Restaurant leaps into food 'bible'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Owner Harry Khinda at the restaurant Owner Harry Khinda at the restaurant

A Bradford restaurant owner is hoping that a listing in a top-notch eating guide will give his business a much-needed fillip during the credit crunch.

Zaara’s, in Bradford Road, Shipley, will be rubbing shoulders with “posh nosh” venues after being selected to appear in the next Michelin guide Owner Harry Khinda is delighted that his restaurant will be listed in the bible of good eating only two years after he opened following anonymous visits by Michelin inspectors. Mr Khinda said: “It’s unbelievable that we have achieved this in such a short time.

“It’s a great thrill to get a Michelin listing, which is the first stage towards gaining a coveted Michelin star rating.”

Mr Khinda, who used to work for lender Bradford & Bingley, achieved his dream of serving Punjabi food when he invested £200,000 to open his restaurant in the former Peter Dyer electrical store, serving food cooked in less oil and with less colouring than some other types of Asian food.

Two restaurants in the district, The Burlington at the Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel, Bolton Abbey, and the Box Tree in Church Street, Ilkley, hold one star ratings in the 2009 Michelin Red Guide.

Zaara’s has also been nominated by Shipley MP Philip Davies for the Tiffin Cup, an annual curry competition organised by MPs.

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1:31pm Wed 22 Jul 09

born n bred says...

Well done on the award, it's hard work to get any sort of recognition unless your one of the other two 'you know who' restaurants in Bradford. It's a tribute to not only the chef's but the staff and owners as well
Well done on the award, it's hard work to get any sort of recognition unless your one of the other two 'you know who' restaurants in Bradford. It's a tribute to not only the chef's but the staff and owners as well born n bred

2:42pm Wed 22 Jul 09

Moon on a stick says...

Agreed Zaara’s is a nice place to eat, and I think the only Indian restaurants in Shipley or Saltaire with a 5 star hygiene rating.
Agreed Zaara’s is a nice place to eat, and I think the only Indian restaurants in Shipley or Saltaire with a 5 star hygiene rating. Moon on a stick

6:04pm Wed 22 Jul 09

Mik_e says...

Surely MPs should not be nominating private business such as this? It would be interesting to know if Mr.Davies has received discounts or anything free of charge from the business ?
Surely MPs should not be nominating private business such as this? It would be interesting to know if Mr.Davies has received discounts or anything free of charge from the business ? Mik_e

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