Two decades of trail-blazing sophisticated grilled Indian Cuisine in London
Having opened in 2004, Amaya is the ancestor of many of London’s and the world’s most recognised Indian restaurants, in both food and design. The open kitchen, cuisine dedicated to showcasing the diversity of grilling techniques in India, and commitment to using seasonal British produce was groundbreaking in 2004 and remains fundamental to this day.
The philosophy saw Amaya win the Best Restaurant and the Best New Restaurant award in London at the Tio Pepe ITV London Restaurant Awards.
Amaya received a Michelin Star in 2006 and has held it since then.
Its theatrical open kitchen was one of the earliest of its kind in the city, especially in an Indian restaurant, and it has become the dominant aesthetic in modern restaurants today.
So too did the focus on grilling, with the dedicated tawa, sigri, and tandoors in one kitchen has set a trend of many modern Indian restaurants around the globe.
Even the presentation of each dish, in small, artfully plated “morsels,” has proven foundational to contemporary Indian dining today.
Amaya remains as one of the most important Indian restaurants in the world. There is often no better place to visit than the original.