Amaya restaurant is the India Bar & Grill created by the owners of the renowned Chutney Mary and Veeraswamy.It focuses uniquely on the sophisticated grills of India seasoned with subtle complex marinades using time honoured Indian grilling methods. These are prepared in full view in a theatrical show kitchen (Click Flavours of our Food for more details)
Amaya is a casual and joyous restaurant where people can relax and eat with their fingers if they wish. The real Indian food is designed to be shared and is served as it is prepared. There are no conventional first courses or main courses.
Amaya achieved the rare distinction of winning the two most prestigious restaurant awards in the UK in the same year - The Tio Pepe ITV 2005 Awards for Best Restaurant as well as the Best New Restaurant. This is the first time either award has been awarded to a restaurant serving non - European food, let alone an Indian restaurant. In 2006, it also became one the very few Indian restaurants to be awarded a Star in any Michelin Red Guide.
As the Restaurant Awards Citation says "Amaya's arrival on London's restaurant scene has had in remarkably short period of time, a profound effect on the image of Indian cooking in this country... ... ... ...Amaya is elegant, sleek, marbled and beautifully finished, ... ...creating some of the world's most magnificent kebabs. Who would have thought that an Indian grill would become London's top restaurant and in only a matter of months."