Renowned comedian, activist and writer Russell Brand visited Cheltenham this week as part of his latest tour, ‘33’. Prior to his visit, the vegan comic sent out a Facebook plea to his 5.2m followers, asking for recommendations for eateries that could satisfy his cuisine requirements, and Cheltenham’s Curry Corner answered the call.
Following his show in Northampton, Brand took to social media, writing “Thank you Karmana Veggie/Vegan Restaurant for your delicious vegan food after my show in Northampton!!! Now I need somewhere in Cheltenham for 23rd September! HELP!!!”
Coming to his aid, the people of Cheltenham were quick to recommend independent local Indian cuisine hotspot, The Curry Corner, an award-winning family business run by Shamsul Krori, wife Saleha, and daughter Monrusha.
The Curry Corner, which has been open since 1977, stayed open offering takeaway throughout the pandemic, delivering their homemade food to locals and hope to open for in-dinning again soon. Each meal is cooked by Shamsul and Monrusha, who have appeared on TV and cooked for royalty, as well as their celebrity diners.
The restaurant was thrilled to serve their latest celebrity guest, and incredibly grateful to the people of Cheltenham for their recommendation, saying “We love you Russell Brand, but we love our awesome local community more”.
Russell Brand isn’t the first celebrity to enjoy Curry Corner’s offerings, and joins names such as business tycoon Richard Branson, musician Jamie Cullum, and supermodel Kate Moss.