The Star of India, Leytonstone, London, enjoys considerable acclaim from the press and local organisations not only for the quality of the cuisine and excellence of the service found there, but also because of its involvement in the local community and wider afield.

Here you will be able to find out about some of the things people are saying and some of the things we are involved in.

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Guardian newspaper

Star Of India picks up Guardian Series 'people's choice' Award for the third year running

Readers of the Guardian Series gave a unanimous 'thumbs up' to the popular "Star of India" restaurant in Leytonstone High Road for the third year running.

The restaurant won the 'People's Choice' Award in the 2009 'Restaurant of the Year Awards' held by the Guardian Series newspaper. 'The People's Choice' Award goes to the restaurant with the highest number of reader votes and 'thumbs up' by the judges.

Shah Ahmed, owner and chef at 'Star of India' is delighted with the Award: "this is a very special Award as it comes from the people most important to us - the local community".

Shah puts the success of the restaurant down to his "fantastic staff " and the exciting new tastes they are continually developing to give customers a true food experience. An extensive exotic fish menu has recently been added to the repertoire.

And what did the readers say about 'Star of India'? "Good food and service. The dishes are authentic home flavours. They have a wide range of choices with a very good vegetarian selection".

'Star of India' has recently introduced gift vouchers - a great gift idea at an "Award" winning restaurant.

Waltham Forest Guardian