London Central is in the competition for the second time as an
area and includes the location of the first Indian restaurant in
1809. It contains all the Michelin starred Indian restaurants and
would win the title of Curry Capital of Britain every year if the
criteria were based only on the quality of up-market restaurants.
London is the greatest melting pot of cultures and communities in
Britain. Greater London is home to 4.5 million 'non-white' British
residents accounting for 41% of all 'non-white' residents in England
and Wales. Newham and Brent have over 80% and just 44.9% of London's
residents are 'White British' and 37% were born outside the UK. The
Indian community represents 6.6% of the population at 542,857 then
Pakistani (223,797) and Bangladeshi (222,127) almost equal at 2.7%.
54.37% of Britain's Bangladeshi community live in London, 11.09% in
West Midlands and 9.19% in the North West(mainly Oldham) followed by
East(mainly Luton) at 6.54% and Yorkshire at 4.36%.
The boroughs of London Central just creep in near the bottom of
the Asian population table in London. Wandsworth is at 16th with
8,642 Indians, 9,718 Pakistanis and 1,493 Bangladeshis followed by
Westminster at 17th with 7,213 Indians, 2,328 Pakistanis and 6,299
Bangladeshis. Southwark is 20th with just 5,819 Indians, 1,623
Pakistanis and 3,912 Bangladeshis.
Councils : Kensington & Chelsea ; Lambeth ;
Southwark ; Wandsworth ; Hammersmith & Fulham ; Westminster
LONDON CENTRAL CURRY SCENE PROFILE
London Central, winners of the first ever Curry Capital of Britain
title and home of Britain's first ever Indian restaurant The
Hindostanee in 1809 would be candidates to win every year if the
result relied purely on quality of restaurants. All the Michelin
starred Indian restaurant in in this area including Tamarind, Amaya,
Trishna, Benares, Quilon and Rasoi Vineet Bhatia. A wealth of other
destinations are available to curry fans of up-market establishments
including Cinnamon Club, Carom, Chakra, Dishoom, Chutney Mary, Spice
of India SW6, Painted Heron, Thames Tandoori, Bengal Clipper, Zaika,
Mint Leaf and Indian Zing. Trip Advisor lists over 12000 restaurants,
nearly 1000 of which are curry restaurants.
TEAM TO REPRESENT LONDON CENTRAL :
Four restaurants have been chosen with the help of
your votes to represent London Central for judging purposes.
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The team voted to represent London Central 2016 is :
Quilon 41 Buckingham Gate SW1 Tel : 020 7821 1899 www.quilon.co.uk