Frequently Asked questions - FAQ'S

To help save you time, please read our comprehensive list of FAQs where we have attempted to answer many of the types of enquiries we receive.

Menus: a la carte; set; lunch, pre-theatre

A la carte menus 
We regret we are unable to provide menus which change on a regular basis.
The websites of all our restaurants contain such information on the food and the price range as we are able to provide: 

  • Chutney Mary: A 3 course meal with wine and service will cost about £70 per head.
  • Veeraswamy: A 3 course meal with wine and service will cost about £65 per head. Please go here for more information.
  • Amaya: The equivalent of a 3 course meal with wine and service will cost about £70 per head. Please go here for more information.

Set, Lunch, Pre-theatre Menus 
All our restaurants have set menus for lunch.
In addition Veeraswamy and the Masala Zone restaurants have pre and post theatre menus.
The individual websites contain the relevant information.

  • For Masala Zone, please go here
  • For Chutney Mary, please go here
  • For Veeraswamy, please go here
  • For Amaya, please go here

Dietary Preferences: Halal; Vegetarian, Vegan, Garlic Free; Onion-Free; Jain; Nutritional Information

Halal Food

At Chutney Mary, a good selection of lamb dishes are halal. All chicken dishes are halal. In addition, we have a large selection of seafood dishes.

At Veeraswamy, all the chicken and lamb used are halal. In addition to having a wide variety of fish and vegetarian dishes.

At Amaya, a good selection of chicken and lamb used are halal, in addition to having a wide variety of fish and vegetarian dishes.

Our staff at all restaurants will be pleased to advise you as to which dishes are halal.

Vegetarian; Vegan Dishes 
Our current menus have many dishes suitable for vegetarians. The Vegan choice is much more limited. 

For Chutney Mary, the vegan dishes are:

  • Starters: Beetroot Tikki, Veg Samosa
  • Sides: Bhindi Nayantara, Puneri Aloo
  • Rice and Bread: Multigrain Roti, Steamed Basmati Rice
  • Desserts: Choice of Sorbets.

For further information please go to the individual restaurant websites. 

  • For Chutney Mary, please go here 
  • For Veeraswamy, please go here
  • For Amaya, please go here 

Garlic free; Onion Free Dishes and Jain dishes 
Our normal menu does not include garlic-free & onion-free Indian dishes. These can only be made by special request in respect of significant orders. 

However unspiced grills or roasts can be made for individual orders placed in advance.
To make special request, please click here

Nutritional Information
We regret but it is not practical to provide nutritional information on our dishes.

Allergens: Nut-free; Gluten-Free; Lactose Intolerant

Dishes with nuts 
We regret that we cannot advise customers with nut allergy / intolerances to eat our food at our restaurants. 
This is because all our dishes can contain traces of nut. We are therefore unable to advise that any dish is nut-free.
We cook extensively with nuts. There could be accidental cross-contamination from cooking oils, utensils or nut particles since we do not operate in a surgical environment.

Therefore customers with nut allergies / intolerances eating in our restaurants do so entirely at their own risk.

Gluten Free Dishes
All our restaurants have a wide range of Gluten free dishes. These dishes are not identified separately on the menu, However please inform your server of your requirement and they will be happy to assist you to make your choice and avoid you from ordering any dishes that may contain gluten.

Lactose intolerant dishes
All our restaurants have a limited range of dairy free dishes. For further information please go to the individual restaurant websites 

  • For Chutney Mary, please go here
  • For Veeraswamy, please go here 
  • For Amaya, please go here

Reservations for parties of upto 8

Make a reservation to eat at Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy or Amaya.
Maka a reservation to eat at Masala Zone. 

Larger bookings – Parties of 9 & above, Groups, Private hire, meetings

Ask us here for information on private parties and events in Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy or Amaya.
Ask us here for information on private parties and event in Masala Zone restaurants. 

Specialised Services: Catering; Gift Vouchers; Delivery service; Cook book; Veeraswamy curry pastes; Cookery courses

Catering, Outside Events
Please go to the Catering page

Gift vouchers 
Please go to the Gift Vouchers page

Food Delivery; Food to Go  
Masala Zone has a professional online food delivery service and Food to Go. For further information click here

Cookbook 
The cook book we have is written by Camellia Panjabi - one of our promoter Directors. It is entitled 50 Great Curries of India.

It has sold over 1.25 million copies and is the single bestselling book on Indian food in the world today. It provides illuminating explanations of the philosophy behind the food, descriptions of exotic spices & the intricacies of cooking a curry.

It is available from Amazon

Veeraswamy curry sauce and paste 
The Veeraswamy curry sauces and pastes which are currently being produced, under licence, are: 

  • Veeraswamy Curry Paste Medium Moglai
  • Veeraswamy Hot Madras Curry Paste
  • Veeraswamy Gujarat Masala

They are available online from Waitrose

Mailing List, Offers, Exclusives

  • Sign up to our fine dining restaurant mailing list, and we will keep you posted about events and special offers at Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy & Amaya.
  • Sign up to Masala Zone member zone be part of the buzzy masala zone set, receive a sign up offer and have exclusive access to the special offers and more. 

Restaurant Information eg Accessibility Facilities; Children; Location; Opening times; Last Orders, Dress Code

Wheelchair access
Masala Zone: All Masala Zone restaurants have wheelchair access, and all have accessible toilets with the exception of Masala Zone Soho.   

In respect of our fine dining restaurants:

  • Chutney Mary Chutney Mary can be accessed by a side door. The staff will be pleased to assist - with prior notice. There is a disabled toilet.
  • Veeraswamy can be accessed by the main lift, with one step to traverse. Again the staff will be pleased to assist with prior notice. There is an accessible toilet
  • Amaya can be accessed easily without special assistance. There is an accessible toilet.

For further information, please visit the individual restaurant websites. 

Children

Children are welcome at all times at Masala Zone restaurants. High chairs, nappy changing facilities, and buggy access are all available. In addition there are painting books, crayons & kids menus. 

In relation to the fine dining restaurants, there inevitably are greater restrictions, out of consideration to the other guests. High chairs are not available. The following is the policy:

Amaya & Veeraswamy:
Lunch:
Monday to Friday: Children under the age of 10 are not allowed to eat in the restaurants.
Saturday & Sunday: Children of all ages allowed but no prams or pushchairs allowed.
Dinner: Children between the age of 4 to 10 welcome to eat in the main restaurant only for early reservations at 5.30pm, 6.00pm & 6.30pm and must vacate by 8pm.
In case the children are noisy, in the interests of fellow diners, we will have to request the family to leave at the earliest.

Chutney Mary (Main Restaurant):
Lunch:
Monday to Friday: Children under the age of 10 are not allowed to eat in the restaurants.
Saturday: Children of all ages allowed but no prams or pushchairs allowed.
Dinner: Children between the age of 4 to 10 welcome to eat in the main restaurant for reservations at 6pm & 6.30pm only and must vacate by 8pm.
The Pukka Bar (adjacent to the main restaurant) welcomes children of all ages and at all times from 11am onwards.
In case the children are noisy, in the interests of fellow diners, we will have to request the family to leave at the earliest.

Location, Directions, Opening times, Last orders and Dress code
The individual websites contain the relevant information. 

For Masala Zone restaurants, please go here 
For Chutney Mary, please go here
For Veeraswamy, please go here
For Amaya, please go here

Dress code
We may refuse entry to male customers wearing shorts, track suits or open sandals at the fine dining restaurants.

There are no dress restrictions at Masala Zone restaurants. 

Query after restaurant visit: Restaurant Visit feedback; Copy of Bill; Recipe

Restaurant visit feedback
Give feedback on your recent visit to our fine dining restaurants - Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy or Amaya - and receive free champagne at your next meal there. 

Give feedback on your recent visit to one of our Masala Zone restaurants, and receive 15% off your next meal plus be entered in our great monthly prize draw for a £60 restaurant voucher.

Copy of bill request
Under the Data Protection regulations, we are unable to provide such information without verification of the identity of the person requesting matching the card information. Therefore customers will need to provide: 

  • A scanned copy of a signed request from the cardholder under corporate headed paper.
  • The name of the restaurant, the time of the reservation, the name in which the reservation was made, and the number of persons in the party. 

Food or Cocktail Recipe Request
We regret we are unable to part with recipes which are the lifeblood of our success. However, please see above for our cook book.

Charity requests

We are inundated with requests of one type or another to support charities – which are equivalent to our making charitable donations. 

It is impractical and uneconomic for us to so do on an extensive basis. We already support a number of charities with whom we have a long term relationship. We do not participate in industry-wide collective events.

We are happy to support charities relating to schools close to where our restaurants are located. If you fall in this category please contact us.

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Photography at our restaurants

Photography and video is strictly prohibited within our fine dining restaurants to avoid any inconvenience and an invasion of privacy for our guests.

These restrictions do not apply to Masala Zone restaurants.