A restaurant in London named ‘Khyber Pass’ is making waves across the UK
due to its ‘special menu’ that is clearly inspired by Pakistani
politics. The food items from the restaurant’s menu attract customers
from all over London, especially from Essex, where a large number of
Not only is the restaurant a good place to dine out, but it also serves
as a good conversation starter on important political scenarios back
home. This surely makes it the perfect hanging out spot for Pakistani
The restaurant’s menu has been dubbed as “Captain’s Corruption-free
Political Menu”, created by the manager of the place himself, Mr. Azhar
Hussain. He’s also known as Captain Azhar to his customers.
To give you an idea, here are some of the dishes
that are served at Captain Azhar’s restaurant:
• U-Turn (BBQ Lamb Ribs)
• Jarnailly Traditional Whole Lamb
• Tweet Sweet Rice (complimentary)
• Dollar Baby (Lamb Leg Roast)
• Panama Chicken Legs
• Shaikh Talli Seekh Kebab
• Go Nawaz Go Malai Boti
• Dharna Chicken Platter Small
• Mottu Gang Chicken Platter Large
Main Idea behind the Concept
According to the owner, most of his customers are Pakistanis who want to
eat Desi food that reminded them of taste back home.
Unsurprisingly, most of these customers often indulge in heated
discussions on Pakistani politics. And they keep coming back for more.
The owner of the restaurant, Captain Azhar did do his homework before
going with a politically-charged naming convention for his menu. He
surveyed his customers to see if it would be a good idea. The feedback
he received was mostly positive.
The most popular dishes, Captain Azhar mentioned are Go Nawaz Go, U-turn
and Shaikh Talli.
Dishes to Come
According to the owner,
“The idea is to encourage political debate which is essential for a
strong democratic system in Pakistan. We encourage political
It’s also important because we live abroad but our hearts and souls beat
with Pakistan. Overseas communities take keen interest in affairs of
Pakistan and they discuss Pakistan at the dinner table more than at any
other place and enjoy their food.”
To dedicate a dish to Pakistan’s victory over India in the Champions
Trophy final, a new dish named Fakhar-e-Pakistan will be available as a
tribute to Fakhar Zaman. In fact, the heroic batsman also visited the
restaurant before Pakistan’s match against India.
Here is the memorable picture clicked: