We are delighted to share that The Mahal has been awarded with the prestigious 2 AA Rosette award for the high standard and excellence of the dishes served up by Head Chef Anuj Thakur and his team. 

The Mahal Head Chef

Head Chef Anuj

Located on Montpellier Drive, The Mahal commits to contemporary fusion, drawing inspiration from traditional dishes across India. Inspired by a love of progressive Indian cuisine, the innovative menus are brought to life by continuous research into ever-evolving regional recipes. This combined with a dedication to using the finest British, seasonal ingredients, have set The Mahal apart from the competition.

The Mahal, Lemon Sole

Mahal Owner, Aklasul Momin said “We pride ourselves on the quality of the dishes and the memorable fine dining experience that we strive to provide to all of our guests, so being recognised with 2 AA Rosettes is an incredible achievement for us.”

“As with everyone in hospitality, this success comes after such a tumultuous period of time. In the case of The Mahal, we made the brave move to launch the restaurant in July 2020 as the first wave of the pandemic came to an end. The next 12 months saw closures, switching to outside dining and adapting to takeaways- it certainly has been a rollercoaster. This award is testament to the team working tirelessly to produce a superior quality of Indian dining.”

“Of course, we couldn’t have achieved this without the support and custom of our guests too. It’s been wonderful to build such a loyal following over the past 18 months.”

The Mahal restaurant dining area

Having previously worked in a number of prestigious hotels in the UK including Dartington Hall in Totnes, and Tewkesbury Park in Gloucester - Head Chef Anuj is well versed in the quality of cookery it takes to achieve this award. His passion for working with local suppliers and seasonal ingredients, is reflected in the dishes at The Mahal.

From the seven-course tasting menu- with both meat and vegan options, to an à la carte and set lunch menu, guests truly can experience a culinary journey of the subcontinent.

To view the full menu at this award-winning restaurant visit - www.themahalrestaurant.com

For more Cheltenham dining inspiration go to - Cheltenham Restaurant Guide


The Mahal
The Mahal

At The Mahal restaurant, the menus are inspired by a love of progressive Indian cuisine, brought to life by continuous research into ever-evolving regional recipes, and combined with a dedication to using only the finest British ingredients. Unique and innovative, their award-winning team – headed by Chef Anuj Thakur, create menus that showcase the best of the season.



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