Café Spice Namaste is an award-winning Indian restaurant owned by celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala and his wife Pervin. The restaurant has recently relocated from Whitechapel to Royal Albert Wharf, a vibrant neighbourhood in London’s famous Docklands. Café Spice Namaste, which held a coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand award for 22 consecutive years, is a pioneer in the UK hospitality industry campaign for the environment and sustainability.
Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL is a chef, author, educationist, and entrepreneur. He’s written six cookbooks, including the best-selling Mr Todiwala’s Spice Box. He is Group Chef Ambassador of the Clink Charity and patron of the British Lop Pig Society.
Cyrus has always promoted sustainable solutions in the hospitality sector. His passion for reducing the carbon footprint and giving back to the community has driven his business forward, helping him make the right choices when it comes to suppliers. Bottled water, which clocks many “water miles”, will not be featuring on his menu. Instead, Cyrus wants a high-performance water dispenser to serve fresh, filtered drinking water in own-branded water bottles.
For the ‘new’ Café Spice Namaste at Royal Docks, Cyrus has chosen our high-capacity Aqua Alto water dispenser with three individual taps in blue, red, and white. The restaurant’s new Aqua Alto taps will dispense high volumes of chilled, sparkling, and boiling water. The perfect solution for a busy environment with high demand for hot and cold drinks.
“Sustainability in hospitality has always played a significant role in my approach to business. At Café Spice Namaste, we have been at the forefront of recycling. As far back as 1993, we were recycling all our glass, and our food waste was collected separately. At Royal Albert Wharf, we have upcycled many of our furnishings from our old location. When it comes to choosing suppliers, we only partner up with those who share our sustainability ethos. And Aqua Libra Co was the perfect choice for us, ticking all the boxes. We look forward to working on a few projects with the team at Aqua Libra Co, including a refill location and giving back to community campaigns through the Café Spice Namaste restaurant.”
Cyrus Todiwala, Café Spice Namaste