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BOMBAY BITES: Bradford business is first Asian fast food retailer to open in Morrisons

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EXCITING: Naz Shah, MP cuts the ribbon with Bombay Bites director, Samir Kader and his mother and recipe creator, Sabra Kader.

EXCITING: Naz Shah, MP cuts the ribbon with Bombay Bites director, Samir Kader and his mother and recipe creator, Sabra Kader.

 

Bombay Stores have been making an impression in the city’s ever-expanding independent business landscape for almost 50 years and now the Asian retail mega-store has set a new standard.

With their desi street-food wing, branded ‘Bombay Bites’, being a major hit with customers old and new, the family-run business has added another distinction in their portfolio by becoming Britain’s first Asian fast food eatery inside a major supermarket.

Bombay Bites launched their Morrisons in Ingleby Road, Bradford concession last week, offering Pani Puri, Pau Bhaji, Papadi Chaat, Bhel Puri and other sensationally irresistible delights for the shoppers to enjoy.

The coming together of Morrisons and Bombay Bites may seem unusual to some; but with both companies founded in city of Bradford, it seemed like an instinctive pairing for the supermarket to recognise the magnitude of the Bombay Stores/Bombay Bites business empire.

Samir Kader, Naz Shah and Sabra Kader pose in their Bombay Bites instagram frame to promote the restaurants social media pages

Samir Kader, Naz Shah and Sabra Kader pose in their Bombay Bites instagram frame to promote the restaurants social media pages

 

Speaking to Asian Express about how the relationship developed, Samir Kader, director of Bombay Bites says: “It’s been hard work, very hard work, it was over nine-months of negotiations to secure this.

“But we’re here to stay now and it feels like such an achievement, not just for the business, but for everyone that’s supported us through the years and through each and every development of our business. This really is something everyone can be proud of.”

Samir isn’t shy of admitting that if it weren’t for the culinary expertise of his mother, Sabra Kader, he wouldn’t be where he is today.

“Everyone says ‘my mum is the greatest chef!’ – but my mum really is the greatest chef. I’ve been eating her food for years and it was her recipes that we built the Bombay Bites menu around.”

Having been brought up around such a passion for business and food this venture was something Samir felt came naturally to him. Keen to expand on what’s already being offered around the city, Samir told us: “With this being our second location, the first in Shearbridge Road, and it being such a major partnership with Morrisons, it’s a great opportunity for us to establish ourselves as a unique alternative in the Bradford food scene.

“We’re trying to create a unique Eastern and Western merger, using and crafting recipes that I’ve enjoyed for years and now making them available to the public. Mum’s so excited to share with everyone her life’s work and the quality of what we have to offer is something we strive ourselves on.”

A visit to the brand new premises just inside Morrisons on Ingleby Road in Bradford will offer you the chance to enjoy dishes such as Chat Platters, Masala Dosa, Pau Bhajis, Pani Puri and Dahi Balla, all cooked to Sabra’s own incredible recipes with top class ingredients.

TASTY: Director Samir with a platter of delicious snacks available instore

TASTY: Director Samir with a platter of delicious snacks available instore

 

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A bite of Bombay: Eat for a good cause in Bradford this weekend

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FAMILY RECIPES: Sabra Kader, whose passion in the kitchen has only been to the benefit of her friends and family in the past, finally shares her kitchen secrets with a wider audience

FAMILY RECIPES: Sabra Kader, whose passion in the kitchen has only been to the benefit of her friends and family in the past, finally shares her kitchen secrets with a wider audience

Pani Puri, Pau Bhaji, Papadi Chaat, Bhel Puri – just a small handful of sensationally irresistible desi street food delights for the offering, and all to raise money for charity.

Cooked from authentic family recipes, Bombay Bites in Shearbridge Road, Bradford, unlike other restaurants in the city, boast an array of authentic and new tastes and flavours.

Now they’ve teamed up with UK-based charity SKT Welfare for the weekend and promised to give half the eatery’s takings over Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January.

SKT Welfare, a well-established and dedicated charity, deliver humanitarian aid regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief across the world.

Bombay Bites – the new ‘string’ of the Bombay Stores 50-year-old business, brings a new era of dining to Bradford’s food fans.

Explains Samir Kader: “For over 50 years my family have called Bradford home, building up one of the city’s largest businesses.

“Bombay Bites is the latest addition to the Bombay name and is headed up by my mum, Sabra Kader, and her host of family recipes.

“Everyone always says ‘my mum is the best cook’. For me, it is true.”

Opened since the start of November, the restaurant is already building up quite a reputation thanks to their finger-licking trademark Chicken Buffalo Wings and fully-loaded Don Burger proving to be huge hits with visitors.

Samir talks about the family-run business, and it’s commitment to helping those less fortunate.

“The 100% donation policy of SKT has attracted us to work with this charity, and it's work helping the displaced people of Syria.

“We’re hoping people can come and eat at Bombay Bites for a good cause as we’ll be giving 50 percent of our sales to SKT Welfare.

“But that’s not all, in anticipation of the crowds, we’re also holding a ‘25% OFF’ weekend spectacular event at Bombay Stores this Saturday and Sunday.

“So not only do you do your bit for charity, but you’ll get some savings in Bombay Stores as well.

SKT Welfare is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 1153735).

Head down to Bombay Bites and Bombay Stores on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January, Shearbridge Road, Bradford, BD7 1NX.

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Discover Bradford’s best at Bombay Bites

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Indian street food arrives in the city

For almost 50 years, Bombay Stores has been the pinnacle of excellence in the fabric industry, supplying an array of materials to clients around the world.

Today, a new ‘string’ has been added to the business’s highly impressive bow as Bombay Bites restaurant promises to bring a new era of dining to Bradford’s food fans.

Adjoining to Bombay Building on Shearbridge Road, the eatery is a whole new concept for foodies in the city, mixing Indian street food with a touch of Western influence.

Sabra Kader, whose passion in the kitchen has only been to the benefit of her friends and family in the past, will finally share her kitchen secrets with a wider audience.

Her son and Bombay Bites director, Samir Kader, says the city’s food fans are in for a treat.

“For over 50 years my family have called Bradford home, building up one of the city’s largest businesses,” he said. “It was at our family home however, with our family meals, where we most enjoyed our time.

“Bombay Bites is the latest addition to the Bombay name and is headed up by my mum, Sabra Kader, and her host of family recipes.

“Everyone always says ‘my mum is the best cook’. For me, it is actually true.”

Opened since the start of November, the restaurant is already building up quite a reputation thanks to their finger-licking trademark chicken Buffalo wings and fully-loaded Don Burger proving to be huge hits with visitors.

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Unlike other restaurants in the city, Bombay Bites boast a selection of irresistible vegetable starters, all cooked up from authentic family recipes. From Dahi Bhalla and Pani Puri to Samosa Chaat and Pau Bhajis, new tastes and flavours are served up every day and night from the Bombay Bites kitchen.

“We are doing things here that few other restaurants do in Bradford and what nobody does better than us,” Samir added.

“For those wanting to try a selection of our starters, we do chaat platters, whilst the Masala Dosa for main is unlike anything else in Bradford. That I can promise you.”

He added: “Once finished, diners can enjoy their favourite homemade dessert or hand-crafted ice cream, rounding off a memorable dining experience at Bombay Bites.”

With expansion plans in the pipeline for the New Year, the future certainly looks tasty with Bombay Bites.

Contact details:

Bombay Buildings,

Shearbridge Road,

Bradford,

BD7 1NX

Tel: 01274 965 122

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Showcase of bespoke wedding services

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The ‘National Perfect Asian Wedding Exhibition’ was the place to be on Sunday 24th November.

The exhibition boasted unique wedding service providers, showcasing their bespoke services at a premium venue, the Aagrah Midpoint suite.  The wedding exhibitors on the day included Kashmir Crown Bakeries, who showcased their jaw-dropping 8ft edible Eiffel Tower cake, pulling in an awed crowd.

Other reputable exhibitors included bespoke jewellery from the Swavo Collection, displaying their unique designs for brides who want individual pieces and English dress-makers, Ivy House Bridal, with their princess inspired gowns fit for any regal queen.  The catwalk sponsors were Bombay Stores, who put together a fantastic catwalk show, showcasing their party wear and bridal collection.

Brides did not go away disappointed, as they entered the prize draw for one heavily discounted wedding prize package, which included caterers, venue hire, glittering tiaras, grooms-wear and much more.

The winning bride-to-be was announced after a fantastic bridal catwalk show after which dhol players took over the scene, drumming out their skills to the beat of popular bhangra music, bringing the climax to the end of a brilliant exhibition.  Outdoor exhibitors included stunning wedding marquees by Amplitude, classic car hire by Truly Scrumptious and Ivy Bridal car hire.  Exhibitors feedback on the event was positive, with many looking forward to the next Perfect Asian Wedding Exhibition.

If you are a wedding service provider who would like to be a part of the next ‘Perfect Asian Wedding Exhibition’ in 2014.

The organisers are debuting the ‘National Perfect Asian Wedding Awards’ on Saturday 30th November at Aagrah Midpoint, celebrating the finest wedding service providers from around the UK.
Tickets for the awards can be bought from the Aagrah Midpoint restaurant or from Bombay Stores. Tickets start from £30, so make sure you don't miss out on this unique event, where Bombay Stores will showcase their latest bespoke bridal collection alongside a delicious three course Aagrah meal - a fantastic price for a glamorous night out.

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