An Indian summer in East London

Great Trunk Road Restaurant adds cooling ice creams and sorbets to the menu

With warmer weather predicted for London over the bank holiday weekend those with discerning palates will have the Grand Trunk Road Restaurant high on their itinerary.

Based in East London’s South Woodford area the Grand Trunk Road restaurant takes is flavours and inspiration from Asia’s longest trade road. Connecting Bangladesh to Afghanistan the route was a highway for ingredients and spices and provided a diversity of colour and cultures. Included in the Michelin Guide and with a plethora of awards and accolades it has also been named Best Indian Restaurant in London by the Asian Curry Awards.

Chef Sharma takes flavours from India, Afghanistan and Pakistan to create taste bud indulging ice creams and sorbets. Unique pairings of Rose Petal & Avocado, Lime & Thyme Sorbet and Coconut & Pineapple Ice Cream recreating the authentic flavours of the regions.

The new ice cream flavours are an addition to Chef Sharma’s popular dessert menu all invoking the taste and essence of the Grand Trunk Road.

Chef Sharma, Head Chef at Grand Trunk Road, said: “The food I create and serve at the Grand Trunk Road restaurant has roots in regions along the Grand Trunk Road itself, and we did not want that inspiration and commitment to the authentic flavours of India to stop with the savoury dishes we offer. 

“I pride myself on always pushing myself to create striking and unexpected items for the menu, and  love pairing unusual ingredients to create a beautifully harmonic end result. These are the principles I used when creating our ice cream and sorbet offering and I cannot wait for diners to try these new and amazing flavours that have been made with and Indian aromas at the heart.”

Visitors to Grand Trunk Road can expect to be surrounded by traditional artefacts and decor and this 60 seat restaurant offers the full dining experience with appetisers and mains along with the popular cakes and the new ice cream and sorbet ranges which can be paired with recommended wines or spirits.

Grand Trunk Road – 219 High Road, London E18 2PB tel 0208 505 1965

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