Preston: Mowgli street food opens first restaurant in Lancashire

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A street food chain has officially opened its first restaurant in Lancashire.

Mowgli, known for its authentic Indian dishes, opened on the corner of Church Street and Birley Street in Preston’s Miller Arcade earlier this month – and it’s already got rave reviews.

CEO Nisha Katona founded the company in 2014 and wanted to create Indian dishes “a million miles from the curry stereotype”.

Mowgli Street Kitchen has opened in Preston

Nisha, from Ormskirk, said: ‘Preston was my stomping ground as a barrister for many years.

“Every detail is felt and we wonder – would we want to sit in that seat with that view and that lighting? If it’s not good enough for us, it’s not good enough for you”

Mowgli has 18 restaurants across the UK, including those in major cities such as Manchester, Leeds and beyond.

It describes itself as fresh, honest, home and street food that’s been pared down and unplugged.

Nisha said: “Mowgli is a home for the hungry and continues to be for our teams and our guests.

“It’s a toddler and dog friendly place, a place where you can spend time alone with a book.”

Mowgli will be supporting Chorley-based charity Derian House Children’s Hospice as it was chosen as the charity and hopes to donate tens of thousands of pounds each year to help the local community.

Nisha said: “I am happy to be able to go to a city that is so close to my heart and also enrich life in Preston.

“It’s a great place to eat and work.”

Gunpowder Chicken, Tea Chickpeas and Picnic Potato Curry are just a few of the mouth-watering dishes on the menu.

Mowgli’s website states, “These dishes convey the truth that real Indian food is extremely healthy, often vegan, and always full of fresh flavor.”

The restaurant has already received many positive reviews on Google since its opening.

Lancashire Telegraph: Mowgli Dishes in PrestonMowgli’s Dishes in Preston

One person said: “This place is at the top of my list of places to eat in Preston, the flavor of the food is crazy.”

“The flavors were perfect and the portions were fantastic,” said another.

A third reviewer said: ‘I have visited Manchester several times and the service was better in Preston.

“I’m glad you’re here and keep up the good work.”

Nisha gave up her 20-year career as a full-time lawyer to start the business.

It opened its first site in Liverpool before expanding to Manchester less than a year later.

In 2018 Mowgli earned a spot on the Sunday Times 100 Fast Track list and in 2019 Nisha received an MBE in the New Year Honors list for her service to the food industry.

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