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: 

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

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

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

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

Halal Food 

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

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.

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. Click here to find out more about Vegetarian dishes. The Vegan choice is much more limited. 

For Amaya, the vegan dishes are: 

  • These are: Green Mango & Raw Papaya Salad; Avocado Salad; Stir Fried Tofu; Wok Tossed Spinach; Griddled Asparagus; Chura Muttar (Crispy rice and green peas); Bhojpuri Aloo (diced potato tossed with cumin);
  • Bread & Rice:Tandoori Roti; Basmati rice or Brown basmati rice.
  • Desserts: Grilled Mango, Sorbets

For Chutney Mary, please go here
For Veeraswamy, 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 range of dairy free dishes. 

For Amaya, we have a wide range of dairy 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 dairy.

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

Reservations for parties of upto 8

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

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.

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. The fine dining restaurants do not have a Delivery or Food to Go service.

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 

Mailing List, Offers, Exclusives

Sign up to our fine dining restaurant mailing list, receive a sign up offer, news on special events, and exclusives at Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy & Amaya.

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

Wheelchair access 
Amaya can be accessed easily without special assistance. There is an accessible toilet.

Children 

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 12 noon 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 
Please go here for information.

Dress code
We may refuse entry to male customers wearing shorts, track suits or open sandals.

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 - Amaya, Chutney Mary or Veeraswamy - and receive free champagne at your next meal there. 

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.

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.

Jobs

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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.