The Federation of Specialist Restaurants was
founded in 2007 to support restaurants with specialist menus - mainly
ethnic. The FSR was founded by food journalists Peter & Colleen
Grove as a natural progression to The
National Dome Grading Scheme for
ethnic restaurants founded in 1992 (see History)before publications
such as Michelin paid much attention to the sector.
Initially, details of members were featured on
www.menu2menu.com which was founded in 2000 to carry the information
previously contained in four printed guides : The Real Curry
Restaurant Guide ; The Oriental Restaurant Guide ; The Italian
Restaurant Guide ; The Mood Food Restaurant Guide, all edited by
Peter & Colleen. Such was the interest that by the end of 2007
the website was receiving over 10 million visitors a year.
The FSR dedicated website is a further
refinement to its forerunner and is aimed at promoting and informing
its members and other interested parties.
As well as specific services, news about
restaurants is carried in Mood
Food Magazine . As well as member's
details visitors have access to details of thousands of other
restaurants, market research, recipes and a very useful Chef's Storeroom.
FSR has also created another website for The
Restaurant Hall of Fame to mark the
efforts of restaurateurs, chefs and other people important to the
sector both past and present.
FSR is also the organiser of National Curry
Week and Curry Capital of Britain to promote the cuisine and raise
funds for charity as well as National Eating Out/In Week
If you have a restaurant you feel should be on
any of these lists please let us know. (click
HISTORY OF FOOD
here to link to
"Curry, Spice & All
Things Nice" as featured on BBC2 TV - even includes the history
of Chicken Tikka Masala..
Visit the National Curry Week & National
Eating Out Week website to join in the fun and fundraising every
October organised by FSR
If you enjoy curry, join the curry family
According to FAO figures the number of
malnourished people worldwide increased by 75 million in 2007 to an
estimated total of 925 million.
Indian restaurant sector provides around 170 million meals a year,
sufficient for nearly 3 meals per person of the UK population.
child in the world dies every 5 seconds from hunger related causes.
million people in Britain eat out regularly ( more than once each year).
Together we can help by contributing just
£1 a year.
All you need to do is email your pledge (name,
town, email address) to donate £1 or more to email@example.com
all 23 million of us join the Tree, just think what we could do.
Funds raised will be allocated to deserving
causes around poverty, disaster and malnutrition each year by the
trustees which include some of the top people in the Indian
(email details will not be passed on or sold
to any third party and only be used to call on the pledge or to
provide information about National Curry Week, The Curry Tree or
For further information call
020 8399 4831 or visit www.thecurrytree.com
"I think The Curry Tree is a brilliant
idea. I wish you all the luck for a grand success of this project and
I would be delighted to become a Trustee"
- Food writer & TV Presenter Mridula Baljekar.
"Nothing should stop us from helping
those who are less fortunate than us."
- Rajesh Suri, CEO Tamarind
The Curry Tree