London East is back in the competition for 2013 and represents an
area that includes the famous Brick Lane and the home of almost half
the Bangladeshi community in Britain.
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 followed by East at 6.54%
and Yorkshire at 4.36%.
Newham has a total Asian population of 133,895 of which 42,484 are
Indian, 30,307 are Pakistani and 37,262 Bangladeshi. Redbridge is not
far behind at 116,503 of which 45,660 are Indian, 31.051 are
Pakistani and 16,011 are Bangladeshi. Tower Hamlets have 104,501 of
which 6,787 are Indian, 2,442 are Pakistani and 81,377 are
Bangladeshi making up 37% of the borough's total population.
Councils : Barking & Dagenham ; Tower
Hamlets ; Havering ; Newham ; Redbridge ; Waltham Forest
RESTAURANT CURRY SCENE PROFILE :
London East offers a wide diversity of types and
standards of curry restaurants serving a very multi-ethnic community.
Choices range from top end restaurants such as Cyrus Todiwala's Cafe
Spice Namaste, the very smart Cinnamon Kitchen
and Yogesh Datta's Bangalore City to
popular venues in Ilford, Newham and Barking and, of course, Brick
Lane, so popular with tourists. Regular nominations include Tayyab,
Jalalabd 2 and London Darbar in
Ilford, Passage To India, Kanchan's
at Gants Hill, Anokha in the City, Bekash
in Havering, Zaruna in Hornchurch, Samrat
Newham and Bengal Lancer in Barking. There
are over 12,000 restaurants on Trip Advisor listed for London of
which almost 1000 are curry houses.
TEAM TO REPRESENT LONDON EAST :
Four restaurants have been chosen with the help of
your votes to represent London East for judging purposes.
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The team voted to represent London East 2016 is :
Cafe Spice Namaste16 Prescot Street London E1
8AZ Tel : 020 7488 9242 www.cafespice.co.uk
Fieldgate Street E1 1JU Tel 020 7247 6400 www.tayyabs.co.uk
Cinnamon Kitchen 9
Devonshire Square EC2 Tel : 020 7626 5000 www.cinnamon-kitchen.com
Laksha Bay 83
Wapping Street E1W 2RW Tel 020 7481 0777 www.lakshabay.co.uk