Stardust is an American diner experience with lungs! Since 1987, no matter what time of day, be prepared for a queue. It can take about 30 mins before you are seated but it is worth the wait.
It is not the most clean or modern of diners, and the customer service in terms of orders is not great, but it is a dining experience like no other.All the waiters are aspiring broadway stars, all of them with amazing singing voices and performance skills. They jump from serving you pancakes to singing a classic from Hamilton. The performance including the duets are as good as any broadway performance and therefore there is no surprise many of them go on to star on the big stage.
The food is good, we had pancakes and Mexican omelettes, but don’t expect your coffee refills to come quick and if there is something missing in your order you may need to wait for four amazing songs before it gets sorted.
Stardust is worth the queuing and poor service, you will not regret the performance and the experience of this unique diner.
Harris is board member for the Prince's Trust Mosaic initiative. He was appointed as Mosaic’s first honorary patron and was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award for Philanthropy Advocate 2013 for raising £1m within 12 months for various charities working in deprived communities in the UK, becoming the youngest and first Muslim to receive this honour. He now serves as a judge for the awards.
Harris is the co-founder of the Naz Legacy Foundation, which aims to enhance educational excellence and positive integration. It was established in memory of his late father, Naz Bokhari OBE, the first Asian/Muslim head teacher in the UK. The Foundation was honoured to be awarded the Big Society Award 2014 by the Prime Minister. Harris is also an ambassador for the British Asian Trust.
Harris’s interfaith work has included organising the first ever engagement event between national community, women and youth leaders from the Jewish and Muslim communities meeting with the new Chief Rabbi in Finchley Kinloss Synagogue. Harris was one of the first Muslims to be invited to the Chief Rabbi’s installation ceremony and was selected to be an Ariane De Rothschild fellow, in partnership with Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and King’s College. Harris also organised the first youth interfaith iftar at Lambeth Palace, which brought together the Archbishop of Canterbury, Chief Rabbi, Mayor of London and over 100 youth leaders from each of London’s boroughs – representing all faiths and none.
Harris was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List for services for young people and interfaith relations; named as one of 40 people in finance who goes further for good causes by Financial News Extra Mile List; and named as one of London’s most influential figures by the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 list.
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