Grand Trunk Road

An Authentic Indian Restaurant in South Woodford, London

Our History

At Grand Trunk Road, we are delighted to share the experience of a gastronomic journey, 2500 miles from Kabul to Kolkata.

The Road was built in the 16th century AD, the brainchild of Sher Shah Suri. Today it is divided into four nations, presenting a compelling and beautifully illustrated history of the trail since it emergence as ancient India’s first route for the traders.

The road is fa footprint of history & culture; detailing the incredible culinary riches of India. The seductive flavours range from the chargrilled barbequed temptations of Peshawar and Rawalpindi, the famous Amritsar fried fish of Punjab to the sumptuous secrets of Royal Banquets of Delhi and Agra; from the succulent kebabs and biryanis of the Awadhi region to the sublime vegetarian repast of Varanasi, to the fresh seafood and the tantalizing sweets of Bengal.

Indeed, the Grand Trunk Road is the best introduction to the wholesome flavours of Historical India and its culture of the past. Till today, G T Road remains a legendary stretch of age-old cooking techniques, purity of flavours and closely guarded recipes carried through generations of passionate cooks.

At grand Trunk Road, we showcase the legacy of this great land, Diners can expect some amazing flavours of the past paired the innovation & creativity of today; the DNA of our unique restaurant brand.

The menu is an inventive collaboration between traditional recipes and seasonal, fresh, locally sourced ingredients, offering a heady journey of aromatic spices and a nostalgia of ancient lands and beginnings.

We are driven by a desire to present an eclectic and expansive repertoire of dishes, bursting with flavors and originality, providing a multi-sensory dining experience.

Owner – Rajesh Suri


Rajesh Suri has over 30 years of experience in the food industry. He started his career by working in management at the celebrated Oberoi hotel group in India, later moving to the UK to launch and work with several five-star establishments, as well as the Michelin-starred Veeraswamy, the UK’s longest running Indian restaurant.

Rajesh then moved across to the London Tamarind Collection team (which includes Tamarind Los Angeles) and was responsible for earning and maintaining the restaurant’s Michelin star for his 14 years with them.

Instrumental in the rise of Michelin-starred Indian food establishments, he is one of the most acclaimed Indian restaurateurs in the UK. Rajesh is a regular on MasterChef: The Professionals and the winner of the BIBA, Restaurateurs Restaurant and Personality of the Year 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.

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