Eaterie in running for award from MPs

Mike Penning MP congratulates staff at The Cochin
Mike Penning MP congratulates staff at The Cochin

The Cochin, in Hemel Hempstead High Street, has won the constituency nomination for the Tiffin Cup – an annual competition awarded by a cross-party group of MPs called the Tiffin Club.

The competition aims to celebrate the quality and diversity of South Asian food in Britain and raise money for the charity World Vision.

Each MP nominated the best South Asian restaurant in their constituency. The best go forward to a national final, at a special cook-in at Bellamy’s Restaurant, near the Houses of Parliament.

Hemel MP Mike Penning visited the restaurant to congratulate the staff.

Mr Penning said: “I am delighted to nominate The Cochin for the Tiffin Cup. The Cochin came a very close second in our local competition last year and are deserved winners this year.

“The Tiffin Cup has proved a great success at promoting South Asian restaurants across the country. We are very fortunate in have so many good South Asian restaurants in the local area.”