Proud Protein Only Restaurant

A new restaurant has opened that claims to the UK’s first protein restaurant and they are aiming to bring healthier meals to children in schools. The restaurant is called Gyms Kitchen and is in High Road in Leyton.

The restaurant has been set up by Steve Mavrou and business partner Richard Klein and they plan to provide the school meals to those in Waltham Forest. They decided to set up their venture as a result of the amount of takeaway and fried food outlets in the area. They wanted to create a place where people could get low fat, high protein grilled meats and a variety of vegetables to encourage the younger generations to eat healthier.

Setting up a new business is very difficult especially in the current economic climate and even more so to set up a restaurant with strict health and safety regulations. There are many costs to consider such as: wages, rent, restaurant insurance, suppliers and many more.

Steve Mavrou has said, “We really want to continue Jamie Oliver’s work of getting kids to eat healthier because there’s still more improvement needing to be done. The meals are better but could be much more nutritious.

“We are planning a kids menu which will be great. Also we are very interested in actually providing school meals; I think it’s the next step for us.”

The pair came up with the idea for the business of an all protein restaurant when they went on holiday to Los Angeles. They have an all protein breakfast over there and they wanted to bring the idea back to England.

They are currently being promoted by the gym Fitness First and have been visited by the captain of Leyton Orient Nathan Clarke. “It’s a little overwhelming but it’s great fun, I’m pleased with the way it’s going. Hopefully we can get the borough eating healthier bit by bit,” said Mr Mavrou.

The manager at Leyton Orient, Russell Slade has said, “It was great to visit with Nathan for the launch and sample their food, which was first class.

“Their vision of bringing accessible and tasty healthy food to the local high street is one which should be supported, especially in the aftermath of the Olympic Games, which has done so much to draw people to sport.”

Country Roads Vs. Motorhomes

When we think of motorhome holidays we think of the wide open spaces, the freedom to drive just about anywhere and as a result most of us head towards the country to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city. However, as a result of this new found freedom during out holidays it is easy to forget that even the country roads can be labelled as A and B roads even though they may be little more than a dirt track. These are very difficult to take a motorhome down, especially when you are expecting a typical A road. We have put together some safety tips for you to remember while travelling through the country.

So we have all seen the “Go Slow” signs however, how many of us actually pay attention? Most of the time we assume we always know what is best and ignore the signs that tell us to reduce our speed. However, these signs are obviously there for a reason and even more so in the country when roads are often very uneven and there can be poor visibility. When travelling in a motorhome in the county it is always best to stick to 30 mph even if the speed limit is more. Most country lanes do carry the national speed limit but if you are travelling at these top speeds and you do need to claim on your motorhome insurance, your providers are less likely to cover you if you are travelling at the faster end of the limit.

There are some concerns when it comes to using your horn in any vehicle let alone a motorhome. Some use it to show their anger, others use it to encourage others to move on at lights, and some use it when taking on tight corners to let others close know of their presence. Of the three, we all know which one the horn is intended for however even this can be a little dangerous, especially on country roads. This is because if there is livestock around, the sound of the horn will scare the animals and if they aren’t fenced in they could run into the road and cause more of an accident.

These are all obvious things we know but in the excitement of going on holiday they can easily be forgotten and driving a motorhome is not an everyday occurrence so getting used to the motorhome each year takes a little getting used to.

The Simple Life for Euromillions Winners

Every week, those of us who do the lottery dream of all the things we would do with our winnings. Although I expect very few of us think that the first thing we will do with the money is buy a pizza and take a holiday in a static caravan.

The Euromillions lottery winners Adrian and Gill Baysford did just this. They could have chartered their own private jet to just about anywhere in the world but as this down to earth couple show, money doesn’t beat family. Instead they took a flight to Scotland to visit Gills parents who live in a caravan park in Carnoustie.

Her parents own a static caravan and have lived there for four months, We are sure that unless they are unhappy living here, this probably won’t change.

The Baysford’s seem to be a very down to earth couple with their only dreams of spending the money are on a Audi Q7, a trip to Disney land and travelling through the Canadian Rockies by train.

Considering that they will be earning £8,000 a day in interest this is just a tiny stone in the giant ocean of experiences they will no longer have to save for. We’re sure that the money will definitely help with their costs like tax, bills, static caravan insurance, car insurance for their new car, fuel, food and other things that some of us can struggle with.

Even though the couple are now the 516th richest people in the country it is nice to hear that they are still going to enjoy the simpler things in life and help out those around them and the ones that need it most.

Five Indian and Pakistani Restaurant Favourites

As yesterday was Pakistani Independence day and today is Indian Independence day, here at QuoteSeacher we thought we would take a look at the best restaurants (in no particular order) from these countries that we have here in London. Even the best need restaurant insurance!

First on the list is Benares in Mayfair. It is a Michelin star restaurant which offers Indian meals with a twist of Britain. In September the chef, Atul is holding a master class to let you learn more about his approach to cooking and included is breakfast, lunch, along with a copy of his book and some of his chutneys.

Next on the list is the Pakistani restaurant Tayyabs in Whitechapel. It serves some of the best Punjabi cuisine and is renowned for the mixed grill and lamb chops. The restaurant is started off as a small café and over the years has grown into the restaurant it is today.

We couldn’t mention Tayyabs without having their rival on the list; Lahore Kebab House. This is of course a Pakistani restaurant as well and many who eat at both restaurants can’t decide which is better. This place does attract some celebrity faces and has a great meat selection. Many Indian and Pakistani restaurants are vegetarian so this is a great place for meat lovers.

Quilon makes our list at number four and is again another Michelin stared Indian restaurant. Here, they have just completed a redesign of the whole place. The menu focuses on the coastal cuisine found in the South West of India with a lot of seafood, coconut and mango featuring heavily in the menu.

Last but not least is Rasa N16. This was the first restaurant in the chain of Rasa and I still remains many peoples favourite. It is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the Capital and has a great selection of South Indian food. Even if you feel like you can’t go a meal without meat, visit the Rasa Travancore that is just across the road.

Utilising Space and Making some Money

Many people assume “landlord” means a person with a large property portfolio or to those who are investors with management companies and have complete property businesses. However, this is not the case and many are/can become landlords without even knowing it! People nowadays need a whole range of different properties to live in because lives are very different to how they used to be. Being a modern day landlord is a very easy way of making some extra money although it is essential to understand what type of let you have.

If you have a large house with an un-used bedroom then why not rent it out to a lodger? This is a great way of utilising space and making a little extra money for the mortgage. If do choose this route then you will need to check the landlord laws as you are taking a rental payment each month. As a result your property needs to have the proper safety measures in place and you need to double check the HMO law as your property may fall into this category.

Many people have a second home somewhere close to the coast in the UK although for most of the year the properties aren’t used. You could always consider turning the property into a guest house for a few month of the year. If this is your situation then you will need to consider finding someone to manage the property if you do not live locally and you will also need hotel and guest house insurance.
In recent weeks we have all heard about pop up shops but pop up hotels are also becoming more and more popular. This is a little more difficult when it comes to legalities but if you are letting a room with breakfast and dinner included for once a month or more, it is sensible to check landlord legislation.

If you have extra space that isn’t used all year round then utilise it the best you can, especially with the high demand in the rental market you are sure to make a few extra pennies. If your lets are a little more outside the box though, check that you have covered all legalities and you are covered the best you can be.

Summer Staycation in Scotland

Have you been away yet this summer? Or are you still deciding where to take your motorhome for an adventure? If this is the case why not try Scotland. Yes there is a strong chance of rain, but unfortunately this is the case everywhere in the UK this summer. Even though Scotland does have rain, it also has stunning views and great places to explore.

We have found two great campsites that are guaranteed fun and perfect holiday destinations even in the British weather.

Cashel

Cashel campsite is right on the banks of Loch Lomond which is the fantastic place to view the scenery of western Scotland.

Being on Loch, of course means there are a range of water sports. There are fishing facilities, canoeing, boating and obviously walking and cycling trails so whatever you fancy doing, there is sure to be an activity to suit you.

Surrounding the Cashel campsite is the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and Ben Lomond. This is a Munro (a mountain higher than 3000ft) just four miles from the site. As mentioned there are many walking and cycling paths including the West Highland Way which goes rights past the entrance of the site.

On site there is a cafe and a shop and there are also many shower and toilet blocks. Dogs may be taken to this site which means fun for all the family. There are also electric hook up pitches available.

Cobleland

This campsite is on the River Forth and surrounded by oak trees. If it is raining, this will definitely provide some protection and of course, they are breathtaking to look at.

As the site is buried beneath gorgeous trees, there is a lot of wildlife in the area, great for nature lovers. Red squirrels are the most common and with wildlife all around it is a great place to really get back to nature.

Although there are no water sports that take place on the river. There are three lochs just around the corner: Achray, Drunkie and Venacher. These all offer boating, canoeing and fishing. If you fancy leaving the area then David Marshall Lodge is the place to go. Here you can watch live footage of the local Ospreys and it isn’t too far away.

Planning ahead is vital on any holiday and this means making sure you have sufficient breakdown cover and a motorhome insurance policy that covers all your needs. Having peace of mind while you are holiday means you can relax a little more in knowing that if something does go wrong, someone else will fix the problem for you.

Let us know if you are off to Scotland this summer, or if you have already been. We would love to hear your stories from the mountains. Either comment below or message us on Facebook or Twitter.