London’s Indian Restaurants Awarded Michelin Star & Bib

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Vineet Bhatia (left) and Jamavar (right) awarded single Michelin star 2018

Three Halal-friendly Indian restaurants in London have gained either a Bib Gourmand or a Michelin star over the past few days.

Jamavar and Vineet Bhatia, both of which offer Halal lamb and chicken, have today been awarded a single Michelin star.

Mayfair’s Jamavar will be especially proud given that it won the ‘Top Newcomer’ prize at Harden’s London Restaurant Award only last month.

According to The Michelin Guide’s Twitter account: “No city can match London for the quality of its Indian restaurants. A #MichelinStar is awarded to @JamavarLondon.”

But Chelsea’s Vineet Bhatia will also have double cause for celebration since this is the second time the fine-dining restaurant has received a single Michelin star.

And as The Michelin Guide’s Twitter account put it: “Reopened, revitalised and regaining a #MichelinStar @VineetBhatiaLDN #Chelsea.”

Other Halal-friendly restaurants that have retained their single star are:

  • Amaya – Halal lamb and chicken.
  • Benares – Halal excluding the duck (no pork on the menu).
  • Gymkhana – Only the chicken, lamb and goat are Halal. But, while all such dishes are prepped separately, applicable dishes are, however, cooked in the same tandoor oven.
  • Tamarind – Halal lamb and chicken.
  • The Ritz – Requires “3-4 days notice” to cater for “Halal chicken, beef and possibly lamb”, and “48 hours notice” to cater for both Halal chicken and Halal beef-gelatine for its afternoon tea.
  • Trishna – Only the chicken, lamb and goat are Halal, and are prepped and cooked separately, though no pork is on the menu.

Meanwhile, Chef Vivek Singh’s modern restaurant Cinnamon Bazaar (Halal lamb and chicken that’s prepped and cooked separately, with no alcohol used in any of their dishes) in Covent Garden was awarded a Bib Gourmand last Friday.

This award is given to those restaurants that offer not just high-quality food, but are also good value for money – a useful guide for those looking for top quality food in the Capital at relatively affordable prices.

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