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.

alt text

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.

Unlike it's contemporaries, this modern Indian restaurant delivers a dining experience where the emphasis is on different sized dishes designed for sharing; delivered as and when they are prepared from the tawa, tandoor and sigri grills. Its name loosely translates as ‘without boundaries’ and this is also reflected in the moodily lit open-plan layout and the theatre of the open kitchen which runs down one side. Staff are friendly, the atmosphere is lively and the vibrant, original cooking remains in the memory long after you've departed.

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.

alt text

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.

alt text

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.

Read more Google Reviews

"Simply, one of the top 5 Indian restaurants in the world."

"The best Indian restaurant in London, without exaggeration, in Europe. Very unique and delicious ingredients that make the best dishes ever. It was an excellent and amazing experience."

"Honestly, this is the best Indian restaurant in the country." 

"What more to say, other than you take so much pride in your quality and hospitality and have never failed to deliver on both. Keep it going."

"Wow what an incredible meal from start to finish! Went there for our anniversary dinner, the ambience was amazing, the service impeccable!! Five stars!"

"Fantastic! Celebrated our 25th Anniversary and everything was perfect! Staff, food and service!"