Despite the recent flooding in Ballater, India on the Green owner Chef Raj, has vowed to have his restaurant back up and running within months, not only that but he plans on improving it too. India on the Green, was the first Indian restaurant nominated for the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards, and Chef Raj was also nominated in the Chef of the Year category in the UK-wide Asian Curry Awards.
During the flooding he found his restaurant under 3ft of water. However despite having spent two years building his business up, he is aware it could be worse. He told his local newspaper, The Deeside Piper “A few hundred houses were taken in Ballater, but in Bangladesh whole villages can disappear in a single night.” He continued, “Ultimately, this needs perspective. It’s just my business that’s been affected. My heart and thoughts go out to all the people who have lost their homes.”