Indian restaurant the Curry Lounge is "on poppa the world"
after setting a new record.
Owner Arfan Razak (also known as
Raz) and his team of chefs built a poppadom tower that measured 1.51m
(4ft 11.4ins) - beating by 3cm the existing record which was set in
Greater Manchester two years ago.
In accordance to guidelines from
The Guinness Book of World Records, independent witnesses were on
hand to verify that the attempt was carried out correctly - making
sure that the total height of the 1,052 poppadoms were measured.
The witnesses, Tom Nicholson from
accountants UHY Hacker Young and Tom Redgate from law firm Rothera
Dowson, will submit written reports to Guinness, along with
photographs and video footage.
Raz commented: "We're all
really excited that we managed to get the poppadom tower to such an
immense height. Special thanks to my chefs Jamshed Aktar, Imran
Quershi and Sumil Bhatia.
"It was great fun, but
there were some nerve-racking moments when we reached the current
record holder's height, because we knew from our many practice runs
that the weight of the poppadoms would begin to make some of the
lower ones crack.