Beckenham’s newest Indian fine dining restaurant and bar is celebrating after winning a prestigious national award.

Chokha, in Bromley Road, Beckenham, was shortlisted for Newcomer of The Year 2018 at the Tommy Miah’s International Indian Chef Awards (TMIICA), and at the award ceremony on November 12 Chokha was fortunate enough to take home the best newcomer award.

Inspired by the street food markets of Northern and Southern India, Chokha showcases a unique collection where flavour is never compromised. The menu is vibrant and inventive, introducing authentic flavours and seasonal produce. Chokha has been open for less than a year, having a successful soft opening in June and a well-attended Grand Opening Party on September 20.

Shaf Rahman, spokesperson for Chokha said: “We opened the restaurant because we felt Beckenham was missing a fine dining experience which we feel people deserve.”

“We would like to thank everybody including guests, friends & suppliers who made it possible for us to win this award and we hope to create many more memories with you all soon.”

The International Indian Chef of the Year Awards are one of the most important events in British Indian cuisine, and Tommy Miah MBE, recognised as the “Curry King” of Britian, is one of the most successful chefs the industry has seen. Tommy Miah’s International Indian Chef of the Year Competition & Award was established in 1991 and celebrates the very best of restaurant businesses worldwide. The competition honours businesses that have proven themselves as the leaders and exemplars in the competitive curry industry.