Corrie actress, Catherine Tyldsley, launches new menu at Ilford restaurant

Catherine Tyldesley and Upen Patel launch Roosters in Ilford.

Catherine Tyldesley and Upen Patel launch Roosters in Ilford. - Credit: Archant

A Coronation Street actress spent the afternoon in Ilford on Friday to launch a new menu at a fast food restaurant alongside British actor, Upen Patel.

Catherine Tyldesley, who plays Eva Price in the ITV soap, took a break from her busy schedule to visit Roosters Piri Piri, in Cranbrook Road, where she revealed she had a soft spot for takeaways.

She said: “I lost a lot of weight in the last few years so I don’t eat much fast food. Roosters menu gives plenty of options to eat healthily. People assume chains like Roosters offer purely junk food but that is often not the case.”

The new menu was inspired by Bollywood actor and model Mr Patel, who has starred in a string of hit films including Shakalaka Boom.

Director, Khaled Mirza, added: “We were delighted to have the support of Catherine and Upen. The company has expanded greatly over the last few years, and our Ilford launch is one of many exciting openings scheduled for 2013, creating hundreds of jobs every year.

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“We are inspired by street food found all over the world, cooked quickly with fresh ingredients, and served hot.”

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