Multiple operator opens Slough’s first Indian street food restaurant

 Multiple operator opens Slough’s first Indian street food restaurant

London restaurant and bar operators Yoga Mogantas and Nayan Chande of MC Group – UK Ltd, are this week opening Slough’s first sub-continental street food bar and restaurant, Rickshaw Road, a Star Pubs & Bars site.

The restaurant seats 150 diners and has a rustic theme with an oxcart, bicycle, buddha and colourful wall-mounted doors, which add to the friendly casual dining atmosphere.   An open kitchen allows diners to enjoy the theatre of seeing their food being cooked. 

The light spiced fast food and exotic drinks which Rickshaw Road will offer are typical of those found in different regions of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. 

Dishes include:

  • Chaat including the famous Bhel Puri and Vodka Pani Puri, a round hollow fried puri, filled with a mix of spiced potato, onions and chickpeas, tamarind chutney and a shot of vodka!​
  • Jhinga Idly (Prawn Idly), a steamed savoury cake famous in South India​
  • Kothu rotti, an iconic dish from Sri Lanka made of chopped rotti cooked with vegetable, spices and choice of meats, ​
  • Nihari, a slow cooked lamb stew originating from South Asia. ​
  • Cheesy Egg Naan, a traditional north Indian naan cooked with egg and cheese, this will be house special ​
  • Bombay Tacos: filled with either chick peas, shredded chicken or shredded lamb and drenched in mixed indian chutneys

The drinks are also distinct with fragrant and spicy teas, like Masala Tea, Ceylon Iced Tea, tropical spiced cocktails like Chai Star Martini, Bloody Desi Mary and exotic juices as well as traditional Western cocktails and popular wines, ciders and beers like Heineken and Moretti.

The Rickshaw Road will open from 07.00am for breakfast till 11:30pm, seven days a week.

MC Group – UK Ltd, currently has six sites to the West and North West of London including three Star sites: the highly regarded Namaste Lounge, a lounge bar and Indian restaurant in Northwood, Tamara Lounge in Hillingdon, a lounge, bar and restaurant serving Indian & Chinese cuisine, and The Runway Bar & Kitchen in Uxbridge which opens on 4th December.

Yoga Mogantas, Director of MC Group said: “The food is totally different from mainstream Indian restaurants.  You won’t find the usual curries on the menu.  Instead there will be light and simple, delicious food.  We’ve had a research team visiting different Indian states to source dishes we can recreate to give diners a unique authentic experience of street food. Slough was recently recognised as one of the best places to live and work in the UK, and with a high number of Asian residents, the arrival of cross rail and more young professionals moving to the area, it made absolute sense to open somewhere like Rickshaw Road which has broad appeal. It is the sort of affordable casual dining which appeals to everyone -  families and professionals alike.”

Tim Galligan, Operators Director, Star Pubs & Bars said: “Yoga and Nayan already have a number of successful Star sites including their first British pub, The Runway Bar & Kitchen in Uxbridge, which has just opened.  They are great operators and have researched their market thoroughly. With street food being on-trend, I am confident this will prove to be another popular destination.”