Staff and diners at a Solihull curry house were left stunned when boxing star Chris Eubank turned up – after ordering food for FIVE days in a row.
They were left doing a double take when the boxing star visited the Daawat restaurant in Knowle.
According to BirminghamLive, the former world champion wanted to thank staff for their excellent service.
Owner Ash said,at first, they thought a prank was being played on staff after orders began coming in from a “Mr Eubank”.
Over the space of five days, the eccentric star ordered Lamb Dhansak, stuffed peppers with lamb, samosas, Lamb Masala and garlic naan.
Finally, staff realised that ‘Mr Eubank’ was the Chris Eubank – when he rocked up at their restaurant – to pass on his thanks.
“We dropped five orders off to the hotel he was staying at,” Ash said. “The last one he came personally to say thank you and show his appreciation.”
Eagle-eyed staff noticed that the mystery curry lover was ordering the same food every day – complete with the initials CLE.
Ash said that then, on day four, there was a note reading: “Mr Eubank really loved the Lamb Dhansak.”
“I thought ‘Mr Eubank?’ and I Googled it – on the receipt he put CLE and on Wikipedia it said Christopher Livingstone Eubank, I thought ‘that can’t be him!'”
Ash added there was enough food for “three to four people” and said the sporting icon might not have been dining alone.
He also had a specific request – as he is not a fan of one particular herb.
“He absolutely hates coriander,” Ash added. “I’ve never come across it but he hates it with a passion.”
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When Eubank walked in, diners were flocking to take pictures, Ash said.
When asked what the boxing legend was doing in Solihull, the restaurant owner suggested he might have been taking a holiday in the borough.
“I think he had some business in Birmingham. He was saying he was having a little break but he had one day of business in Birmingham,” Ash went on.
The curry house boss said Eubank was by far the most famous person he had served – though in the past he had fed TV star Alison Hammond.
He said having Eubank come into the restaurant had left him stunned.
“I couldn’t speak, I was literally speechless,” he said. “I tried to be as polite as possible and as helpful as possible.
“As soon as he walked in people rushed and asked for photos.”
The restaurant opened in November 2019 and bills itself as an authentic Indian-Bangladesh take away with a “twist of Fusion”.
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