It has played host to Hollywood stars like Mila Kunis to political bigwigs, and is UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s fave place to dine at. And now, the Chutney Mary has another feather to add its name – it has has bagged the title of London’s Best Restaurant at the recent AA Hospitality Awards. The 33-year-old fine-dine Indian eatery that was opened in 1990 by sisters Camellia and Namita Panjabi and Namita’s husband Ranjit Mathrani, went on to become one of London’s scene-stealing diners, soon after it was established.
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It was originally started in Chelsea, London. In 2015, then moved moved to a new address – St. James’ Street near London’s Ritz Hotel, where it currently serves Indian fare with a savoir faire!
‘Sustained commitment, teamwork and skills’
The elated team took to Instagram to post about their success as they said: “It is unparalleled that a restaurant of Chutney Mary’s vintage has received this award. It is recognition of our constant desire to remain at the top of the restaurant scene, embrace new trends and sustain quality.” Another post also paid tribute to the Chutney Mary team as it read: “Many thanks to the Chutney Mary team for the sustained commitment, teamwork and skills in securing the AA Best Restaurant of the Year Award. The top/ skilled Chutney Mary team between them have been with us for over 100 years!”
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