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Ex-Pat’s 500 Mile Take Away!

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I can sympathise with the plight of a group of ex-pat Brits living in the south of France, pining for a taste of the old country.  A good curry, in other words!

James Emery has decided to solve the problem by specially chartering a plane to fly food in from the Akash Indian restaurant in Southsea, Hampshire.

James explained that whenever he returns home he visits the restaurant.  “I have been a loyal customer of the Akash for close to 20 years”, he told the Metro newspaper.  “Every time I popped in for a meal I would complain about the bland and uninspiring version of Indian food we get in France.”

A plan was hatched and Mr Emery and restaurant manager Faz Ahmed have now teamed up with the Iroise Aero Formation, a professional flying school based in Brest.  Every Saturday a small plane will set off from Solent Airport, near Portsmouth, and flies 500 miles south to land at Saucats Airfield just south of Bordeaux. 


The food is then reheated before being served up to around fifty hungry ex-pats.  Of course such service is not cheap, running to £32 per head.  However, the curry lovers all seem happy to pay the price to enjoy their Saturday night takeaway, including favourites such as chicken tikka masala, lamb balti, paneer korai and naan bread.

We may not deliver to the South of France but we do provide an efficient delivery service around Gloucester.  Give us a call on 01452 300615 to find out more.




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Guest Monday, 26 October 2020