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Your guide to 50 of the best Indian/Bangladeshi/Pakistani/Sri Lankan and Nepalese restaurants offering the highest standards in food and service for 2014.

The "Best in Britain Awards" (BIBA) ran annually for 15 years to support the growth and development of ever higher standards in the ethnic restaurant sector. As the number of such awards proliferated and became meaningless the Mood Food Mofos were created in 2011 and 2012 to acknowledge excellence. Due to popular demand we have reverted to the "Best in Britain Awards" once again giving annual recognition to those restaurants we feel are exceptional.

BIBA Newcomer of the Year 2014

Exciting new Indian restaurants continue to expand the boundaries of the industry and the past year has been no different. The nominations for the award this year have been narrowed down to three :
Gymkhana, Albemarle Street, London W1 : Inspired by Colonial gymkhana clubs set up by the British Raj, this is the latest venture for Karam Sethi and his colleagues, owners of Michelin starred Trishna.
Assado, 157 Waterloo Road London SW1 : The latest venture of Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala of Cafe Spice Namaste fame offering a menu inspired by Goa, Portugal and Brazil.
Karnavar, 62 South End Croydon, Surrey : Not as trendy or fashionable as the other two nominees but Manoj Karnarvar's restaurant punches above its weight due to its exciting and very unusual cuisine.
Salt n' Pepper, The Leicester Square branch of the famous group from Pakistan established in 1983 by Mahmood Akbar.

Winner 2014 Karnavar, Croydon

Best in Britain Awards 2014

Cafe Spice Namaste

London E1 - Continuing brilliance from Chef/Patron Cyrus Todiwala OBE

Mint Room

Bath - Smart restaurant run by Luthfur Rahman with Head Chef Mamrej Khan

Cinnamon Club

London SW1 - Very stylish meeting place from Master Chef Vivek Singh

Cinnamon Culture

Bromley - Smart Michelin recommended restaurant with exciting menu.

Bombay Brasserie

London SW7 - Still setting the standard for others under Chef Prahlad Hegde

Calcutta Brasserie

Stony Stratford - Top food and service in a 17th Century Chapel


London W1 - Fantastic Michelin starred cuisine from Chef Alfred Prasad

Chez Mumtaj

 St Albans - Fine Dining and great decor from top chef Chad Rahman

La Porte des Indes

London W1 - Fantastic decor, fantastic food from Chef Mehernosh Mody


Southall - The Anand family's perennial favourite with great Punjabi cuisine


London SW1 - South Indian Michelin starred cuisine from Chef A.V. Sriram


Southall - Smart, modern venue in the bustle of Southall. Famed for outside catering.


London W1 - The flagship Michelin restaurant for Atul Kochhar

Britannia Spice

Edinburgh - Multi award winning restaurant owned Dr Wali Tasar Uddin

Dockmasters - went into administration end March 2014

London E14 -Top cuisine from Chef Navin Bhatia


Birmingham - Up market venue with branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar.


London SE23 - One of the best Indian restaurants outside the centre of London.

Indian Summer

Brighton - A very popular venue with food from a top kitchen team led by Chef Parth.

Cinnamon Kitchen

London EC2 - Award winning sister to Cinnamon Club under Head Chef Abdul Yaseen

Indian Ocean

Ashton under Lyne - Nahim Aslam's popular, super active, award-winning restaurant

Chutney Mary

London W10 - Classic restaurant from Namita and Camillia Panjabi's Masala World group

Le Raj

Epsom - Excellence from the team of Enam Ali MBE, the man who runs British Curry Awards

Rasoi Vineet Bhatia

London SW1 - Wonderful Michelin standard cuisne from Vineet Bhatia and wife Rashima


Birmingham - Elegant restaurant and wonderful food from Head Chef Bishal Rasaily


London W1 - The most recent Michelin starred Indian restaurant - sister of Trishna Mumbai.


Edinburgh - Has proved to be very popular in its short existence offering high standards.


London W11 - Chef Andy Varma leads a top team to provide great food and service.

Bengal Dynasty

Shotton - Long established but as smart and popular as ever with East Indian & Bangladeshi cuisine.

Moti Mahal

London WC2 - Opened 2005 and offers great food under Head Chef Anirudh Arora


Nottingham - Smart Michelin recommended restaurant in the heart of the city.

Namaaste Kitchen

London NW17 - Popular award winning restaurant from chef/patron Sabbir Karim.


Nottingham - Very stylish with attractive decor and excellent food.


London SW1 - Multi award-winning, Michelin starred restaurant from the Masala World Group.


Glasgow - Opened in Merchant City in 2004 offering top quality South Indian food

Indian Zing

London W6 - Talented chef Manoj Vasaiker is a multi award winner


Birmingham - Top cuisine from multi award winning chef Aktar Islam


London W1 - A recently opened top class restaurant with a Colonial theme. Sister to Trshna.

India Dining

Warlingham - Asad Khan's very classy restaurant on The Green

Bombay Palace

London W2 - A long time favourite with Indian food lovers. Dine in style.

Chilli Pickle

Brighton -Eexciting award-winning restaurant run by Alun & Dawn Sperring - great cuisine.


London WC2 - A Bombay Cafe set in central London (branch in Shoreditch.


Cardiff - Great cuisine and service from Chef Stephen Gomes and his team

Mr Todiwala's Kitchen

Hilton Hotel Terminal 5 - Indian food at its brightest and best from Cyrus Todiwala.


Bradford - Amazing restaurant that is an institution in the industry

Mango Lounge

Windsor - Top class food from award winning Chef Ashwani Kumar


Edinburgh - 'Indian cuisine redefined' - Michelin recommended and voted Best Indian Restaurant in Scotland 2013.


Birmingham - Raj Rana's stylish award winner


Manchester - The multi award winning Piccadilly restaurant now has 5 branches to chose from.

The Ambrette

Margate - Exciting food from ambitious chef Dev Biswal


Milton Keynes - Multi award winning purpose built restaurant

BIBA HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD 2014 (for restaurants with continuing high standards)

Rajdoot Birmingham

Rajpoot Bath

Eastern Eye Bath

Roti Chai London

Imli Street London

Red Fort London

Aakash Cleckheaton

The Valley Corbridge

The Painted Heron London

Mehek London

Mint Leaf London

Chor Bizarre London

Amani Epsom

Indian Essence Orpington

Indian Zest Sunbury

Bengal Clipper London

Roz Ana Kingston upon Thames

Sesame New Malden

Curry Corner Cheltenham

Limes Derby

Chom Chom Beckenham

Memsaab Leicester

Curry Fever Leicester

New Tayyabs London

Eriki London

Ma Goa London

Gaylord London

Indali Lounge London

Veeraswamy London

Curry Lounge Nottingham

The Cumin Nottingham

Aziz Oxford

Cumin Aberdeen

Itihaas Edinburgh

Shish Mahal Glasgow

Mother India Glasgow

Mr Singhs Glasgow

Cafe Saffron Shrewsbury

Vujon Newcastle upon Tyne

Purple Poppadom Cardiff

Rajnagar Solihull

Kiplings Bradford

Prashad Bradford

Zouk Bradford

Shimla Spice Keighley

Best in Britain Asian Restaurant Awards 2014