Award-winning New Delhi restaurant is at the heart of the community

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THE CURRY LIFE AWARDS recognises the restaurants around the country that represent the very best in the curry industry.

It also likes to shine a spotlight on those restaurants that display innovation in their culinary work.

The awards, held at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London attracted over 800 guests to a ceremony hosted by TV presenters Adam Shaw and Cathy Newman.

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The New Delhi restaurant on Orsett Road in Grays was presented with the Best Restaurant in Essex (South) 2019.

From the moment you step into a restaurant you know that you are in for a rich and rewarding experience.

The New Delhi is run by Asrafur Rahman Shumon with his uncle Mujibur Rahman (who is also the head chef).

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The restaurant has been serving customers in Thurrock and surrounding areas since 1994. They are proud to say that customers have been coming back to the hundred-seater venue for decades.

This is not the first award won by the New Delhi. They have also won an award from LuxLife Food and Drink Awards, Best restaurant in Essex 2018.


The New Delhi Restaurant is the number one restaurant on Tripadvisor in Thurrock with 315 google reviews by local customers.

The New Delhi restaurant is very much embedded in the community and has raised thousands for charity.

On December 28th, 2017, a charity evening for St Luke’s Hospice was held where £2613.68 was raised.

On April 9th, 2018, a charity evening for Havens Hospice raised £1250.00

On April 29th, 2018, a charity night for Fibromyalgia Action Uk and the Scout Association was held and on June 24th, 2019, they held an event for Friends of Essex and London Homeless.

The management and staff at the New Delhi said: “We cannot thank our wonderful customers enough that have supported us and shown so much love on this journey.

“We could not have done it without you all”.

New Delhi Grays, 53-55 Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5HJ.

For further information, or to book a table or takeaway telephone 01375 393071/01375 373183 or go onto the website

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