The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Top Ayrshire chef Mafiz Ali plans Halloween party for local primary schoolchildren at Ayr Spice Minishant Restaurant

Leading Ayrshire chef Mafiz Ali is busy putting the final touches to plans for a special Halloween party for local primary schoolchildren and their parents at Ayr Spice Minishant Restaurant later this year.

The event will take place on Monday 4 November.

Children and adults will all have a delicious meal together in the restaurant, and afterwards there will be a party for the children in the function room upstairs featuring more food, fun, games and a magic show.

Mafiz Ali commented: “We’re all looking forward to what should be a really fun event, as we feel that it is important that a good restaurant should actively participate in the social life of the community, and not just be only a place to eat.”

A set of photographs taken at last year’s successful sell-out event can be viewed on Flickr – CLICK HERE

For further information contact Jack McChesney, General Manager, telephone 01292 281061, mobile 07926 939566.


A little over half way between the ferry terminal at Cairnryan and the city of Glasgow lies the attractive village of Minishant, which plays host to a very special Indian restaurant. It is situated in the former Minishant Memorial Church, which has been very tastefully and extensively renovated for the purpose, and has a unique ambience created by its architectural excellence: A beautiful, stained-glass window lights up the entire upper level, which is divided in two with a partial mezzanine-floor above for groups of up to about forty people. There is also a cosy downstairs room making a total of three separate indoor venues.

Blessed with very adequate parking, it also boasts a tree-house for the children on the edge of a pine forest at the back of the car-park and well away from the road to ensure safety. On the other side is a large, wooden deck on which there are barbecues in summer, combining the three indoor venues with an outdoor one which has a very pleasant view over the surrounding countryside.

The co-proprietor here is Mafiz Ali, who trained in some of the country’s best Indian restaurants and climbed the ladder to fame in London by winning several prestigious awards: (1996 “Indian Restaurant of the Year” won by the Essex restaurant in which was chef at the time – 1997 “Indian Chef of the Year” awarded at the House of Commons, and soon followed by a special award for cleanliness and hygiene, and then “Golden Child of Sylhet” awarded by his local community in Bangladesh in recognition of his international success).

Mafiz Ali
Ayr Spice Indian Restaurant
The Old Minishant Memorial Church
22 Ayr Road
KA19 8EX

Tel: 01292 441 413

Ayr Spice Minishant Restaurant is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

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