GRAND TRUNK ROAD
Grand Trunk Road
Based in East London’s vibrant South Woodford, the Grand Trunk Road restaurant takes inspiration from its namesake. Built for traders in the 16th century, the Grand Trunk Road is Asia’s longest road, running through several regions and connecting Bangladesh to Afghanistan. The road acted as a major trade route and is still functional today. It has welcomed many travellers, as they sought to trade ingredients, spices and recipes, giving it its lively, diverse and colourful reputation.
The Grand Trunk Road restaurant offers a huge selection of dishes inspired by the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of this famous route, as well as the vibrant atmosphere and community spirit that would have been felt by all who travelled it.
Dayashankar Sharma and Rajesh Suri first crossed paths whilst working at the world’s first Indian restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star.
Inspired by a trip to the Grand Trunk Road, the dynamic duo decided to open their very own eatery named after the popular route, with dishes influenced by the traders of Grand Trunk Road. Dayashankar Sharma would become Head Chef, Rajesh Suri owner of the eatery.
Head Chef Sharma and Restaurant Owner Rajesh Suri have explored the length and breadth of the Grand Trunk Road, seeking inspiration for the menu at Grand Trunk Road restaurant. Their vision is to offer diners a timeless gastronomic journey filled with heady spices and delicate flavours. Mouth-watering dishes inspired by regions along the Grand Trunk Road are prepared using traditional cooking methods, demonstrating a culinary dedication to the evocative flavours of Indian history.
Since opening in South Woodford in 2016, visitors have travelled far and wide to Grand Trunk Road restaurant to sample the exceptional, authentic Indian cuisine of Chef Sharma. Their winning formula has resulted in several awards and notable accolades for Grand Trunk Road restaurant including inclusion in the Michelin Guide, as well as being named Best Indian Restaurant in London by the Asian Curry Awards.
Celebrate With Us
If you’re looking to host the ultimate celebration, at Grand Trunk Road we can provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Exceptional service combines with the very finest of dishes, inspired by the sights, smells, sounds and recipes of the famed Grand Trunk Road – considered by Rudyard Kipling to be the river of life.
The perfect setting for business lunches, client entertainment, anniversaries, receptions and birthdays, we can cater to parties both large and small.
Our private dining experts are more than happy to assist you with all the arrangements for you event. We further offer exclusive hire of the entire venue, with seating for up to 50, and 80 standing.
We can also cater events externally and can create a bespoke menu to meet your needs.
For more information, gift vouchers or party booking, please contact Rajesh Suri on:
The flavours of the food are out of this world; service is attentive and friendly,
and the atmosphere is cosy and inviting.
If you haven’t already been, go! Great service, amazing taste experiences and prices are reasonable too.
I have now been a few times and I think it is my favourite place.
We celebrated our anniversary at GTR. From start to finish our experience was simply sublime. Staff were attentive and Rajesh kindly took the time to explain dishes, their cultural significance and made very welcome suggestions. The food tasted exquisite and presentation was exceptional. We can’t wait to go back!
Beautiful place, fantastic food and great cocktails.
Amazing service and a brilliant food journey!
We ordered the tasting menu. The food is nothing short of amazing! The service is friendly,
and I don’t think there is better food in the South Woodford area. Would recommend!