A COUPLE were missing their favourite curry house food so much they had it delivered nearly 500 miles to their new home.

Whitney and Adam Gardner, from Crawley, moved to Brittany eight months ago but complained that they could not find a decent takeaway in France.

So they convinced their mothers to pick up orders of chicken dansak, pilau rice and Peshwari naan from Tarana Restaurant in Turners Hill before making the six-hour journey through the Channel Tunnel.

Mrs Gardner, 27, talking to a national newspaper, said: “It's a beautiful way of life over here, very relaxed and calm, but you just can’t get the same food.

“There are kebab places but it’s not the same thing. I don’t think they [the French] have the taste for it.

“We used to live in Pound Hill in Crawley and had our UK leaving party, and joint hen and stag dos in Tarana restaurant. We absolutely love the food.”

The couple’s strange demands are nothing new for Shah Jahan, who has been the manager of the restaurant in Turners Hill since it opened nearly six years ago.

He has a customer who took a curry to their sister in Poitiers, France, and even one who sent someone to pick up an order to take to Greece by private jet.A businessman in Dubai has offered Shah plane tickets to take their in- demand food abroad. But

Mr Jahan said he does not deliver to his Turners Hill residents, so he would not be making an exception for the Dubai curry-lover.