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Cocktail masterclass launched at award-winning South Woodford restaurant

  Grand Trunk Road Cocktail Masterclass, 219 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2PB. Mixologist Roy making a Grand T Martini and an Infused G&T Whether you know your Manhattan from your Margarita, or at the other end of the spectrum, think that a Mai Tai is a yoga move, the Grand Trunk Road can teach…

June 4, 2018
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Review: Grand Trunk Road South Woodford – by Tasting Britain

  Shekha sets off to see if the latest venture from Rajesh Suri (formerly of Michelin-starred Tamarind; Imli Street and former-Michelin-starred Zaika) and head chef Dayashankar Sharma, is a worthy addition to London’s Indian fine dining scene…   Rating       Cuisine Indian fine dining Appeals to Locals – it is clearly a neighbourhood…

June 3, 2018
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Taking orders: Grand Trunk Road

Where is it? This raved-about Indian restaurant popped up a couple of years ago on a busy main road in the on-the-edge-of-Essex suburb South Woodford. Although Editor-in-Chief Helena Lang conveniently lives around the corner, the restaurant has fans all over the capital and is a ten-minute stroll from South Woodford station on the Central line….

April 9, 2018
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The food of love? Making your Valentine’s Day meal perfect

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and with it comes the excitement of choosing the perfect way to spend a romantic evening with the love of your life. Going for a meal out is a great way to express your love, however if you want to make the night really romantic, there are plenty of little…

February 1, 2018
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Asia’s oldest and longest roads at 2,500 kilometres stretching from Kabul in Afghanistan to Chittagong in Bangladesh.

Grand Trunk Road THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD RESTAURANT The Grand Trunk Road may be one of Asia’s oldest and longest roads at 2,500 kilometres stretching from Kabul in Afghanistan to Chittagong in Bangladesh. But now it has a spur running through London’s leafy South Woodford in the shape of Grand Trunk Road restaurant. Created by…

October 24, 2017
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10 Minutes with: Rajesh Suri, Director at Grand Trunk Road

Instrumental in the rise of Michelin-starred Indian food establishments, and with more than 30 years of experience, Rajesh Suri is the most acclaimed Indian restaurateur in the UK.Grand Trunk Road apprenticeship scheme   Related: who was the first ever female Indian chef-owner in the UK? Recipes inspired by Indian cuisine   He has launched a string of…

August 23, 2017
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Our Father’s Day menu is the perfect way to treat Dad – Sunday 18th June 2017

Grand Trunk Road   Hello from all of us at Grand Trunk Road, Summer has well and truly arrived! 2017 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for us and we can’t wait to share our first summer with our loyal customers and new friends. We’ll be celebrating the warmer days with the launch…

June 1, 2017
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Restaurant Review: Grand Trunk Road

Candid Magazine   Established by Rajesh Suri, whose accomplishments include heading up Mayfair’s Michelin-starred Tamarind and launching Zaika, The Grand Trunk Road is an unexpected East London ode to the East. As its name suggests, the restaurant promises a rich culinary journey inspired by the sixteen hundred-mile trade route, which once crossed Afghanistan, India and…

April 20, 2017
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Moreishly Modern Indian Cuisine at Grand Trunk Road, South Woodford

Premier Construction News   Grand Trunk Road is a 60 cover Indian restaurant which opened last year in South Woodford, East London. Dedicated to the flavours and history of India, the restaurant is inspired by the 2,500 miles ancient Grand Trunk Road (GTR) which is the longest road in India. The road spans from Afghanistan…

April 17, 2017
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Dayashankar Sharma on his favourite restaurants and bars in London

Evening Standard Dayashankar Sharma currently leads the kitchen at Grand Trunk Road in South Woodford. Prior to this, he was head chef at Michelin-starred Mayfair Indian restaurant Tamarind. and Kensington classic Zaika. When he’s not in the kitchen he likes a Full English and a falafel wrap, as well as some quality Indian food. Where do you like to…

April 14, 2017
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