A CURRY house is offering FREE vindaloos to football fans during the World Cup – but there’s a catch.
Sharif Uddin, Operations Director for Kushi, said: “The World Cup should be fun.
“During the Euros, that was fantastic, everyone was in the spirit, we were so close to winning, the atmosphere across the restaurants was buzzing.
“We thought we would carry on the traditions and hopefully England make it this far again.
“A hot vindaloo during Christmas season will go down a treat, a true winter curry. We are due to be very busy this period.
“I’m definitely looking forward to the World Cup, we will see how it goes, let’s see how we play I’m sure we will be able to do something!”
At the time, Sharif told Echo News: “I want customers to celebrate in traditional football fashion, with a vindaloo curry, in honour of the chart-topping anthem by Fat Les, loved by football fans.”
A standard Vindaloo from the Essex curry house usually starts at £7.25.
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Kushi has also given away free meals during the pandemic, providing 15,000 hot dishes to NHS staff working in Essex and Kent.
The award-winning family-run chain has restaurants in Canvey, Ockendon, Grays, Tilbury and Brentwood.
This comes as around 1.2 million people are set to arrive in Qatar to watch the World Cup.
England fans are also being offered deals in the host country as finding an affordable and decent place to stay has been challenge.
Sailing to the rescue of fans who want somewhere they can stay without breaking the bank is the MSC Poesia, a floating luxury hotel with 1,265 cabins.
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The company is offering the chance to stay on a luxury cruise ship for £160-a-night to watch the Three Lions in Qatar.
As well as somewhere to stay, the ship is also a way to dodge Qatar’s strict laws on booze which include a zero-tolerance policy for drinking or appearing drunk in public.