Real Indian Food awards

Receiving Amaya's awards at the London Restaurant Awards


The group has received many prestigious awards over the years and is extremely grateful to their dedicated staff and regular patrons.


As a group we have won numerous awards over the years, including:

  • Restaurateur of the Year Award from the prestigious Tatler Restaurant Awards
  • Holder of Investors in People Award since 2002
  • Restaurant Group of the Year – BIBA (Best in Britain Awards)


Individually, the restaurants have received several acclaimed awards:


  • Chutney Mary has twice received the Best Indian restaurant in the UK from The Good Curry Guide.
  • One of London's Top 20 Restaurants - Evening Standard Eros Award from Fay Maschler - the leading restaurant critic. Twice received the award.
  • Best Indian Restaurant in London - ITV Tio Pepe Award
  • Best Indian Restaurant in Britain – BIBA (Best in Britain Awards)
  • Best Modern Indian Restaurant - Square Meal Guide (For two successive years)
  • One of the most Romantic restaurants - London Zagat Guide
  • One of the Best Looking Dining rooms in London – Tatler Guide


  • It has just been recognised by the prestigious Michelin guide awarding Veeraswamy a star in its 2017 guide.
  • Best Indian Restaurant Award - Time Out, the leading London lifestyle magazine.
  • The Square Meal Guide has rated it as amongst the 20 best restaurants in London.
  • One of the 10 Best Destination & Special Restaurants in the World - National Geographic, in the 'National Geographic's 10 of the Best of Everything'. (No other UK restaurant features in the top 10) 

Invited by Buckingham Palace to provide the food for a Diwali Reception of the Queen – one of the first occasions on which an outside caterer has provided food in the Palace.


  • Restaurant of the Year Award & New Restaurant of the Year Award - Tio Pepe ITV London Restaurant Awards (First occasion on which either of these awards has been awarded to a non-European restaurant)
  • Michelin Star since 2006
  • Top Newcomer Award - Zagat London Guide
  • Top Newcomer Award – Square Meal Guide
  • One of London's Top restaurants for Food - Zagat Guide
  • One of Top Private rooms in London – Zagat Guide


  • One of the Top 6 Best Value Restaurants in London - Charles Campion's Restaurant Guide
  • Top London Restaurant Brand - BBC Olive Magazine
  • One of the Top 5 Cheap eats in London - Time Out Guide
  • The Best Value Indian Restaurant in London - Square Meal Guide
  • One of the Best Buys in London - Zagat London Guide


Our directors have received many prestigious awards and honours including:

Ranjit Mathrani:

  • High Sheriff of Greater London.
  • Community Award - Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards

Namita Panjabi:

  • MBE
  • Restaurant Personality of the Year Award - the Real Curry Guide
  • Ranked as amongst the top 10 most highly thought of Indians in Britain - Channel 4 Television Poll
  • Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards

Camellia Panjabi:

  • MBE
  • Restaurateur of the Year Award - International Food & Beverage Panel Hall of Fame. (The first occasion a non-European restaurateur has been awarded this honour)