Charitable Indian takeaway re-opens thanks to cash injection
A charitable Indian takeaway in Bristol has reopened and is on a mission to tackle food poverty across the city, thanks to a £7,800 cash injection from Metro Mayor Dan Norris’s West of England Combined Authority.
Tiffins on St Michael’s Hill, which is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, has been been going through some changes since 2019, including recently opting to sell some frozen dishes for locals to warm up at home.
Tiffins’ plant-based feast is also back on the menu and set to attract the city’s vegetarians and vegans.
Tiffins is stepping up to the plate when it comes to tackling food waste by using as much surplus fruit and veg as it can in its dishes to ensure nothing goes to waste, and will be the first West of England restaurant to be fully allergy friendly.
It will also be offering a cookery school and there are plans to open more branches and market stalls across Bristol.
Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “It’s great to see this favourite among Kingsdown locals back doing what it does best – serving up delicious and hearty west Indian dishes to locals throughout the city. I’m proud this has been made possible by a £7,800 cash injection from my West of England Combined Authority. And it’s all the more wonderful to see a business that was started here in Bristol giving back to their community. Whether it’s ensuring kids get substantial meals during the summer or tackling food waste, I’d like to thank Jay and the rest of the team at Tiffins for these extremely kind gestures”.
Owner Jay Jethwa said: “I am delighted to welcome our Metro Mayor Dan Norris to Tiffins of Bristol and talk to him in person about how incredibly helpful the West of England Combined Authority’s business support has been to me personally in terms of new business skills learned through their many different courses, as well as to the progress of Tiffins of Bristol which has been specifically targeted business growth support in terms of workforce for the future programme, and receiving a Business Enterprise Grant – to name just two – which has been absolutely crucial in the re-launching and progression of the business further. I have been recommending the Combined Authority to everyone I know who has a business of any type and size, as they have help and support for each and everyone’s individual needs.”