We are more than happy we are more than happy to speak to each and every one of you."We have a team upstairs that will do that if you are upset. We want the chance to listen to everyone individually."Loud boos and shouts interrupted him as he tried to address the crowd, eventually forcing him to retreat to the offices with his hands in the air.The drivers are protesting over changes that will see them paid £3.75 per delivery, rather than than £7 an hour plus £1 per … [Read more...] about Moment Deliveroo boss is heckled in street by striking delivery riders
New York is one of the most exciting cities on Earth, a vibrant melting pot of the cultures of immigrants who arrived under the Statue of Liberty at Ellis Island in search of the American dream.It's glitzy, brimming with celeb showbiz and full of the very best culture, high fashion and low down dirty urban style. You can shop 'til you drop or escape into Central Park, one of the greatest city parks on Earth, with world-class food from all the great cuisines never far away. Here’s The Sun Travel's 48-hour guide to get you started in this thriving metropolis. Day 1 8am – 9am: Hop off the subway at Houston, or walk through some of the Big Apple’s best-known streets to Russ and Daughters on Orchard Street. Their Jewish deli classics (it’s got to be cream cheese and salmon bagel for an authentic New York start to the day) have patrons queuing down the street. Get there early on Saturdays and Sundays to avoid the crowds (enjoy a lie-in during the week as they … [Read more...] about 48 Hours in… New York – what to do, what to see and where to go
USAIN BOLT has again been spotted partying in the West End.The nine-time Olympic champion was seen inviting SIX women back to his hotel after a night at Libertine - but one girl in particular seems to have caught his eye this week.The 30-year-old sprinter has been seen with the same mystery blonde on all legs of his booze-filled London tour.Bolt, who won 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay gold in all of the last three Olympics, arrived in the capital on Monday night and has been out every night since.On Friday night he was pictured leaving Soho hotspot Libertine for the second time this week - he was also at the club on Wednesday night.He had earlier eaten at Russian restaurant Novikov in Mayfair - his bill for the week is running into the tens of thousands.Taxis were laid on for numerous girls to join him back at his hotel, with SIX beauties joining him and his friends back at their London pad.But while long-term girlfriend Kasi Bennett has shown her anger this week, Bolt … [Read more...] about Usain Bolt out partying in London AGAIN as Jamaican sprint king heads back to West End… but has he started dating?
The tours bring to life the hidden stories of a once-seedy and now increasingly gentrified part of London that served as a refuge for gay people in an era when a kiss could send you to prison. The visits last around 90 minutes and take visitors to six spots tracing the history of the area between World War I and 1967, when homosexuality was partially decriminalised in England and Wales. The first stop on the tour is 41 Dean Street, now a high-end restaurant that used to be the Colony Room, a famous hang-out for artists and poets that was a favourite haunt for the painter Lucian Freud. The area was filled with gay bars at the time and, by the end of the tour, names of places and their secret locations become a blur because there are so many. Along with gay revellers, the central London area was also filled with police - both in the streets and in the clubs - many looking for easy prosecutions. "It was very dangerous to wear lipsticks," said Richard Sutton, one of the … [Read more...] about Soho’s gay history revealed in new tours