Scotland’s top curry restaurant is helping Edinburgh’s homeless get off to a better start in 2020.

The Radhuni in Loanhead, on the outskirts of the capital, will supply lunches for 50 homeless people at the Streetwork charity’s hub in Holyrood Road on New Year’s Day.

The 120 seat Indian-Bangladeshi restaurant was named Best Restaurant in Scotland at the British Curry Awards in London last month. 

Managing Partner Habibur Khan, who at 23 became the youngest winner of a main British Curry Award, commented:  “Many charities work particularly hard over Christmas to help the less privileged and lonely. New Year can also be very difficult and emotional for many people and support at that time can be overlooked.

“The Radhuni team appreciate this donation is only for a day but we wanted to show solidarity with the homeless and provide practical support for Streetwork, which does an amazing job throughout the year in Edinburgh and elsewhere. Hopefully it will help its service users enjoy a brighter beginning to the New Year.”

The restaurant will deliver main meals, rice and naan bread.

Rankin Barr of Streetwork added: “We would like to thank the staff and owners of The Radhuni for donating the time and effort to make a fantastic meal for our wonderful service users at this very busy time of the year. We’re grateful to the restaurant for thinking of those living a life on the street.”

The charity’s Holyrood hub provides individual support, amenities, specialist drop-ins including a GP and nurse, and workshops for skills development and recovery.

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