Britain’s love for Indian cuisine dates back nearly 400 years. It goes back as far as when UK merchants were trading with India.
It’s said that the British people living in India loved the taste of Indian food so much that when they returned home many of the people who could afford it hired an Indian chef to make their food and began to add spices to their food, in an attempt to recreate Indian cuisine.
Indian cuisine has become so popular in Britain that British people now almost see a curry as a traditional English dish.
It’s said that the first arrival of curry was at a coffee house in London. The first Indian restaurant in Britain wasn’t until the 19th century.
However it only lasted three years, but began the trend that is now a big part of British everyday life.
There are many Indian restaurants all over London, due to London’s wide cultural diversity that cater to everyone,
but today Indian cuisine is getting more up market and moving away from the image
of just being take away and trying to be seen more as a restaurant.
Fine example of these restaurants include The Cinnamon Club in the heart of Westminster
that even has its own wine consultant on hand to help. Another is The Tamarind, it was
the first Indian restaurant in the UK and Europe to be awarded a Michelin star.
London is home to the first ever Indian Michelin Star restaurant and ever since Indian cuisine was introduced to London, it has been highly enjoyed by all.