Posto means“poppy seeds” in Bengali – which evokes many emotions amongst people who love Bengali food. Similarly Posto for me is full of emotions. It is about celebrating regional Indian food. It is my first restaurant. It has been my home for last 18 months. It is here we bring the authentic flavours from different regions of India to the Londoners.
Since Posto’s inception, we have been overwhelmed by your response and support! It has been an incredible journey..
At Posto our ethos is about bonding over food with loved ones. It is an experience that transports you to a world of discovering new flavours and meeting long lost friends… a place for the community to feel at home.
We are as proud of our Kolkata Mutton Biriyani, the kathi rolls and equally of the Delhi Butter Chicken. Posto is the only specialty Indian Bengali restaurant in London. We have enjoyed welcoming guests from all corners of UK but also from across the world - Paris, Germany, Italy, South Africa, US and Dubai.London Eater chose us to be one of the Top 15 London Restaurants early this year.
The Covid-19 Pandemic has put a spanner in our wheels. We had to close down for the time being. We have been able to furlough our staff. Thanks to the government scheme. We do have regular fixed costs to pay – rent, utilities beyond the pay of our staff. While we are looking at every option to reduce fixed costs, the reality is we still have to incur these costs – even though we have no earnings.
We look forward to reopening once the restrictions are lifted. We want to be the place where you will come for a conversation over curry, to meet friends after the lockdown drink piping hot tea with crunchy veg chops. We now more than ever, need your support to tide over the crisis. Once we reopen, given the current scenario and required safety procedures, we will be facing reduced revenue like all restaurants while costs will increase.
Please buy Posto Vouchers NOW to enjoy Posto food once we are back open. There are 7 types of Vouchers that you can choose from, like having a small family meal or weekly home-food or even your first home party with friends to celebrate. We have created bespoke deals keeping all of you in mind. We know many of you are waiting eagerly for “Bonding over Posto food” with friends and family once the lockdown ends. So Please contribute and pre-pay for the same.
This Pay-it-forward scheme is back by the Mayor of London. These vouchers will be valid for 6 months – 1 year. As a lot of you live far, no hurry you will get plenty time to redeem these.
These funds will help us pay bills, support our suppliers and staff and mitigate the revenue gap. A part of the funds will also be used to work with local community based organisations to support them recover from Covid crisis. During lockdown we have volunteered to cook meals for NHS Staff and key workers. We have also volunteered and raised £1000 plus by donating our skills for Amphan Bengal cyclone relief. We want to continue working with the community esp elderly, vulnerable people and young students.
Please contribute and share with friends across the globe, as this is an international platform, so that we can welcome you back soon. I want to Thank You from the bottom of my heart for all your support. We shall win it all together!