Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan dined at an award-winning Mitcham Indian curry restaurant on Friday ahead of her West End theatre performance.
The star, who is currently starring in the Playhouse Theatre’s Speed-the-Plow, enjoyed a meal with friends at Chak89 in the afternoon before her evening show.
The restaurant was recommended to her by Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul who paid a visit when he was last in London.
She reportedly sampled the sweet-and-sour mushrooms before tucking into chicken tikka masala.
Owner Frank Khalid said: “She’s a very nice lady. She was very polite. We had a few diners at the time and she took photos with them.”
The Bond Street restaurant has played host to numerous celebrities including Desperate Housewives’ Jesse Metcalfe, Joey Essex, and Chelsea Football Club players.
Khalid’s restaurant success is evident from the moment you walk through the door.
Signed photographs line the walls going up the stairs and celebrities have signed plaques on their favourite tables.
But Chak89 doesn’t just come highly commended from its celebrity fans but also food critics.
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It won the best London Suburb Restaurant at the British Curry Awards in 2012 and is up for the same award next Monday at the 10th anniversary of the awards.
Mr Khalid said: “It’s a very, very special occasion, it’s very grand and you see lots of celebrities.
“Last year the Prime Minister was there which was amazing and he gave a speech to encourage us restaurateurs and told us how well we were doing.”
Recently the restaurant was viewed by millions as they were the sponsorship of boxer Amir Khan at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas fight against Luis Collazo.
“He could have put any brand on his shorts but because he loves our food, because he’s very close to me, he gave me the opportunity to sponsor his last fight,” said Mr Khalid.
Picture courtesy of Frank Khalid, with thanks