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BBC Great British Menu judge Nisha Katona to open Mowgli Indian street food restaurant in Lincoln





A judge on television’s the Great British Menu is bringing her Indian street food restaurant to the county.

Nisha Katona is opening a branch of Mowgli in Lincoln at the end of May or beginning of June.

Sharing the news on social media, she said she had been looking for “that perfect cute Diagon Alley kind of building in Lincoln”.

Mowgli is opening in Lincoln
Mowgli is opening in Lincoln

She added: “Lincoln is a town close to my heart as I worked there as a lawyer and always dreamt of taking my family dishes back there as a thank you for fond memories.

“Well Lincoln- lots of Chat Bomb love is heading your way!”

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Born in Lancashire, the daughter of Indian immigrant founders, Nisha worked as a child protection barrister for 20 years but gave it up in 2014 to start Mowgli, serving the kind of food Indians eat at home and on the streets. She is the founder, CEO and executive and development chef of the chain which currently has 21 branches across the UK, and the founder of the Mowgli Trust charity.

Nisha Katona. Photo: submitted
Nisha Katona. Photo: submitted
Mowgli is opening in Lincoln
Mowgli is opening in Lincoln
Mowgli is opening in Lincoln
Mowgli is opening in Lincoln

Also: Read our Eat My Words restaurant reviews here

Mowgli is opening in Lincoln
Mowgli is opening in Lincoln

The restaurant is best known for its yoghurt chat bombs which are described on the menu as “the heart of Mowgli: Crisp bread puffs filled with chickpeas, spiced yoghurt, tamarind and coriander.”

The author of six cookbooks, since 2021 Nisha has also been a judge on BBC’s Great British Menu alongside fellow restaurateur Tom Kerridge and comedian and podcaster Ed Gamble.



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