Peterborough restaurant offering free meals for families

A well known Peterborough restaurant owner is to restart his free family meals giveaway this weekend.

By Brad Barnes
Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 2:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 2:59 pm
Rony Choudhury owner of the Bombay Brasserie, Broadway, Peterborough
Rony Choudhury owner of the Bombay Brasserie, Broadway, Peterborough

“Curry King” Rony Choudhury, the man behind the popular Bombay Brasserie in Broadway, and a city restaurateur for more than 40 years, is reviving a scheme which he ran during lockdown to help those who maybe needed a little help or rewarding for their pandemic efforts.

On Sunday – and continuing through the summer – the restaurant will provide a takeaway meal for five families, to be collected between 5pm and 6pm.

To benefit from the offer, people need to register their interest at the restaurant on 01733 565606 by the Friday.

Rony, who also takes meals out to the homeless in the city centre several nights a week, said it was his way of giving something back to the community.

"I have had restaurants in Peterborough since the 1980s, and in recent years I have wanted to do my bit for the city and give a little something back,” he said.

"When we could during the pandemic we provided meals for families who needed some help and even now there are people struggling with the cost of living crisis. So from Sunday, and through the summer months for as long as people need this, we will be looking to provide a hot meal to a takeaway on Sunday for five families. It is important that they register though so we know how many and how much food the chefs will have to put aside.”