MP and Mayor enjoy a touch of Dining Street

THURROCK MP, Jackie Doyle-Price joined the mayor of Thurrock, Yash Gupta at the opening of a new dining experience in Tilbury.

No 10 Dining Street is a new restaurant in Civic Square, Tilbury. It is run by local businessman, Sujit Patel.

He explained why he had decided to open the restaurant.

Mr Patel said: “It had always been something the family had been wanting to do. Every time we wanted to eat traditional authentic Indian food, we would travel to London and even as far as Southall and our friends were the same. When we got together, it would be in a restaurant in London, although we all lived in Thurrock.

“In addition to that, we kept on hearing comments from local people that there was nowhere to go out in the evening and during the day people had a choice between the café near the train station, ASDA or McDonalds.

“To this end we looked at ways that we could open a place for people to go all day. We did not want to open a fine dining restaurant that served only in evenings (also too formal) and we wanted to provide a place where we could open during the day.”

Both the mp and mayor wished the new business, good luck,

Cllr Gupta said: “I would like to wish this restaurant all success and luck. For the people of Tilbury, they will now have a variety of food, and it is very important that we see new businesses like this in Tilbury.”

MP Jackie Doyle Price said: “We are all worried about what will happen to the high street. The key is businesses like this; it is about making our high streets more attractive, and this should be an inspiration to our other high streets in the borough.

“There are too many people who talk Thurrock down and nowhere more than Tilbury. However, it is becoming an increasingly popular place to live. The community is changing, the port which has been here 125 years is growing and the future couldn’t look better. We need to make the most of the wonderful place Tilbury is.”

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