Cinnamon Culture Bromley, Imli Street Soho and Chilli Pickle
Brighton have each given the first 'Outstanding' attachment in this
year's Best in Britain Awards which acknowledge the top 50 Asian
restaurants in the country.
The "Best in Britain Awards" (BIBA) ran annually for 15
years to support the growth and development of ever higher standards
in the ethnic restaurant sector. As the number of such awards
proliferated and became meaningless the Mood Food Mofos were created
in 2010 and 2011 to acknowledge excellence. Hoever, due to popular
demand we have reverted to the "Best in Britain Awards
(BIBA)" giving annual recognition to those restaurants we feel
offer the highest standard of food and service in 2013.
BEST IN BRITAIN AWARDS 2013
Your guide to 50 of the best Indian/Bangladeshi/Pakistani/Sri
Lankan and Nepalese restaurants offering the highest standards in
food and service for 2013.
Cafe Spice Namaste London E1 - Continuing
brilliance from Chef/Patron Cyrus Todiwala OBE
Mint Room Bath - Smart restaurant run by Luthfur
Rahman with Head Chef Mamrej Khan
Cinnamon Club London SW1 - Very stylish meeting
place from Master Chef Vivek Singh
Bromley - Smart Michelin recommended restaurant
Bombay Brasserie London SW7 - Still setting the
standard for others under Chef Prahlad Hegde
Calcutta Brasserie Stony Stratford - Top food and
service in a 17th Century Chapel
Tamarind London W1 - Fantastic Michelin starred
cuisine from Chef Alfred Prasad
Chez Mumtaj St Albans - Fine Dining and great decor
from top chef Chad Rahman
La Porte des Indes London W1 - Fantastic decor,
fantastic food from Chef Mehernosh Mody
Brilliant Southall - The Anand family's perennial
favourite with great Punjabi cuisine
Quilon London SW1 - South Indian Michelin starred
cuisine from Chef A.V. Sriram
The Cumin Nottingham - Exciting restaurant run by
yet another branch of the Anand family
Benares London W1 - The flagship Michelin
restaurant for Atul Kochhar
Britannia Spice Edinburgh - Multi award winning
restaurant owned Dr Wali Tasar Uddin
Dockmasters London E14 - Smart restaurant and top
cuisine from Chef Navin Bhatia
Maliks Cookham - Multi award winner. Supposedly
Heston Blumenthal's favourite Indian
Babur London SE23 - One of the best Indian
restaurants outside the centre of London.
Mem-Saab Northampton - Very smart award winning
restaurant with branches in Bedford and Leamington
Cinnamon Kitchen London EC2 - Award winning sister
to Cinnamon Club under Head Chef Abdul Yaseen
Indian Ocean Ashton under Lyne - Nahim Aslam's
popular, super active, award-winning restaurant
Chutney Mary London W10 - Classic restaurant from
Namita and Camillia Panjabi's Masala World group
Le Raj Epsom - Excellence from the team of Enam Ali
MBE, the man who runs British Curry Awards
Rasoi Vineet Bhatia London SW1 - Wonderful Michelin
standard cuisne from Vineet Bhatia and wife Rashima
Pushkar Birmingham - Elegant restaurant and
wonderful food from Head Chef Bishal Rasaily
Trishna London W1 - The most recent Michelin
starred Indian restaurant - sister of Trishna Mumbai.
Vinyasa Edinburgh - New to our list but has proved
to be very popular in its short existence offering high standards.
Chakra London W11 - Chef Andy Varma leades a top
team to provide great food and service.
Bengal Dynasty Shotton - Long established but as
smart and popular as ever with East Indian & Bangladeshi cuisine.
Indali Lounge London W1 - A top 'healthy eating
restaurant' near Baker Street from Dr Kartar Lalvani. Celebrity favourite.
Anoki Nottingham - Smart Michelin recommended
restaurant in the heart of the city.
Zaika London W8 - Now a member of the Tamarind
Collection offering top class food in elegant surroundings.
Mem-Saab Leicester - Very stylish with attractive
decor and excellent food. Even has its own chef's table.
Amaya London SW1 - Multi award-winning, Michelin
starred restaurant from the Masala World Group.
Qumins Oxford - Ali Azam's new, popular restaurant
has already built a following based on good food and service.
London W1 - First established in 2006 as Imli, now offering inspired
Indian Street food.
Spice Lodge Cheltenham - Smart restaurant offering
Indian & Thai cuisine from Mohammed H.Rahman and his team
Lasan Birmingham - Top cuisine from multi award
winning chef Aktar Islam
India Dining Warlingham - Asad Khan's very classy
restaurant on The Green
Jaipur Milton Keynes - Fantastic purpose built
Indian and Thai restaurant
Brighton -Eexciting award-winning restaurant run by Alun & Dawn
Sperring - great cuisine.
Mango Lounge Windsor - Top class food from award
winning Chef Ashwani Kumar
Moksh Cardiff - Great cuisine and service from Chef
Stephen Gomes and his team
Itihaas Birmingham - Raj Rana's stylish award winner
Mumtaz Bradford - Amazing restaurant that is an
institution in the industry
The Ambrette Margate - Exciting food from ambitious
chef Dev Biswal
Mithas Edinburgh - 'Indian cuisine redefined' -
Michelin recommended and voted Best Indian Restaurant in Scotland 2013.
Curry Lounge Nottingham - Indian & Punjabi food
from Chef/Patron Raz featured on Gordon Ramsay show. Multi award winner.
Kiplings Bradford/Leeds/Sowerby Bridge - Created by
charismatic Raf in Greengates 17 years ao with a special
community/friendly atmosphere and good food.
Prashad Bradford - Bobby Patel & his team's
vegetarian cuisine championed by Gordon Ramsay. Now in larger
premises at Drighlington.
Chak89 Mitcham - Great food, enthusiastic
management, weddings, banqueting hall - it's all here - supported by
a host of celebrities.
Cinnamon Culture :
Destination restaurants are few and far between and need to be
treasured when they are discovered. Since this Michelin recommended
restaurant opened on the site of an old Victorian pub, it has gone
from strength to strength under the guidance of owner Manpreet
Dhingra and Head Chef Suresh Pillai. The decor is relaxed and stylish
and the food is at the cutting edge and at amazingly reasonable
prices. The food continues to be a visual and taste delight,
exploring Indian cuisine to the full deserving of 'outstanding' recognition.
Chilli Pickle : Since
being started by Alun and Dawn Sperring, Chill Pickle has moved
premises, grown a strong following and won award after award,
including a Bib Gourmand from Michelin and two AA Rosettes.This is
contemporary Indian cuisine of the highest standards with an ever
evolving menu that is exciting and innovative.
Imli Street : Transformed
from Imli to Imli Street offering trendy Indian Street style food.
Part of the Tamarind Collection it offer dishes such as Naan Pie and
slow-cooked railway curry catering for the trend towards
street-style. Exciting concoctions are offered at the bar attacting
the trendy Soho crowd. Very different from its previous incarnation
but exciting and innovative.