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“Excellent Grills”
Review of Amaya

Ranked #349 of 23,211 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $95
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Belgravia
Description: Amaya is the sister fine dining restaurant of Chutney Mary and Veeraswamy. It focuses uniquely on sophisticated Indian grills, seasoned with subtle complex marinades. These are cooked in full view in a theatrical restaurant show kitchen It 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 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.
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Dined here for lunch with 4 collegues was well looked after had there tandoori grills and selection of breads brilliant for lunch atmosphere was nice and crisp.. Only Down side was the coffee they serve..
Will recommend.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

If you're looking for a traditional curry, look elsewhere. This restaurant serves Indian cuisine unlike any other I have ever tasted. It's almost a fusion of Oriental spice and Tapas. All the food is cooked in ovens at high temperature but for a very short period. The dishes are small, typically containing two or four pieces of whatever you've ordered. That's why they recommend you pick between six and eight dishes. Each of the ones we ordered was quite simply sublime. The only (very very minor) quibble was the slightly bizarre dessert for two (also available for four or eight), which comprised eight different sweets. Some were simply not share-able. But the tastes were, again, terrific. All in all, a memorable gastronomic experience. But beware: having a Michelin star means it's not cheap. Our meal for two which included a bottle of NZ pinot gris came to a whoppoing £186! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

We had the chefs tasting menu (as it is difficult for us to choose from the menu). The food was very good, but we did not like the wine pairing. We thought the wines were ok (not good), but they did not match with the plates. Besides, we had some service problems: we had to ask for the wines to come (with the food alterado served) and for 2 times the waiter served the food with one of the diners in the toilet. It does not seem much, but as it is a fancy and expensive restaurant, I would not expect that type of service issues.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

The best Indian dining experience I've ever had! Delicious food, great bar and solid service. You share dishes, and the ordering system was smart, nicely explained by our waiter.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

we visited london for an indian wedding after a trip to paris and had enjoyed excellent 3 star michelin rated resturants
on entery the amaya is a casual resturant
it is tables closer than i would have wanted
resturant staff attentive but always walking fast and hurried
they are well informed
it is fusion indian i did not think it states that in the write up
the floor manager was more concerned than us if that is what we were looking for
i have eaten in fusion indian resturants in new york and the meal quality and presentation was wonderful
the resturant is pricey for indian food
the service staff need to learn tasting menus need to be brought to table slower and better paced
there is nothing between couses to clear the palate esp with indian food which leaves the taste of the previous dish
food prepation is nice not disappointed but the resturant could look at improving itself to improve
would want to visit again maybe if there but not looking towards it

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Thank sudhir8753
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