Lockdown Updates

From the 5th of November 2020 we are no longer permitted to take bookings for dining in. But we can bring the dine-in experience to you, with our take-aways and deliveries.

Our opening hours remain 12pm till 11pm Monday to Sunday and you are welcome to place your order with us over the phone (020 8989 4028) or online. 

Deliveries will continue to be contact free, and we ask that customers who choose to come and collect their food wear a mask and sanitise their hands, using the sanitiser provided, upon entering the restaurant. 

Make the most of your take-away or delivery by adding drinks and dessert to your order. All of our bottled drinks, including soft drinks, beer and wine, are available to add to your order. In addition, we have a selection of Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream for those who don’t mind the cold, or some traditional indian warm desserts, for those who do! 

We know this lockdown will be difficult, so look out for emails from us with offers and discounts and hopefully we’ll dine together again soon. 

Until then, stay safe and we look forward to receiving your order.

 

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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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Tiffin Cup Award
‘STAR’ TURN IN PARLIAMENT

Leytonstone’s Star of India gets into ‘Tiffin Cup’ top three

 

Leytonstone’s award winning restaurant, ‘Star of India’ took a ‘starring’ role in the recent ‘Tiffin Cup’ challenge held at the Houses of Parliament.  The national competition, which raises money for charity, is held each year to find the best South Asian restaurant in the country.  Out of hundreds of entrants, twelve, including Star of India, were chosen to compete in the grand final at the House of Commons.  Each master chef had to prepare a signature dish, which was then judged by a select panel including EastEnders actress Nina Wadia and celebrity chef Shahena Ali.

Star of India, nominated by Leyton and Wanstead MP, John Cryer, was the only London restaurant to make it to the Tiffin Cup final and became the first London restaurant ever to place in the top three in the prestigious Lyca Tiffin Cup competition.  Owner and master chef, Shah Ahmed prepared ‘chicken jalfreizi’ as his signature dish, which obviously won the hearts – and tastes – of the judges. 

The Rt Hon John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons announced the winners at a special ceremony following the ‘cook-off’.

John Cryer MP congratulated the Star on an outstanding performance: “I was delighted that Star of India made it to the grand final of such a prestigious award.  The restaurant excelled in the competition and I congratulate Shah and his team at the restaurant for putting Leyton and Wanstead on the culinary map and for representing the whole of London at the final”.

Shah Ahmed, owner and master chef was delighted with Star’s performance: “it was a great privilege to be in the company of such high-calibre restaurants. To have my food placed in the top three was completely overwhelming.  I am immensely proud of my team at Star of India who have worked tirelessly to make this event such a success for us”.