Punjabi cuisine with a Kenyan twist is served at this Southall favourite. Prince Charles popped in almost 30 years ago and was back with the Duchess last year to mark the restaurant’s efforts to source local ingredients. Opened in 1975 by K.K. & D.K. Anand, it is now run by son Shankar Anand and daughter Dipna Anand. The second generation has introduced a healthy menu to run alongside traditional favourites. Even chef Gordon Ramsay visited Brilliant to learn how to use the tandoor. People have travelled from far and wide for years to enjoy Brilliant’s Butter Chicken but Chef Jas and Dipna have ensured an exciting choice of top class dishes.
Average cost: £19 per head
Judges’ verdict: “Brilliant has always been thought of as one of the top traditional Indian restaurants in Britain
but the addition of Dipna Anand’s healthy options has given it a whole new dimension.”
The judges comments are from Peter Grove, president of the Federation of Specialist Restaurants
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