Madhuban Opens In Liphook

Mudhuban-Liphook-001Stimulated by the economic situation and so many more people choosing to eat in regularly, a local Michelin listed restaurant has decided to capitalise on this by starting a new arm for its established and successful brand, Madhuban. From 23rd April, the business will expand with the opening of a new Take-Away Shop in Liphook, named “Madhuban 2 Go”.

Madhuban2Go will be the third service from this multi-award-winning Tandoori food business run by Lodue and Bedar Miah. As well as its Curry Club listed restaurant in Liss, there is also an own-label, hand-made cook-in sauce range, produced at a factory in Mainline Business Centre, Liss, which is sold UK-wide in butchers, farm-shops and delicatessens, and online.

A highly successful launch party and buffet for dignitaries, journalists, local business people and residents was held on Monday 22nd April.  Journalists and photographers were able to enjoy a selection of tasting plates from the new Take-Away Shop menu.

Bramshott & Liphook Parish Council Chair, Barbara Easton made a speech to the assembled guests welcoming the Madhuban brand to Liphook and wished them well for a successful business in the village. Cllr Easton also expressed how delighted that she, and all the parish council were that a vacant commercial property in the heart of Liphook has been completely re-furbished to such a high standard and is ready and open for business.

Also present at the launch night was Pat Chapman – editor of the Cobra Good Curry Guide
Speaking to LiphookOnline, Pat told us ‘We have given Madhuban top awards since 1996 and it is a pleasure to see them open this new branch in Liphook’.

Lodue Miah, master chef and proprietor of Madhuban, says that this will be a Take-Away service with a difference. “We shall offer a high quality, specially created menu of dishes for a delicious dine-at-home experience, which are carried in a beautifully designed box.”

Mudhuban-Liphook-Take-Away

On top of the Take-Away service, deliveries can be made to residents and businesses in Liphook and the surrounding area within approximately a five mile radius, for a delicious dine-at-home experience. Madhuban expects to be able to deliver to Liphook, Bordon, Liss, Haslemere, Petersfield and local villages.

Suitable for social and romantic evenings in, as well as for business luncheons, the Madhuban Take-Away service is available by booking online at www.madhuban2go.co.uk or by telephoning 01428 722001.  The shop has a tastefully decorated, comfortable waiting area for orders and collection.

An exciting time for Madhuban

Madhuban Tandoori has always been known by its customers as a caring restaurant. Interviewed by Tandoori magazine editor, Pat Chapman, Madhuban owner entrepreneur Lodue Miah said “I always listen to what my customers say. If they want a special dish, I’ll cook it for them. When some said they wanted to cook Madhuban-style curries at home, I started producing curry sauces. We’ve been doing takeaway for years,” he continued “but one thing we’ve not done which customers want is home delivery.” Now with Madhuban 2 Go, all that has changed. And it is no ordinary service.

Located in neighbouring Liphook, Madhuban 2 Go is exclusively a takeaway and home delivery venue offering the full Madhuban menu. There are 22 starters, 9 tandoor items, over 40 special dishes plus an ample choice of old favourites, breads and accompaniments, and they are all done well.

Well enough indeed for Madhuban to become one of the prestigious Cobra Good Curry Guide’s Top 100 restaurants. No mean feat considering there are 9,000 other curry houses in Britain. This was topped when the restaurant achieved that Guide’s Most Caring Curry house Award in 2007. Which brought it to the attention of Michelin. Madhuban is the only Hampshire curry restaurant to be listed in that publication. In fact outside London, it only lists 23 in the whole of Britain.

What Madhuban 2 Go customers can expect is a service to match these accolades. Apart from a unique choice of dishes, every order is packed in a stout attractive box and delivered by bespoke uniformed drivers. You can order on-line, by phone or in person. Some new dishes have been especially developed for Madhuban 2 Go “We use the best local ingredients” says Mr Miah “Our aim is to fulfil your order as fast as we can, but allow us a little time because each dish is individually and freshly cooked by our Masterchefs.”

What the 2013 Cobra Good Curry Guide says:

There is probably no better success story than the Madhuban’s. Lodue Miah opened it in 1987 in the village of Liss, population 1300. Under the circumstances this may have been ill-judged. How could an Indian restaurant survive with such a small footfall, with only 30 seats? But survive it did, and within years it had expanded first to 70 seats then to 86. Against all the odds the Madhuban was so successful that turned away many customers, particularly at weekends. In 2008 it expanded to 130 seats. A new kitchen was built alongside. Now with help from Lodue’s brother Bedar and some experienced waiters, you will not find better customer care anywhere. Customers’ names are remembered as old friends. Such is the success that despite doing two sittings and 100 takeaways, it often still cannot fit in all diners at the weekend, so book early. One more thing: Prices here are among the cheapest in the area. This helps its appeal, but there is much more to it than that. It is the epitome of a good house.

Madhuban cooks all of its curry and Thai dishes from traditional recipes at its site in Liss, East Hampshire.
Hampshire suppliers for its fresh vegetables and packaging are used wherever possible.

 

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