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London South is back in the competition for 2013 and represents an area that includes many well known 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%.

Croydon is 11th in the list of London boroughs with the largest Asian population at 59,627 of which 24,660 are Indian, 10,865 Pakistani and 2,570 Bangladeshi. Merton is some way behind with 36,143 in total of which 8,106 are Indian, 7,337 Pakistani and 2,216 Bangladeshi.

Councils : Bexley ; Bromley ; Croydon ; Greenwich ; Lewisham ; Merton ; Richmond ; Kingston ; Sutton


London South is a very interesting area as it has developed several top class curry restaurants that could be the envy of many in Central London. Babur SE23 has been at the top for many years and Cinnamon Culture in Bromley is on the fast track upwards. Chak89 is another award winner as is Deepinder Sondhi's Roz ana in Kingston upon Thames. Other popular restaurants are Just Mango Tree, Tamasha and Madhowan in Bromley, Shampan 2, Sangri in Croydon, Shampan 2, Curry Garden in Richmond and Mogul in Gteenwich. Trip Advisor list over 12000 restaurants in London of which almost 1000 are curry restaurants.


Four restaurants have been chosen with the help of your votes to represent London South for judging purposes.

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The team voted to represent London South 2016 is :

Babur 119 Brockley Rise SE23 1JP Tel : 020 8291 2400
Karnavar 62 South End Croydon Tel 020 8686 2436
Cinnamon Culture 46 Plaistow Lane Bromley BR1 3PA Tel : 020 8289 0322
Roz Ana 4-8 Kingston Hill Kingston upon Thames Tel 020 8546 6388