Award winning restaurant donating meals to NHS staff

A popular Whitley Bay curry house is donating more than 200 Indian meals to hospitals.

Thursday, 26th March 2020, 11:13 am
Updated Thursday, 26th March 2020, 11:13 am
The Shikara restaurant, in Whitley Bay, is donating 200 meals to NHS staff.
The Shikara restaurant, in Whitley Bay, is donating 200 meals to NHS staff.

The award-winning Shikara restaurant will be delivering a range of chicken tikka masalas, bhunnas, vegetarian dishes and rice to North Tyneside General Hospital and Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington this week.

The food, for patients and NHS staff, will be hand-delivered by restaurant owner Azad Miah and multi-award winning chef and co-owner Shohid Ahmed to help spread a little happiness for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Azad said: “We want to pay tribute to both patients and frontline workers at this very difficult time.

“Even though we’ve closed our restaurant, we wanted to make sure that no food went to waste, and what better people to share it with than with those suffering from this virus as well as the extraordinarily dedicated staff at our hospitals here in the North East.”