Paddington’s Indian Home Diner noise prompts fight back against Woollahra Council
“Its hand-crafted Indian cuisine made with love you can taste makes it the premier late night food hub in the world,” the page read. “Although most famous for its #5 garlic cheese naan kebab with aloo chop, it is more than just a restaurant, it is a community.”
Liberal MP Dave Sharma and independent challenger Allegra Spender quickly jumped on board. “This is a tragedy. I will fight to restore IHD hours,” Sharma commented on Wednesday night.
Shortly thereafter, Spender chimed in: “Business was hit hard enough by COVID and even though I haven’t been to The Unicorn in a while, even I know Indian Home Diner is a national treasure. Let’s save it.”
Indeed, the Herald was inside the restaurant on Wednesday night when a Spender staffer rang up asking how the campaign could be of assistance.
Chowdury said that the signs on the diner’s windows proclaiming a “staff shortage” as the reason for the shop now shutting at midnight were untrue. He did not want to make further comment but pleaded for the community’s support.
Woollahra Council was contacted for comment. Liberal councillor Sean Carmichael said he would table the Bondi Lines petition in council.
“I’ve seen this place open late for years. It always seems well run and very well-loved,” he said. “I’m loath to see yet another Oxford Street institution die an avoidable death.”
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