India Shining: Samyukta Nair’s Bombay Bustle, London Awarded “Best in taste”

Chef Surender Mohan with Best in Taste Award Trophy
Chef Surender Mohan with Best in Taste Award Trophy

Bombay Bustle, London’s prominent Indian restaurant has won Taste of London’s “Best in Taste” award for their Keema Biryani. The Keema Biryani was prepared by Chef Surender Mohan, Culinay Director of Michelin Starred Jamavar – Bombay Bustle restaurant of London.

Taste of London Awards are the industry standard designed to honour excellence among chef’s, their cuisines and to bring together the best of their venues. The Taste of London festival was held from June 13 – 17, 2018 at London’s Regent’s Park.The five day foodie extravaganza not only celebrated with food from London’s hottest restaurants, but fascinating demos from the leading chefs who create the menus.

Bombay Bustle, regarded as one of the most sought after Indian restaurant in London, won laurels at the Taste of London festival. The “Best in Taste” awards where the judging panel was impressed with Chef Surender Mohan’s marvellous authentic taste and presentation.

Team Bombay Bustle with Chef Surender Mohan
Team Bombay Bustle with Chef Surender Mohan

Bombay Bustle is a dream project, owned by Samyukta Nair, Entrepreneur and co-founder of Jamavar. She is a third generation hotelier, her grandfather Captain C. P. Krishnan Nair established Leela Palace Hotels and Resorts. Their Jamavar Restaurant has won Michelin Star. Jamavar and Bombay Bustle, both restaurants are located in classic food hub at Mayfair London.

Taste of London is World’s most amazing food festival. You can see a whole host of famous and talented chefs showcasing their skills, all under one roof. It attracts over 50,000 visitors from across the Globe to Regent’s Park. Thousands of culinary enthusiasts, tourists and foodies gathered to see what this year’s event had in store for them.

It may be noted that Taste of London is the only event that offers both trade and consumer opportunities for business. Whether you’re an artisan producer or a big brand, Taste of London provides an exceptional platform from which to interact with and sell to knowledgeable foodies.

Chef Surender Mohan – Culinary Director, Bombay Bustle and Jamavar, after winning prestigious award said “It’s a great honour to be recognised by Taste of London festival. It’s an achievement that we are extremely proud of. The whole Bombay Bustle team has worked tirelessly to achieve it. We are overjoyed that Taste of London has acknowledged our efforts.  This is a beginning of awards; we can assure you that we will leave no stone unturned to achieve greater heights in London”.

Surender further adds “It’s the highest recognition a restaurant may receive. We ultimately cook to awake senses and emotions. This was a real honour for Bombay Bustle as the competing level across the board was very high. With so many great names that now attend the event every year, it was a real privilege to be recognised this way”.

Samyukta Nair with her Sonam Kapoor
Samyukta Nair with her Sonam Kapoor

Samyukta Nair – Entrepreneur and co-founder of Jamavar restaurant says “I am thrilled! It’s incredible recognition for Bombay Bustle and only a preview of Chef Surender’s culinary talents. Our entire team works tirelessly to provide the most delicious food and gracious hospitality every single day.We’re humbled, but also looking forward to the continued challenge of getting better every day.”

Samyukta Nair’s childhood friend and Bollywood actor, Sonam Kapoor also shared her excitement on hearing the good news. She commented “I am so proud of you @Sanyktanair first Michelin Star for @jamavarlondon and now the best in taste prize first runner up @tasteoflondon for my favourite restaurant in London @bombaybustle! @chefsurendermohan you’re amazing!! Thanks for promoting Indian food the correct way and with authenticity”.

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About Chef Surender Mohan:

Chef Surender Mohan joined The Leela as the Sous Chef when the group was preparing to open its first Jamavar, and quickly became an integral part of the team. He is known for creating authentic Indian cuisne which are synonymus in The Leela hotel and all across. He is recently appointed Culinary director of Michelin-Star restaurant Jamavar as well as Bombay Bustle. Chef surrender Mohan marks a new chapter in the journey of the signature Indian restaurant of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, an acclaimed chain of luxury hotels, ranked among the best in the world.

About Bombay Bustle:

Inspired by the tiffin tin carriers, the institution of men who use Mumbai’s famed local railway to deliver home cooked meals across the city, Bombay Bustle pays homage to the culture and people, whose expanse of origins from across India have influenced its culinary history. The menu sees re-creations of some of the city’s most loved dishes alongside family recipes, inspired by Mumbai’s diverse flavours, and home style cooking.

Sitaram Mewati

Author: Sitaram Mewati

Award winning journalist

Sitaram Mewati

Sitaram Mewati

Award winning journalist

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