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Are you looking for some quick tips on managing your small business and growing it? OR do you need a quick how-to guide when it comes to party planning or shopping? You can get all the information here. If you have an Indian wedding coming up here in the UK, we share some advice on how to plan the event. On our website you will find talented party organizers, the best Asian catering services, and photography services. If you wish to reconnect to your roots, we share latest trends in Asian clothes and jewellery. We hope you enjoy reading.

Asian Curry Awards Shortlist Announced Ahead of National Curry Week

Saurabhm01 October 17, 2019 No Comments

Asian Curry Awards Shortlist Announced Ahead of National Curry Week

The eagerly-awaited shortlist for this year’s Asian Curry Awards has been announced ahead of National Curry Week (7th to 13th October). Top London fine dining London venues listed include: Benares, Darjeeling Express, Hakkasan, Indian Accent, Quilion, Veersawamy and Zuma The winners will be revealed at a glittering awards-ceremony, at Grosvenor House, in Mayfair on Sunday 17th November, The full shortlist, which was determined by more than 100,000 votes from the curry loving public, can be seen at www.asiancurryawards.com A team of judges led by Pat Chapman, the editor and founder of the Cobra Good Curry Guide is now touring the country visiting shortlisted restaurants. Awards will be presented for: Best Asian Restaurant Healthy Eating Restaurant Asian Restaurant Chain Best Event Caterer Best Newcomer Fine Dining Restaurant Casual Dining Restaurant Best Buffet Restaurant Just Eat Best Takeaway / Delivery Maitre D’ Asian Hospitality Entrepreneur Pan-Asian Restaurant Lifetime Achievement Best Vegetarian / […]

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TV Chef Stephen Gomes to head up DUSK fusion restaurant in Brentwood

Asian Locals August 12, 2019 No Comments

TV Chef Stephen Gomes to head up DUSK  fusion restaurant in Brentwood

Molecular gastronomy meets shisha TV chef Stephen Gomes has been head-hunted to lead DUSK, a large new Mediterranean and Asian fusion restaurant and shisha lounge in Brentwood, Essex.  Following a soft opening in June, the restaurant will launch on Thursday 11th July, with an invitation-only party, and open full to the public the following day. With three discrete dining areas each with its own menu, the restaurant, which will cater for up to 400 customers, has been transformed with an investment of almost £1million by restaurateurs Sharif Uddin and Shakil Islam. The restaurant was designed by Seesaw Studios in Hackney. Located on the Ongar Road, DUSK lies in the Essex countryside adjacent to Bentley Golf Club, and is set in over two over two acres of its own landscaped grounds. DUSK’s Executive Chef Stephen Gomes, has won numerous awards, including 2 AA Rosettes for Moksh in Cardiff, noted for its exquisite tasting, […]

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FREE Business Advertising with Asian Locals. Calling all Asian Businesses

Saurabhm01 July 31, 2019 No Comments

FREE Business Advertising with Asian Locals. Calling all Asian Businesses

Asian Locals, the fastest growing Asian business directory in the UK, has commenced free registration and listing for all Asian small and medium enterprises. Business owners are encouraged to take advantage of the platform to expand their market reach. Asian Locals is offering free advertisement to Asian businesses in the UK, relieving the stress on tight marketing budgets. Businesses can now create a profile on www.asianlocals.co.uk for FREE. Their profile can include business name, contact information, and website address. They can also upload images and create a short description of their products and services on the site. The company has urged Asian business owners in the UK to leverage this space for increased brand awareness among the wider Asian community in the UK. “Being an Asian entrepreneur myself, I can relate to the many challenges that afflict Asian businesses in the UK. The major hurdle to business survival is market […]

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Why You Need an Asian Wedding Planner

Asian Locals June 18, 2019 No Comments

Why You Need an Asian Wedding Planner

It’s a curious observation: most people know that they need a wedding planner if they want their ceremonies to be successful (and stress-free). However, too many are willing to cut corners when it comes to Asian weddings, which, interestingly, take up considerably more time and effort to organize. The problem lies in the attitude that most people have towards Asian wedding planners, whose services tend to be perceived as a luxury expense rather than a necessary cost. It’s quite ironic, especially since organizing an Asian wedding, for most people, is too demanding job. It takes up a lot of time, not to mention money, connections, and most importantly, hard work, to pull off a successful Asian wedding. As someone with a schedule that doesn’t allow them time for adequate rest, let alone for planning an entire Asian wedding, wouldn’t it make sense to delegate the task to someone that knows […]

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Asian Restaurant Awards – The Finalists

Asian Locals June 12, 2019 No Comments

Asian Restaurant Awards – The Finalists

Winners of the Asian Restaurant Awards will be revealed at a glittering awards ceremony at the Manchester Hilton, on Sunday 23rdJune. Over 500 leading restaurateurs, chefs, food writers and VIP guests, including the Lord Mayor of Manchester Cllr Abid Latif Chohanare, expected to attend the gala dinner. The evening will be hosted by BBC TV news anchor, Samantha Simmonds and supported by the Manchester-based British-Asian actor and comedian Mani Liaqat. Over 100,000 public votes determined the shortlist of the nation’s favourite Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, and Vietnamese restaurants and takeaways. The Asian Restaurant Awards are organised by the Asian Catering Federation (ACF) which represents the nation’s 30,000 Asian and Oriental restaurants. “The Asian Restaurant Awards 2019 promises to be an unforgettable night, where we will be recognising the excellence of Asian and Oriental restaurants across the UK,” said […]

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Top 10 Indian Jewelry Trends

Asian Locals May 29, 2019 No Comments

Top 10 Indian Jewelry Trends

Creating a beautiful jewelry collection calls for finding a balance between your style and preferences as well as keeping up with the latest fashion trends in the industry. Picking through the different kinds of jewelry while ensuring the ones you choose to wear are appropriate for the occasion is an art on its own. It is why a woman’s jewelry should be diverse and lean towards classic to have timeless pieces that can still work with the latest fashion trends. If this looks like a challenge or an impossible task, then you can find inspiration in Indian Jewelry.The East has always had a diverse and artful approach to jewelry with many items that have been a standard part of Asian Jewelry for ages making their mainstream entrance in the West over the last century. When looking for a unique take on the jewelry but one that still offers you a […]

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Asian Clothes – Latest Trends and Style

Asian Locals May 17, 2019 No Comments

Asian Clothes – Latest Trends and Style

2018 was upbeat with many trends in fashion. There have been so many trends introduced in different parts of the world, but Asian styles always manage to steal the limelight. Indian dresses, Pakistani dresses, Chinese dresses and Asian wedding dresses reign supreme in the fashion world. Let’s dive in to find out which attires are turning heads and dropping jaws this year. The Top Trends in Pakistani dresses: Pakistani attires inspire creativity with mix colours and fabrics. 2019 is already beaming with floral printed trousers and skirts, Kurta silk collections and frocks among others. These attires will add a glamorous touch to your beautiful self. Here is a roundup of the most notable trends. Long splaying gowns Flowy gowns are the hottest thing in Pakistani fashion town. They have ornamented gowns that flow seamlessly around your body, accentuating your shape. Flowy dresses were a big buzz in 2018, and we […]

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Curry leader warns ‘dark kitchens’ will kill the High Street

Asian Locals May 15, 2019 No Comments

Curry leader warns ‘dark kitchens’ will kill the High Street

House of Lords launch for Asian Curry Awards Public nominations open for 2019 Yawar Khan, the chairman of the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), which represents the interest of nation’s 30,000 Asian and Oriental eateries, has warned that the rise of ‘dark kitchens’ could kill off restaurants and takeaways, and with them – the entire high street. Speaking at the launch of the 9th Asian Curry Awards, at House of Lords, Yawar Khan, urged curry lovers to support their local takeaways – or risk losing them forever – and much more besides. He also called on restaurateurs to up their game, take marketing seriously, build a strong brand identity and improve standards with healthier, authentic cuisine and unique offerings – rather serving than boring “me too” menus. Industry observers are convinced that the emergence of anonymous dark kitchens – out of town centre industrial kitchens, which prepare and deliver takeaway meals […]

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Surrey’s Saffron Summer charity fundraiser during National Vegetarian Week

Asian Locals May 13, 2019 No Comments

Surrey’s Saffron Summer charity fundraiser during National Vegetarian Week

Press Release: Saffron Summer, the award-winning Indian fine dining restaurant in Chessington in Surrey, will be serving a special three course vegetarian menu, with optional vegan drinks pairings, for around £24.95 a head. For each one served Saffron Summer will donate £1 to the Curry for Change charity, which works to alleviate hunger in rural Africa and India. With the backing of heavyweight celebrity chefs including, twice Michelin-star winning Chef Atul Kochhar, TV Chef and Restauranteur, Cyrus Todiwala OBE, TV Chef and Cookery Writer Anjum Anand, and Founding Chef of The Cinnamon Club Vivek Singh, Curry for Change raises thousands of pounds to help rural families in Africa and Asia. With a reported one in eight people around the world going to bed hungry each night, UK charity Find Your Feet created the Curry for Change campaign as an easy and fun way for the public to help make a […]

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Online Marketing Portal for Asian Business Owners in the UK

Asian Locals May 7, 2019 No Comments

Online Marketing Portal for Asian Business Owners in the UK

Press release: 7th May, London Asian Locals has added unique features to the business directory to promote small Asian businesses in the UK. The impact-focused online listing for small businesses has a founding principle to build awareness by showcasing brands, products, and services to the right audience. Asian Locals, is the UK’s fastest growing Asian business directory. The smart and business centered features are set to help small business owners to reach out to the Asian Community in the UK cost effectively. Asian businesses will benefit from the marketing innovations and direct links to the Asian community in the UK. The directory exists to help Asian businesses thrive in the UK. The inclusive features such as social media promotion, guest blogging and targeted promotions aims to boost brand awareness and credibility of small Asian Businesses in the UK. “The cost-effective advertising concepts illustrate our knowledge of the market, significant relationships […]

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