frequently asked questions - FAQs

To help save you time, please read our comprehensive list of FAQs where we have attempted to answer many of the types of enquiries we receive

Menus: a la carte; set; lunch, pre-theatre

A la carte menus 
We regret we are unable to provide menus which change on a regular basis.
The websites of all our restaurants contain such information on the food and the price range as we are able to provide: 

  • Chutney Mary: A 3 course meal with wine and service will cost about £85-£90 per head. Please go here for more information.
  • Veeraswamy: A 3 course meal with wine and service will cost about £85-£90 per head. Please go here for more information.
  • Amaya: The equivalent of a 3 course meal with wine and service will cost about £85-£90 per head. Please go here for more information.  

Set, Lunch, Pre-theatre Menus
All our restaurants have set menus for lunch.
In addition Veeraswamy has pre and post theatre menus.
The individual websites contain the relevant information.
For Chutney Mary, please go here 
For Veeraswamy, please go here 
For Amaya, please go here

Dietary Preferences: Halal; Vegetarian, Vegan, Garlic Free; Onion-Free; Jain; Nutritional Information

Halal Food 

At Chutney Mary, a good selection of lamb dishes are halal. All chicken dishes are halal. In addition, we have a large selection of seafood dishes.

At Veeraswamy, all the chicken and lamb used are halal. In addition to having a wide variety of fish and vegetarian dishes.

At Amaya, a good selection of chicken and lamb used are halal, in addition to having a wide variety of fish and vegetarian dishes.

Our staff at all restaurants will be pleased to advise you as to which dishes are halal.

Vegetarian; Vegan Dishes
Our current menus have many dishes suitable for vegetarians. The Vegan choice is much more limited. 

For Chutney Mary, the vegan dishes are:

  • Starters: Beetroot Tikki, Veg Samosa
  • Sides: Bhindi Nayantara, Seasonal Squash, Dal
  • Rice and Bread: Multigrain Roti, Steamed Basmati Rice
  • Desserts: Choice of Sorbets.

For Veeraswamy, please go here 
For Amaya, please go here

Garlic free; Onion Free Dishes and Jain dishes
Our normal menu does not include garlic-free & onion-free Indian dishes. These can only be made by special request in respect of significant orders. 

However unspiced grills or roasts can be made for individual orders placed in advance.
To make special request, please click here

Nutritional Information
We regret but it is not practical to provide nutritional information on our dishes.

Allergens: Gluten; LACTOSE

Gluten Free Dishes 

All our restaurants have a wide range of Gluten free dishes. These dishes are not identified separately on the menu.

However please inform your server of your requirement and they will be happy to assist you to make your choice and avoid you from ordering any dishes that may contain gluten.

Lactose intolerant dishes 
All our restaurants have a range of dairy free dishes. 

For Chutney Mary, these comprise:

  • Starters: Beetroot Tikki; Veg Samosa, Crispy Calamari, Scallop Mangalore, Chicken Salad, Lobster Chilli Fry, Golden Fried Prawn
  • Main Courses: Vegetarian Thali, Mangalore Prawn Curry, Green Konkan Lamb Curry, Lamb Chops
  • Sides: Bhindi Nayantara , Raj Aloo
  • Rice & Bread: Quinoa Pulao, Multigrain Roti, Steamed Basmati Rice
  • Desserts: Choice of Sorbets.

For Veeraswamy, please go here
For Amaya, please go here

Larger bookings – Parties of 9 & above, groups, private hire, meetings

Ask us here for information on private parties and events in Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy or Amaya.

Specialised Services: Catering; Gift Vouchers; Delivery service; Cook book; Veeraswamy curry pastes; Cookery courses

Catering, Outside Events
Please go to the Catering page

Gift vouchers 
Please go to the Gift Vouchers page

The cook book we have is written by Camellia Panjabi - one of our promoter Directors. It is entitled 50 Great Curries of India.

It has sold over 1.25 million copies and is the single bestselling book on Indian food in the world today. It provides illuminating explanations of the philosophy behind the food, descriptions of exotic spices & the intricacies of cooking a curry.

It is available from Amazon

Veeraswamy curry sauce and paste
The Veeraswamy curry sauces and pastes which are currently being produced, under licence, are: 

  • Veeraswamy Curry Paste Medium Moglai
  • Veeraswamy Hot Madras Curry Paste
  • Veeraswamy Gujarat Masala

They are available online from Waitrose.

Mailing List, Offers, Exclusives

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Restaurant Information eg Accessibility Facilities; Children; Location; Opening times; Last Orders, Dress Code

Wheelchair access 
Chutney Mary can be accessed by a side door. The staff will be pleased to assist - with prior notice. There is a disabled toilet.

Child Policy
Weekend Lunch: No children under 6 years
All other times: No children under 10 years

However, children of all ages are welcome at our highly regarded Masala Zone restaurants for which the reservation link is here.

Location, Directions, Opening times, Last orders and Dress code 

Please go here for information.

Dress code

Our dress code is Smart / Elegant.

No track pants, shorts (men), torn or scruffy jeans, flip flops or sportswear & baseball caps are allowed. Our restaurant managers will use utmost discretion and have complete authority to deny access to any guest whose attire and overall appearance doesn’t comply with these requirements.

Query after restaurant visit: Restaurant Visit feedback; Copy of Bill; Recipe

Restaurant visit feedback
Give feedback on your recent visit to our fine dining restaurants - Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy or Amaya - and receive free champagne at your next meal there. 

Copy of bill request
Under the Data Protection regulations, we are unable to provide such information without verification of the identity of the person requesting matching the card information. Therefore customers will need to provide: 

  • A scanned copy of a signed request from the cardholder under corporate headed paper.
  • The name of the restaurant, the time of the reservation, the name in which the reservation was made, and the number of persons in the party.

Charity requests

We are inundated with requests of one type or another to support charities – which are equivalent to our making charitable donations.

It is impractical and uneconomic for us to so do on an extensive basis. We already support a number of charities with whom we have a long term relationship. We do not participate in industry-wide collective events.

We are happy to support charities relating to schools close to where our restaurants are located. If you fall in this category please contact us.


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Photography at our restaurants

Photography and video is strictly prohibited within our fine dining restaurants to avoid any inconvenience and an invasion of privacy for our guests.

For reservations, please click here