Where to celebrate National Curry Week 2018 in London

Curry! The UK’s “national dish”, with millions eaten every year by millions of curry-crazed Brits.

This week, FtL joins Indian restaurant Chai Naasto to celebrate National Curry Week 2018, which runs from today until the 28th of October.

With over 9,000 Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi restaurants across the country, there’s no shortage of Halal and Halal-friendly curry houses. According to the National Curry Week website, some 23 million people consumed curry in 2013.

So here’s five London restaurants we’ve personally enjoyed a curry (or two) at definitely worth considering this week, starting with the impressive Chai Naasto:


If there’s one place you should visit this week, it has to be Chai Naasto, a brand that brings the authentic street food flavours of India to the streets of west London’s Hammersmith and Harrow, and Kent’s Beckenham.

The concept behind their menu is wonderfully conceived, with diners asked to pick 2-3 plates from the “chaat street” or “kebab gully” sections, a couple of “punjab” or “nanima’s curries”, and a few extras, to really experience the restaurant’s promise of delivering a “gastronomic adventure throughout India”.

Their curries are deliciously tasty too, with precise use of spices that are expertly balanced. More importantly, the prices here are affordable which, coupled with the variety and innovation of the dishes available, makes this one of the most exciting restaurants for a curry in the capital.

Don’t think; go and enjoy a curry or three at Chai Naasto!

Chai Naasto
103 Hammersmith Grove, London, W6 0NQ.

T: +44 (0)20 8741 1088 | W: www.chai-naasto.co.uk | E: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Mon CLOSED | Tue-Fri 17:00-23:00 | Sat-Sun 12:00-15:00 & 17:00-23:00

chicken Grand Trunk Road GT GTR Inidan Restaurant South Woodford London Halal Curry

Delhi Ka Chilli Pudina Murgh – Chicken thighs, fresh spinach, coriander & green chillies sauce, £14.95

Grand Trunk Road in South Woodford, Redbridge, is a higher end eatery which won FtLion’s Best Restaurant Award last year. With the same people behind it as those who helped Tamarind become one of the first Indian restaurants in the world to win a Michelin star, which it still holds to this day, this place is worth checking out.

Grand Trunk Road
219 High Road, South Woodford,
London E18 2PB.

T: +44 (0)20 8505 1965 | W: www.gtrrestaurant.co.uk

Opening Hours: Tue-Sat (Lunch) 12:00-14:30, (Dinner) 17:30-22:30 | Sun (Lunch) 12:00-15:30, (Dinner) 17:30-20:30

Fish Thali Ho Surberton Halal Indian Restaurant London Curry Awards

Goan Curry Fish – Fillet of fish marinated over night, spiced tomato & onion sauce (GF), £9.95

Thali Ho in Surbiton is one for the thali-aficionados. Having triumphed at the Asian Curry Awards’ “Best Casual Dining Restaurant, London Suburbs” last year, you can use our exclusive 15% discount this curry week by reading their review here.

Thali Ho
31-33 Brighton Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 5LR.

T: +44 (0)20 8399 0094/ 4434 | W: www.thali-ho.co.uk | E: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Mon-Thur 12:00-15:00 & 17:30-22:30 | Fri-Sat 12:00-15:00 & 17:30-23:00 | Sun 12:00-15:00 & 17:30-22:00

Coconut Shrimp Seafood Matsya Contemporary Fine Dining Mayfair Indian London Halal

Daab Chingri in Coconut Shell – Shrimps cooked in Coconut shell with fresh coconut milk, flavoured with green chillies and Kasundhi mustard, £39.99

Matsya is a contemporary fine dining Indian restaurant in the glitsy district of Mayfair, which only this month won the ‘Best Restaurant in London’ at the Curry Life Awards.

The above Daab Chingri really was a fantastic dish that was presented in the most beautiful way.

54-55 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8PG.

T: +44 (0)20 7499 8953 | W: www.matsyadining.com | E: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Sun CLOSED | Mon-Sat (Lunch) 12:00-14:30, (Dinner) 17:30-22:30

Chapati Club Indian Halal restaurant Acton chicken curry

Butter Chicken (nuts, gluten-free) – north indian as it gets, chicken in a buttery gravy, £8.50

Chapati Club is our final suggestion which, given its simple setup and decor, punches above its weight. With an affordable menu that aims at presenting curries with a homely-cum-street food feel, this place in west London’s Acton is worth a shot.

Chapati Club
117 The Vale, Acton, London W3 7RQ.

T: +44 (0)20 8740 4604 | W: chapaticlub.co.uk

Opening Hours: Mon CLOSED | Tue-Sat (Lunch) 12:00-14:30, (Dinner) 17:30-22:30 | Sun (Lunch) 12:00-14:30, (Dinner) 17:30-21:30

‘National Curry Week 2018 in London’ sponsored by Chai Naasto.

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