Tuck box food news: Indian lunch trend pops up in Sheffield

Sheffield Robbie macFarrow, Chef Nadim Khan and Ali Khan

Sheffield Robbie macFarrow, Chef Nadim Khan and Ali Khan

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Nadim Khan is hoping the trend of popping out for a lunchtime poppodom will catch on in Sheffield.

The Front Room, a fine dining Indian restaurant on Langsett Road Hillsborough, is now opening for lunch from noon until 2.30pm every day.

Dishes include Indian street snacks and finger food - think chilli paneer and spicy noodles.

“In London it is very popular to have Indian food for lunch, Manchester, Leeds and other places are known for it as well”, said Nadim.

“In Sheffield it hasn’t happened yet - we are hoping it will take off and become popular, particularly for parties around Christmas.”

It is also hoped the restaurant will soon have outdoor seating.

Pick up a picnic

Al fresco diners can pick up a luxurious picnic from Carluccio’s on Ecclesall Road after the chain brought back the summer favourite.

Adult options include antipasti, summer-themed main courses and strawberry and pistachio cake plus biscotti for £45.

Children’s versions are also available at £10.

Star pupil helps run pub

Sheffield teenager Rebecca Woods became the youngest ever ‘learner to licensee’ student at Castle Rock Brewery’s training school.

The 18-year-old passed all the nationally recognised British Institute of Innkeeping exams with a 98 per cent grade - and is now thought to be Sheffield’s youngest personal licence holder Afterwards she was even able to run the New Barrack Tavern on Penistone Road, which parents Kev and Steph have run for 13 years, while they went on holiday to Tenerife.