Manik Miah

I have over 40 years experience in the restaurant and takeaway sector within the UK and I have firsthand experience in setting up restaurants in the UK. I would like to think my experience, ability and wealth of information about food is credited as responsible for the many prestigious awards my previous restaurants have achieved. A wealth of management and operational experience is in the forefront of my contribution to the Maharani. In addition I hope to use this experience to ensure you get the highest standard of food and service.

I feel strongly that we all have an obligation to help our community and so I am a fellow of Suffolk New College and I also sponsor in the catering department at Suffolk College. I am a board member at the Diabetic Users group at Ipswich Hospital and also a member of the hospital’s Equality and Diversity Users group. In addition I’m also involved with the Ipswich and Suffolk Bangladeshi Muslim community centre and Mosque, and Chairman of the Suffolk Bangladesh Society.

Outside of Ipswich I am the Lifetime member of the Heart Foundation Hospital of Bangladesh; a lifetime member of the London Bangla Press Club, a charity based in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets that is engaged with the UK based Bangladeshi led media sector which strives to empower communities to have a voice and be heard and seen. We are actively involved in promoting all forms of media education; Bangladeshi life, art, culture and heritage, socio-economic, technical and creative skills training and media orientated employment opportunities. I am the Vice-Chair of the Bangladesh Catering Association UK, and Director of the Bangladesh Centre UK, based in London.

I wish to integrate the Maharani so that it can be of maximum benefit to the community, so if you have any ideas on how we can help the community then call me or even better come and see me personally at the Maharani.

Minhaz Miah

Hello, I’m Minhaz. I work in the restaurant with my father, Manik. I am very proud to be part of this family run business, and to support the smooth running of the restaurant in a management role. I am responsible for deputy management of the restaurant, and work with my father in making decisions to develop the restaurant, and to serve the local community.


I ensure the chefs and waiting staff process your orders to ensure that all items are prepared properly and on a timely basis. My experience in communicating with front and back of the house personnel means a smooth order that meets or exceeds your expectations.


My hospitality etiquette and outgoing personality will keep you company whilst you wait for your order.

Front of House Staff

We're the staff at the Maharani, we're friendly, helpful and efficient. We'll do our best to make your dinning experience as delightful as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maharani Restaurant.

The Chefs

Hello my name is Mokhlis. I have the privilege of being head chef at the Maharani. I have been a chef for many years, and have been in the industry for 19 years. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Manik for 19 years now and our excellent work relationship has seen us great success.


My passion for food is what brought me to the culinary arts world. The satisfaction of seeing my guest’s eyes light up when they experience the taste of my food is what motivates me as a chef. My expertise, talent and ambition have ensured that my cooking continues to receive praise from guests.


I hope to bring the experience of an accomplished and passionate chef to the Maharani. I have vast experience of traditional home cooking as well as being versatile in creating my own mouth watering dishes that are both pleasing to the eye and do not compromise on taste.

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