Indian restaurant owners fined £145k after pleading guilty to employing nine illegal immigrants

Bournemouth Echo: Indian restaurant owners fined £145k after pleading guilty to employing nine illegal immigrants Indian restaurant owners fined £145k after pleading guilty to employing nine illegal immigrants

TWO restaurateurs have been ordered to pay £145,000 in confiscation orders and fines after pleading guilty to the employment of nine illegal immigrants at two Dorset curry houses.

Sahid, 45, and Mortuja Miah, 42, were convicted following a joint operation between Dorset Police and the Home Office Immigration Enforcement.

The brothers ran two Indian restaurants - the Taj Mahal in Westbourne and Taj Mahal II in Poole town centre - and employed illegal immigrants at both addresses, police said.

They said that warrants were executed at the two restaurants on several occasions between 2008 and 2010 and, on average, more than half of the staff present had not been granted leave to enter or remain in the UK.

The brothers, both from Bournemouth, pleaded guilty to employing illegal immigrants and money laundering offences at Bournemouth Crown Court in September 2011.

The older of the two brothers also pleaded guilty to human trafficking and hiding an illegal immigrant at one of the restaurants.

Now, they have been ordered to pay a total of £100,000 in a confiscation order, following a hearing at Bournemouth Crown Court.

They must pay within six months or face an eighteen month prison sentence.

They were also fined £5,000 for each illegal employee - totalling a further £45,000 in fines.

The purpose of the confiscation orders is to ensure that both men repay any money gained as a result of these crimes.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Kennard, of Dorset Police's Economic Crime Unit, said: “These substantial orders and fines have come as a result of an effective joint operation between Dorset Police and the Home Office Immigration Enforcement and should serve as a strong deterrent to any person who currently employs - or intends to employ - illegal immigrants.

“These two men have profited greatly from employing illegal immigrants and these confiscation orders and fines highlight just how seriously such offences are taken.”

Carla Johnson, from Home Office Immigration Enforcement, said: “Since 2008, officers have carried out four operations targeting illegal workers at the two branches of the Taj Mahal in Westbourne and Poole. During these raids we found 17 people who had no right to work in the UK and we have imposed civil penalties of £45,000 on the employers over the illegal staff.”

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3:48pm Mon 10 Feb 14

BmthNewshound says...

If they have been involved in people smuggling they should be sent to prison not merely fined. Over the years they have probably saved well over £145k in wages and NI by using illegal workers . I'd say they've got off lightly.
If they have been involved in people smuggling they should be sent to prison not merely fined. Over the years they have probably saved well over £145k in wages and NI by using illegal workers . I'd say they've got off lightly. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 85

4:03pm Mon 10 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

"TWO restaurateurs"

What is a restuaRATeur? Spelling fail in the second word must be a record even for the Ohec!
"TWO restaurateurs" What is a restuaRATeur? Spelling fail in the second word must be a record even for the Ohec! speedy231278
  • Score: -17

4:37pm Mon 10 Feb 14

mikeymagic says...

speedy231278 wrote:
"TWO restaurateurs"

What is a restuaRATeur? Spelling fail in the second word must be a record even for the Ohec!
English definition of “restaurateur”
restaurateur
noun /ˌres.tər.əˈtɜ
r/ US /-tɚ.əˈtɝː/ formal
› a person who owns and manages a restaurant
(Definition of restaurateur noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of restaurateur
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: "TWO restaurateurs" What is a restuaRATeur? Spelling fail in the second word must be a record even for the Ohec![/p][/quote]English definition of “restaurateur” restaurateur noun [C] /ˌres.tər.əˈtɜ r/ US /-tɚ.əˈtɝː/ formal › a person who owns and manages a restaurant (Definition of restaurateur noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press) Focus on the pronunciation of restaurateur mikeymagic
  • Score: 23

4:38pm Mon 10 Feb 14

mikeymagic says...

mikeymagic wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
"TWO restaurateurs"

What is a restuaRATeur? Spelling fail in the second word must be a record even for the Ohec!
English definition of “restaurateur”
restaurateur
noun /ˌres.tər.əˈtɜ

�r/ US /-tɚ.əˈtɝː/ formal
› a person who owns and manages a restaurant
(Definition of restaurateur noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of restaurateur
I'm going to get slated for that post but I couldn't help myself…..sorry!
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: "TWO restaurateurs" What is a restuaRATeur? Spelling fail in the second word must be a record even for the Ohec![/p][/quote]English definition of “restaurateur” restaurateur noun [C] /ˌres.tər.əˈtɜ �r/ US /-tɚ.əˈtɝː/ formal › a person who owns and manages a restaurant (Definition of restaurateur noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press) Focus on the pronunciation of restaurateur[/p][/quote]I'm going to get slated for that post but I couldn't help myself…..sorry! mikeymagic
  • Score: 21

5:05pm Mon 10 Feb 14

curryandstella says...

Way too much time on your hands, do you want to work in a restaurant:))
Way too much time on your hands, do you want to work in a restaurant:)) curryandstella
  • Score: -6

5:09pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Huey says...

Gonna have to sell a lot of curries to pay that bill
Gonna have to sell a lot of curries to pay that bill Huey
  • Score: 18

5:36pm Mon 10 Feb 14

mikeymagic says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
If they have been involved in people smuggling they should be sent to prison not merely fined. Over the years they have probably saved well over £145k in wages and NI by using illegal workers . I'd say they've got off lightly.
So if I traffic some people, launder some cash, employ illegal immigrants is a fine all I can expect? Law is based upon a precedent so I think I'm in the wrong line of work! I'm certain a restaurant which is popular combined with illicit proceeds will exceed the fine by some margin. Excellent way to set an example again by our legal bids!!!
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: If they have been involved in people smuggling they should be sent to prison not merely fined. Over the years they have probably saved well over £145k in wages and NI by using illegal workers . I'd say they've got off lightly.[/p][/quote]So if I traffic some people, launder some cash, employ illegal immigrants is a fine all I can expect? Law is based upon a precedent so I think I'm in the wrong line of work! I'm certain a restaurant which is popular combined with illicit proceeds will exceed the fine by some margin. Excellent way to set an example again by our legal bids!!! mikeymagic
  • Score: 20

5:48pm Mon 10 Feb 14

mikeymagic says...

mikeymagic wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
If they have been involved in people smuggling they should be sent to prison not merely fined. Over the years they have probably saved well over £145k in wages and NI by using illegal workers . I'd say they've got off lightly.
So if I traffic some people, launder some cash, employ illegal immigrants is a fine all I can expect? Law is based upon a precedent so I think I'm in the wrong line of work! I'm certain a restaurant which is popular combined with illicit proceeds will exceed the fine by some margin. Excellent way to set an example again by our legal bids!!!
Bods*
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: If they have been involved in people smuggling they should be sent to prison not merely fined. Over the years they have probably saved well over £145k in wages and NI by using illegal workers . I'd say they've got off lightly.[/p][/quote]So if I traffic some people, launder some cash, employ illegal immigrants is a fine all I can expect? Law is based upon a precedent so I think I'm in the wrong line of work! I'm certain a restaurant which is popular combined with illicit proceeds will exceed the fine by some margin. Excellent way to set an example again by our legal bids!!![/p][/quote]Bods* mikeymagic
  • Score: 7

5:58pm Mon 10 Feb 14

nobull says...

Stick to English run restaurants xx
Stick to English run restaurants xx nobull
  • Score: -10

6:34pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Bob49 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
"TWO restaurateurs"

What is a restuaRATeur? Spelling fail in the second word must be a record even for the Ohec!
or even a spelling mistake
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: "TWO restaurateurs" What is a restuaRATeur? Spelling fail in the second word must be a record even for the Ohec![/p][/quote]or even a spelling mistake Bob49
  • Score: -9

6:39pm Mon 10 Feb 14

mikeymagic says...

Bob49 wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
"TWO restaurateurs"

What is a restuaRATeur? Spelling fail in the second word must be a record even for the Ohec!
or even a spelling mistake
Nah, everything is a "fail" these days. You're obviously not down with the yoof!
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: "TWO restaurateurs" What is a restuaRATeur? Spelling fail in the second word must be a record even for the Ohec![/p][/quote]or even a spelling mistake[/p][/quote]Nah, everything is a "fail" these days. You're obviously not down with the yoof! mikeymagic
  • Score: 7

7:23pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Gonetothebeach says...

I have to say that I am horrified at the apparent leniency of the punishment as reported in The Echo,, for all that I applaud the authorities for pursuing this. In my view ANYONE convicted of money laundering and human trafficking on this scale, and repeatedly doing so, should not only be fined but also imprisoned AND disqualified from owning or running a business. Hopefully, people reading this report will stop patronising these restaurants and advise their friends to do so. I certainly will never give these people my business.
I have to say that I am horrified at the apparent leniency of the punishment as reported in The Echo,, for all that I applaud the authorities for pursuing this. In my view ANYONE convicted of money laundering and human trafficking on this scale, and repeatedly doing so, should not only be fined but also imprisoned AND disqualified from owning or running a business. Hopefully, people reading this report will stop patronising these restaurants and advise their friends to do so. I certainly will never give these people my business. Gonetothebeach
  • Score: 19

7:29pm Mon 10 Feb 14

bbird says...

I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score

Any recommendations?
I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score Any recommendations? bbird
  • Score: 4

7:45pm Mon 10 Feb 14

GeorgeW64 says...

All's well that ends well. The illegal immigrants are now living in a council house near you on full benefits. The brothers refused to pay the fine did 18 days in prison and are living happily ever after.
All's well that ends well. The illegal immigrants are now living in a council house near you on full benefits. The brothers refused to pay the fine did 18 days in prison and are living happily ever after. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 11

8:00pm Mon 10 Feb 14

davecook says...

bbird wrote:
I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score

Any recommendations?
Why not make your own Indian food. Indian food doesn't have to be made by an Indian, most ingredients are easily bought from Supermarkets, and even Naan bread is a doddle to make at home. I make mine in the frying pan in about 10 minutes. Adding a few sultanas to the recipe makes it individual and different to what you'll get in a meal out. When I do rarely eat out, it's at the Ghurka at Wareham, mainly because the staff are great, and the food is good (hope I'm allowed to mention names)........
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score Any recommendations?[/p][/quote]Why not make your own Indian food. Indian food doesn't have to be made by an Indian, most ingredients are easily bought from Supermarkets, and even Naan bread is a doddle to make at home. I make mine in the frying pan in about 10 minutes. Adding a few sultanas to the recipe makes it individual and different to what you'll get in a meal out. When I do rarely eat out, it's at the Ghurka at Wareham, mainly because the staff are great, and the food is good (hope I'm allowed to mention names)........ davecook
  • Score: 11

8:14pm Mon 10 Feb 14

bbird says...

davecook wrote:
bbird wrote:
I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score

Any recommendations?
Why not make your own Indian food. Indian food doesn't have to be made by an Indian, most ingredients are easily bought from Supermarkets, and even Naan bread is a doddle to make at home. I make mine in the frying pan in about 10 minutes. Adding a few sultanas to the recipe makes it individual and different to what you'll get in a meal out. When I do rarely eat out, it's at the Ghurka at Wareham, mainly because the staff are great, and the food is good (hope I'm allowed to mention names)........
Thanks for that. And they get 4/5 for hygiene ... So that's encouraging. Will def. try. We make better food at home than you can get out, so Chinese & Indian have ways been an excuse to go out for a treat! But, yes my spice rack is expanding fast!
[quote][p][bold]davecook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score Any recommendations?[/p][/quote]Why not make your own Indian food. Indian food doesn't have to be made by an Indian, most ingredients are easily bought from Supermarkets, and even Naan bread is a doddle to make at home. I make mine in the frying pan in about 10 minutes. Adding a few sultanas to the recipe makes it individual and different to what you'll get in a meal out. When I do rarely eat out, it's at the Ghurka at Wareham, mainly because the staff are great, and the food is good (hope I'm allowed to mention names)........[/p][/quote]Thanks for that. And they get 4/5 for hygiene ... So that's encouraging. Will def. try. We make better food at home than you can get out, so Chinese & Indian have ways been an excuse to go out for a treat! But, yes my spice rack is expanding fast! bbird
  • Score: 7

8:18pm Mon 10 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

HMRC do enjoy a good take away.
HMRC do enjoy a good take away. BIGTONE
  • Score: 8

8:36pm Mon 10 Feb 14

High Treason says...

I used to do maintenance work in such places. Never bought anything from a takeaway since. Fish and chip shops are fine as they work in front of you and you can see the standards of hygiene.
I used to do maintenance work in such places. Never bought anything from a takeaway since. Fish and chip shops are fine as they work in front of you and you can see the standards of hygiene. High Treason
  • Score: 16

10:54pm Mon 10 Feb 14

brightspark4 says...

Bournemouth Tandoori on Old Christchurch Road is consistently good established for over 26 years...
Bournemouth Tandoori on Old Christchurch Road is consistently good established for over 26 years... brightspark4
  • Score: -2

11:29pm Mon 10 Feb 14

roguetrader666 says...

They have been fined on at least 3 previous occasions along with Indies, the last time were 3 illegals. That was touted as a £30k fine. Do these get paid, negotiated down, or does the business get 'sold' to a brother-in-law before enforcement? I'd be interested to know if these businesses pay any tax at all. They are very good at playing the system.
They have been fined on at least 3 previous occasions along with Indies, the last time were 3 illegals. That was touted as a £30k fine. Do these get paid, negotiated down, or does the business get 'sold' to a brother-in-law before enforcement? I'd be interested to know if these businesses pay any tax at all. They are very good at playing the system. roguetrader666
  • Score: 13

12:06am Tue 11 Feb 14

roguetrader666 says...

The Taj Mahal in Poole dissolved the limited company in September 2011 with a net worth of £801. Interesting to read the comings and goings of directors from 2005 to 2011. It's just a merrygoround. I'm sure they can conjure up some new directors from their office in Birmingham! Bet not a penny is paid towards the compensation order.
The Taj Mahal in Poole dissolved the limited company in September 2011 with a net worth of £801. Interesting to read the comings and goings of directors from 2005 to 2011. It's just a merrygoround. I'm sure they can conjure up some new directors from their office in Birmingham! Bet not a penny is paid towards the compensation order. roguetrader666
  • Score: 19

8:42am Tue 11 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

bbird wrote:
I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score

Any recommendations?
Sakib Spice, Tuckton.
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score Any recommendations?[/p][/quote]Sakib Spice, Tuckton. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -4

9:18am Tue 11 Feb 14

bbird says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
bbird wrote:
I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score

Any recommendations?
Sakib Spice, Tuckton.
Thanks. 4* for hygiene ... So will check out! Presume same as the one in Wimborne road which has 5*! Getting a couple of good recommendations (interesting no Chinese?).

Incidentally Westbourne Tandoori's last inspection seems to have got 0* ... that's dreadful ... so thanks but won't be risking (interesting as several mates have recommended in the past). Funnliy the Taj Mahal got 4* at their last inspection in 2012, although I do recall being inimpressed at the state of their windows recently!

As for the 'racist' comments, feelings are strong, but we do need to remember there are the good and the not so across the population. These comments must be very hurtful to the many upstanding citizens originating from these countries. If the law cracked down quickly, and offenders had to pay maybe there would be less incentive to 'break the law'. And how about passing some sort of exam (and English proficiency requiremenr) prior to opening or working in a restaurant, that might weed out some shady establishments.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score Any recommendations?[/p][/quote]Sakib Spice, Tuckton.[/p][/quote]Thanks. 4* for hygiene ... So will check out! Presume same as the one in Wimborne road which has 5*! Getting a couple of good recommendations (interesting no Chinese?). Incidentally Westbourne Tandoori's last inspection seems to have got 0* ... that's dreadful ... so thanks but won't be risking (interesting as several mates have recommended in the past). Funnliy the Taj Mahal got 4* at their last inspection in 2012, although I do recall being inimpressed at the state of their windows recently! As for the 'racist' comments, feelings are strong, but we do need to remember there are the good and the not so across the population. These comments must be very hurtful to the many upstanding citizens originating from these countries. If the law cracked down quickly, and offenders had to pay maybe there would be less incentive to 'break the law'. And how about passing some sort of exam (and English proficiency requiremenr) prior to opening or working in a restaurant, that might weed out some shady establishments. bbird
  • Score: 4

9:20am Tue 11 Feb 14

bbird says...

Above comment about taj mahal windows, correction > unimpressed
Above comment about taj mahal windows, correction > unimpressed bbird
  • Score: 1

9:22am Tue 11 Feb 14

bbird says...

Echo - need option to review and/or edit comments. Easy to make error on mobile and can be difficult to check on mine.
Echo - need option to review and/or edit comments. Easy to make error on mobile and can be difficult to check on mine. bbird
  • Score: -1

9:40am Tue 11 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

bbird wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
bbird wrote:
I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score

Any recommendations?
Sakib Spice, Tuckton.
Thanks. 4* for hygiene ... So will check out! Presume same as the one in Wimborne road which has 5*! Getting a couple of good recommendations (interesting no Chinese?).

Incidentally Westbourne Tandoori's last inspection seems to have got 0* ... that's dreadful ... so thanks but won't be risking (interesting as several mates have recommended in the past). Funnliy the Taj Mahal got 4* at their last inspection in 2012, although I do recall being inimpressed at the state of their windows recently!

As for the 'racist' comments, feelings are strong, but we do need to remember there are the good and the not so across the population. These comments must be very hurtful to the many upstanding citizens originating from these countries. If the law cracked down quickly, and offenders had to pay maybe there would be less incentive to 'break the law'. And how about passing some sort of exam (and English proficiency requiremenr) prior to opening or working in a restaurant, that might weed out some shady establishments.
Tim's Cusine, Tuckton. Best Chinese I've had in years.
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score Any recommendations?[/p][/quote]Sakib Spice, Tuckton.[/p][/quote]Thanks. 4* for hygiene ... So will check out! Presume same as the one in Wimborne road which has 5*! Getting a couple of good recommendations (interesting no Chinese?). Incidentally Westbourne Tandoori's last inspection seems to have got 0* ... that's dreadful ... so thanks but won't be risking (interesting as several mates have recommended in the past). Funnliy the Taj Mahal got 4* at their last inspection in 2012, although I do recall being inimpressed at the state of their windows recently! As for the 'racist' comments, feelings are strong, but we do need to remember there are the good and the not so across the population. These comments must be very hurtful to the many upstanding citizens originating from these countries. If the law cracked down quickly, and offenders had to pay maybe there would be less incentive to 'break the law'. And how about passing some sort of exam (and English proficiency requiremenr) prior to opening or working in a restaurant, that might weed out some shady establishments.[/p][/quote]Tim's Cusine, Tuckton. Best Chinese I've had in years. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

10:05am Tue 11 Feb 14

Rednax says...

Poor man's Westbourne Tandoori
Poor man's Westbourne Tandoori Rednax
  • Score: -3

10:16am Tue 11 Feb 14

bbird says...

Thks Scrumpyjac .. 2 good ones to try. nb like an Aspells but not keen on Scrumpy!
Thks Scrumpyjac .. 2 good ones to try. nb like an Aspells but not keen on Scrumpy! bbird
  • Score: 0

10:32am Tue 11 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

bbird wrote:
Thks Scrumpyjac .. 2 good ones to try. nb like an Aspells but not keen on Scrumpy!
Actually Aspell's is my favorite as it goes. Shame so few places do it.
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: Thks Scrumpyjac .. 2 good ones to try. nb like an Aspells but not keen on Scrumpy![/p][/quote]Actually Aspell's is my favorite as it goes. Shame so few places do it. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

10:45am Tue 11 Feb 14

Frank28 says...

Such hefty fines are seldom paid.
Such hefty fines are seldom paid. Frank28
  • Score: 3

11:04am Tue 11 Feb 14

bbird says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
bbird wrote:
Thks Scrumpyjac .. 2 good ones to try. nb like an Aspells but not keen on Scrumpy!
Actually Aspell's is my favorite as it goes. Shame so few places do it.
Why do they have Rekordelig cider everywhere - does anyone drink the stuff? I steer clear of anywhere that doesn't have Aspall's cider (my mistake not Aspell!), or at the least Strongbow, Stowford Press or the like.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: Thks Scrumpyjac .. 2 good ones to try. nb like an Aspells but not keen on Scrumpy![/p][/quote]Actually Aspell's is my favorite as it goes. Shame so few places do it.[/p][/quote]Why do they have Rekordelig cider everywhere - does anyone drink the stuff? I steer clear of anywhere that doesn't have Aspall's cider (my mistake not Aspell!), or at the least Strongbow, Stowford Press or the like. bbird
  • Score: 2

11:27am Tue 11 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

bbird wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
bbird wrote:
Thks Scrumpyjac .. 2 good ones to try. nb like an Aspells but not keen on Scrumpy!
Actually Aspell's is my favorite as it goes. Shame so few places do it.
Why do they have Rekordelig cider everywhere - does anyone drink the stuff? I steer clear of anywhere that doesn't have Aspall's cider (my mistake not Aspell!), or at the least Strongbow, Stowford Press or the like.
Delicate types (with lots of ice)
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: Thks Scrumpyjac .. 2 good ones to try. nb like an Aspells but not keen on Scrumpy![/p][/quote]Actually Aspell's is my favorite as it goes. Shame so few places do it.[/p][/quote]Why do they have Rekordelig cider everywhere - does anyone drink the stuff? I steer clear of anywhere that doesn't have Aspall's cider (my mistake not Aspell!), or at the least Strongbow, Stowford Press or the like.[/p][/quote]Delicate types (with lots of ice) scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

11:27am Tue 11 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

(who drink Rekordelig I mean)
(who drink Rekordelig I mean) scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

11:50am Tue 11 Feb 14

Hughes83 says...

bbird wrote:
I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score

Any recommendations?
Top Wok Parkstone - think its one of the few chinese places with a 5* rating, use butchers meet / fresh vegetables etc. Def one of the best
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score Any recommendations?[/p][/quote]Top Wok Parkstone - think its one of the few chinese places with a 5* rating, use butchers meet / fresh vegetables etc. Def one of the best Hughes83
  • Score: 0

11:57am Tue 11 Feb 14

beachcomber1 says...

i know someone who works in the Tesco Express next door. one of the people who work in the restaurant is always coming in there and giving them s**t. hopefully there's some karmic retribution.
i know someone who works in the Tesco Express next door. one of the people who work in the restaurant is always coming in there and giving them s**t. hopefully there's some karmic retribution. beachcomber1
  • Score: 1

11:59am Tue 11 Feb 14

beachcomber1 says...

Hughes83 wrote:
bbird wrote:
I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score

Any recommendations?
Top Wok Parkstone - think its one of the few chinese places with a 5* rating, use butchers meet / fresh vegetables etc. Def one of the best
Top Wok got done for this very same thing a few years back.

http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/news/47
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[quote][p][bold]Hughes83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score Any recommendations?[/p][/quote]Top Wok Parkstone - think its one of the few chinese places with a 5* rating, use butchers meet / fresh vegetables etc. Def one of the best[/p][/quote]Top Wok got done for this very same thing a few years back. http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/47 46188.Men_who_ran_To p_Wok_Chinese_restau rants_fined___90_000 _for_employing_illeg al_immigrants/?ref=a rc beachcomber1
  • Score: 6

12:45pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Graham Rees says...

nobull wrote:
Stick to English run restaurants xx
English run restaurants tend to employ english staff. English waiters are very indifferent to service standards. Foreign waiting staff are far more friendly and attentive. I am English born since 1946. I also worked as a waiter in a Bournemouth Hotel, during my school and student days.
[quote][p][bold]nobull[/bold] wrote: Stick to English run restaurants xx[/p][/quote]English run restaurants tend to employ english staff. English waiters are very indifferent to service standards. Foreign waiting staff are far more friendly and attentive. I am English born since 1946. I also worked as a waiter in a Bournemouth Hotel, during my school and student days. Graham Rees
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Tue 11 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

he put his wok in his Y fronts
you know
to show nobath
he put his wok in his Y fronts you know to show nobath nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

1:47pm Tue 11 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

I am starving reading about this indian food
I could just eat a balti sandwich on toast
dressed with chilli flavoured garlic
and a doner kebab
I am starving reading about this indian food I could just eat a balti sandwich on toast dressed with chilli flavoured garlic and a doner kebab nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

2:32pm Tue 11 Feb 14

namiah says...

roguetrader666 wrote:
The Taj Mahal in Poole dissolved the limited company in September 2011 with a net worth of £801. Interesting to read the comings and goings of directors from 2005 to 2011. It's just a merrygoround. I'm sure they can conjure up some new directors from their office in Birmingham! Bet not a penny is paid towards the compensation order.
Yeah because you of course know it all don't you... their office isn't even in Birmingham that's there accountant genuis! there office is actually in mooredown.
[quote][p][bold]roguetrader666[/bold] wrote: The Taj Mahal in Poole dissolved the limited company in September 2011 with a net worth of £801. Interesting to read the comings and goings of directors from 2005 to 2011. It's just a merrygoround. I'm sure they can conjure up some new directors from their office in Birmingham! Bet not a penny is paid towards the compensation order.[/p][/quote]Yeah because you of course know it all don't you... their office isn't even in Birmingham that's there accountant genuis! there office is actually in mooredown. namiah
  • Score: -4

2:47pm Tue 11 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Will pop my head around the door after I've had my car washed at the east European cash only valet service,and give him my condolences
Will pop my head around the door after I've had my car washed at the east European cash only valet service,and give him my condolences kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Tue 11 Feb 14

bbird says...

'Phone cover places' ... ??? I'm curious ... Must have missed something.
'Phone cover places' ... ??? I'm curious ... Must have missed something. bbird
  • Score: 0

7:33pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Diesel Dog says...

My mate was in an Indian Restaurant in Devon when the waiter said. "Sorry sir your meals going to be a bit late, we've had a slight problem in the kitchen". A few weeks we heard that the cooks have all been arrested.

This keeps happening all over the country so up the fines till its not worth while employing illegals.
My mate was in an Indian Restaurant in Devon when the waiter said. "Sorry sir your meals going to be a bit late, we've had a slight problem in the kitchen". A few weeks we heard that the cooks have all been arrested. This keeps happening all over the country so up the fines till its not worth while employing illegals. Diesel Dog
  • Score: 6

11:22pm Tue 11 Feb 14

rozmister says...

bbird wrote:
I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score

Any recommendations?
Magic Kitchen, Christchurch Road, Boscombe is a banging Chinese. Has a rating of 5 out of 5 for food hygiene and has a policy of not putting in any colourings or MSG. I've been eating Chinese takeaway from there only for about 4 years now and never had a bad meal!
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: I had a 'decent Chinese' (Hong Kong, Christchurch Road), which we frequented until I checked out their Food Hygiene Score (1 out of 5, I seem to recall... And they closed down soon afted). The only other one we have been recommended was swimming in Monosodium Glutumate. Still trying to find an 'authentic' Indian which isn't swimming in mush and red colouring, and has a decent hygiene score Any recommendations?[/p][/quote]Magic Kitchen, Christchurch Road, Boscombe is a banging Chinese. Has a rating of 5 out of 5 for food hygiene and has a policy of not putting in any colourings or MSG. I've been eating Chinese takeaway from there only for about 4 years now and never had a bad meal! rozmister
  • Score: 2

8:40pm Wed 12 Feb 14

grumpyolddear says...

I wonder how much the illegal immigrants were paid, if at all? Slavery exists in this country in many guises. I know for a fact of one take away owner who's sister in law does much of the cooking in her own home during the day when her kids are at school, and both she and her husband are on disability benefits.
I wonder how much the illegal immigrants were paid, if at all? Slavery exists in this country in many guises. I know for a fact of one take away owner who's sister in law does much of the cooking in her own home during the day when her kids are at school, and both she and her husband are on disability benefits. grumpyolddear
  • Score: 3

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