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Indian Accent wins big at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants yet again. The restaurant ranked No. 1 in India and No. 13 in all of Asia this year.

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From L to R: Palki Singh, General Manager, Shantanu Mehrotra, Executive Chef, Rohit Khattar, Founder Chairman, and Manish Mehrotra, Corporate Chef

Coronavirus may have brought the world to a standstill, but the show must go on. That was the motto followed by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, who cancelled the ceremony in Japan and shifted it to a virtual ceremony that aired today. It was a good idea, considering how the F&B industry has taken a hit world over.

Good news came to India with India Accent winning big. Having opened doors in 2009, Indian Accent is credited with introducing Indian cuisine created with international cooking techniques. At that time, one of the very few luxuries fine dining restaurants to exist outside of 5-star hotels, it was Chef Manish’s philosophy of going beyond just great food that made people sit up and take notice.

Aamras at Indian Accent Delhi

Chef Manish Mehrotra and Chairman Rohit Khattar both expressed their joy on the win. “To be a part of Asia’s 50 Best, year after year is an honour. We work throughout the year towards this and are delighted with the recognition. The fact that Indian cuisine is being recognised on a global platform is exciting. At Indian Accent, all of us are glad to be contributing towards its evolvement. We hope to keep bringing the best to our diners and look forward to many such achievements in future,” said Mehrotra.

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Khattar also spoke of the team effort and the current troubling times, and this award being a silver lining, “We are thrilled to receive the award for the sixth consecutive year and would like to thank the jury as well as our diners for their continued support. Congratulations, once again, to our terrific team for making us proud year after year. These are challenging times for the world and the hospitality industry. I’m sure we will all emerge from this much stronger.”

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Chef Manish Mehrotra at Indian Accent London

Ranked No. 1 in India for the sixth consecutive year, Indian Accent has jumped up four spots from No. 17 to No. 13 among Asia’s restaurants. In its 11th year now, Indian Accent has outposts in New York and London as well.

Read the interview with Chef Manish Mehrotra here, conducted after last year’s win.

All images: Courtesy Indian Accent

Megha Uppal
Associate Editor
An innate love for travel and food has translated into many a trips since childhood for Megha; it also fed her curiosity to know about local cultures. When not writing, she is on the lookout for three things: A great dark chocolate dessert, a beautiful pool where she can practice her backstroke, and art that she can save up for.