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Curry house loses its alcohol licence

posted 9 Feb 2010, 12:37 by David Rintoul   [ updated 10 Feb 2010, 05:18 ]

The future of one of the Capital's best-known curry houses is in doubt after it closed down in the wake of its alcohol licence being suspended.

The award-winning Roti, on Morrison Street, was banned from selling alcohol following two inspections which found fire exits persistently blocked or bolted shut, there were too few exit signs and inadequate toilet facilities.

Roti was once one of the Capital's most prestigious Indian restaurants. However, its founder, top city chef Tony Singh, relinquished control of the business in 2008 in favour of a more modest set-up under cousin Ryan Singh.

The building was inspected shortly after Ryan Singh, dubbed the "Curry King of Glasgow" for his popular west coast restaurant Mr Singh's India, took control in October 2008 and he was ordered to rectify the problems or face losing his licence.

A second inspection in November last year found the problems still outstanding and Roti's owners were called before the licensing board last month to defend their licence.