Tavan Restaurant, located inside the Pearl Hotel on Lincoln Road, is owned by Burgas Sea Ltd, in the crosshairs of Peterborough City Council and the Home Office. At the hearing, his license was suspended for two weeks, according to reports Peterborough Telegraph. Similarly, a restaurant that employed Ahmed, an Egyptian who is not allowed to work in the UK, has been fined £10,000. The restaurant has 21 days to appeal the licensing board’s decision.
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The Home Office said it visited the restaurant twice last year. For the first time, he says, he found an Egyptian national in the kitchen, but he was not working. The second time he saw her cooking in the kitchen. The employee received £40 for the work.
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During the investigation, the restaurant admitted the facts. During a second visit to the Home Office restaurant in November, barrister Andy Cave said his client admitted working in the kitchen without formal checks and that it was the “biggest mistake” of his business career.
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