What Ipswich restaurant did Chris Evans eat at last night?
PUBLISHED: 10:17 20 December 2019 | UPDATED: 10:17 20 December 2019
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Radio DJ and former Top Gear presenter Chris Evans had dinner in Ipswich last night ahead of his visit to St Matthew's Primary School.
The 53-year-old tried out some speciality dishes at Maharani in Norwich Road - to the delight of staff at the family-run business, owned by Manik Miah.
His nephew Sumon said the radio star, who has presented shows on Radio 1, Radio 2 and now fronts Virgin Radio's breakfast show, was a "very nice man" who "spoke to everyone".
He added: "He seemed like a really nice person, he was very friendly and wanted to talk with everybody."
Manik's son Minhaz said: "He came to the Maharani as he had heard good recommendations. The whole Virgin crew came in for a meal - they really enjoyed our speciality dishes.
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"They even spoke about the restaurant on Virgin Radio, they loved Manik and I running the family business and keeping authentic.
He added: "They seemed to love the atmosphere."
Mr Evans, originally from Berkshire, stopped off at the family-run curry house ahead of his visit to an Ipswich school, where he is presenting a special breakfast show this morning.
Pupils at St Matthew's, in Portman Road, welcomed the Top Gear star after winning a national Christmas song competition called the 12 Schools of Christmas.
They sang their award-winning new hit 'I Wanna Have Christmas Everyday' - defeating 300 other entries in the process.