My restaurant in London was next door to another and I
discovered that the neighbouring restaurant owners were using
their basement to store refuse rather than paying the council to
take it away 2 times per week!!!
The rubbish collectors were missing collections even though I was
paying for them.Complaining to the council did nothing.
Perhaps if every day life re running a restaurant was fair and straightforward
I would not have considered my move to France even though I really enjoyed
my time here whenever I visited.
I suppose that my good memories of London are tarnished by the events which
happened in my last years there.
The Holland Park/Shepherds Bush end of Holland road became a tipping area for
old beds and things and there were drugs raids in my street…including one in the
flat above my restaurant.
The glass doors at the rear of the restaurant were used by junkies who wanted the
small change from my open till…the doors would be smashed open and glass was shattered.
I do not blame London for any of this.
But I think that there has to be a blame placed somewhere.
I just did not feel safe in London any longer.
What has this got to do with curry?
Not a lot but I do visit London just for Indian and Chinese cuisine.