An Indian restaurant is hosting a charity event to help raise money against the bushfires in Australia.

Manjal on Langston Road, Loughton will be offering a three-course set menu, in partnership with Cobra Beer, for £15 per person from which £10 will be donated to the Australian Red Cross.

Diners are however invited to give as much as they wish, with all additional money being donated directly to the charity.

The meal will consist of a selection of classic Indian appetisers, including a Chettinad curry, or paneer Jalfrezi, with spinach dal, mixed pulao, specialty breads and a complimentary drink.

Alirajah Subaskaran, founder and chairman of Lyca Group and owner of Manjal, said of the event, said: “The truly devasting impact of these fires is deeply saddening.

“Having seen the inspirational work of the Australian Red Cross and emergency services, we felt an obligation to support their efforts and the Australian people.

“In such difficult times, events like this are a way to unite people to help make a difference.”

Manjal was also the winner of the “Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the year 2019” at the first ever London Asian Food Awards.

The charity menu will be available on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18, from 11am to 11pm.

To book a table at the Manjal, click here or call 020 7132 2777.