Restaurant makes Michelin food bible

Michilin guide: Owner of Lime resturant Sohail Rana.
Michilin guide: Owner of Lime resturant Sohail Rana.
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An Indian restaurant in Nuthall has made it into the prestigious Michelin Guide for 2014.

Lime in Upminster Drive has made the list of some of the best restaurants in the country.

Owner Sohail Rana said he was ‘over the moon’.

“When we got notice of it, it came as a shock – a nice shock!

“It’s absolutely amazing. We’ve done really well in the five years we have been here, but we never thought we would achieve this.

“The business has been absolutely booming since. We’ve not stopped,” added Mr Rana.

Lime also won the East Midlands Restaurant of the Year award last week.

“In a short space of time we have done really well. Proud is not the word,” he said.

But Lime’s success has come at a price, with Mr Rana working all hours since he opened up back in 2008.

“A lot of hard work has gone into it. It’s a 24-hour job,” he said.

“I haven’t had a day off in five years. There’s not been a day where I have not been in the restaurant – even if it was just for ten minutes on a day off.”

Lime is one of ten eateries in Nottinghamshire to make the guide, which is something of a bible for restaurant goers.

Chef Sat Bains’ base in Lenton Lane is currently the only Michelin starred restaurant in Nottinghamshire.

The Larder in the city also made it into the guide, alongside Lime.

The Michelin Guide 2014 will be available from today, Friday October 4, priced at £15.99.