July 30, 2017

On 24th July the team at the Maharani Restaurant were once again delighted to host an evening with the Mayor of Ipswich for a charity fundraising curry night.

As the restaurant owner, I am always delighted to welcome the Mayor of Ipswich to the restaurant, and the 2017...

May 14, 2017

The cuisine moved up-market again with the Indian (as opposed to Pakistani) influence of Balbir Sumal's Ashoka in the 1980s, which eventually led to the development of The Harlequin Group by his one-time partner, Charan Gill. Although Glasgow can celebrate 50 years of...

May 14, 2017

The 1950s saw a great influx of Punjabis in the Southall area due to the specialised employment policy of Woolf’s Rubber Factory whose executive had personal experience of the excellence of Punjabi staff and Bengalis continued to settle around the Tower Hamlets area.


May 14, 2017

As the nineteenth century dawned, the only eating establishments offering Indian cuisine were community meeting places for those who had jumped ship in London looking for a new life or, more often, been put ashore without any means of support. Some of these were Vandar...

May 5, 2017

The history of Indian food in Britain is now almost four hundred years old and not only has the cuisine undergone a great change in the United Kingdom but also in its native land. Apart from the reports of occasional explorers, the story really starts with the arrival...

April 2, 2017

October 27, 2014

Maharani restaurant celebrating their 25th Anniversary. Left to right, Barbara Quinton, Mayor Bill Quinton, Manik Miah, David Ellesmere and Carole Jones.

One of the best-known curry houses in Ipswich has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a huge gift to a charity supp...

May 31, 2012

 Hot Harriet loves to get nice and spicy.

May 31, 2012

Friendly staff and some fabulous food ...

April 23, 2012

Former Minister Lord Rooker visits the Maharani as a guest speaker at a five star event celebrating top-rated businesses in Ipswich

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