A crowdfund has been launched to help fund moving Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala's Café Spice Namaste to a new home as the original site is closing after 25 years.
The Prescot Street restaurant in London's Whitechapel will be closing at the end of January. Nick Gooding, John Minton and Howard Townson have launched a Friends of Café Spice Namaste Donation Fund towards the new venture for the costs of moving and setting up a new home for the restaurant, which is expected to open in early 2021.
In an email, the Todiwalas said: "After 25 years, the time has come to bid goodbye to our beloved Grade II-listed former magistrates court in Prescot Street. Yes, early in the New Year, Café Spice Namaste will be moving to different premises, not too far away. We are true East Enders after all."
Cyrus Todiwala is also chef-patron of Mr Todiwala's Kitchen, which has sites at the Hilton London Heathrow and Lincoln Plaza hotel in Canary Wharf, and Mr Todiwala's Petiscos in Buckhurst Hill, Essex. He also won the Education and Training Catey in 2005.