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The results are in: Wanstead is home to the best Indian restaurant in London

PUBLISHED: 17:41 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:47 02 May 2018

The Grand Trunk won the fine dining award at the London Curry awards. Owner Rajesh Suri with restaurant manager Robin Khadka. Picture: Ken Mears.

The Grand Trunk won the fine dining award at the London Curry awards. Owner Rajesh Suri with restaurant manager Robin Khadka. Picture: Ken Mears.

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Redbridge has two of the best Indian restaurants in London – it’s official.

The London Curry Awards were announced on Monday and out of five finalists from the borough, two went on to win.

The overall winner for Best Restaurant of the Year is India Garden, Nightingale Lane, Wanstead.

The traditional curry house, which has a large range of vegetarian options, has been operating for two and a half years.

Owner Asad Haque was surprised to win.

“I am so happy, I wasn’t expecting it as we were up against some big restaurants,” he said.

“We try to serve traditional dishes with more choice and our staff have a focus on customer service.

“We all went out as a team to celebrate after the event and it was a really good night.”

Grand Trunk Road, High Road, South Woodford was judged the Best Fine Dining Indian Restaurant in London.

A spokesman said: “We couldn’t be happier about winning.

“We’re only halfway into our second year so this is a fantastic achievement.

“We’re excited to develop our menu and keep offering fresh, fragrant and unparalleled cuisine for our wonderful guests.”

This was the first year of the London Curry Awards and the event was set up following the decade-long success of the Scottish Curry Awards.

Run by Oceanic Consulting, an ethnic consulting and promotions organisation, finalists were treated to a four-course dinner, with entertainment and drinks at a black-tie event.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Oceanic Consulting, said: “The inaugural London Curry Awards have been a massive success and we’re already looking forward to next year.

“We’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of this year’s winners and finalists.”

Awards were not the only purpose of the evening and money was raised for the charity Well Foundation.

The organisation installs hand pumps, deep bore wells and establish health and sanitation programmes to provide safe, clean drinking water for all.


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