Behind the scenes

On 7th February 2008 the area around Sunbury upon Thames welcomed a new Indian restaurant with open arms. Situated just by the picturesque River Thames, Indian Zest is the brain child of Bhanu Pratap.

Bhanu is very passionate about real Indian food and has travelled extensively throughout India experiencing the best of Indian regional cuisine in private homes, stately palaces and not but the least from street vendors, who purvey some of India’s most exciting cooking. At Zest the menu blends regional recipes, traditional ingredients and some very rare spices like ‘Ratan Jyot’ and ‘Dagad Phool’.

He has enjoyed a successful career for over two decades in the hospitality industry. After graduating in Hotel Management and being trained with luxury hotel brands like Oberoi and Taj Hotels in India he has excelled in the industry before deciding to create his own restaurant in 2008.

“When we opened our doors in 2008, it was my intention to bring the vibrancy, indulgence and experience of India to Sunbury village. I have taken great pride in personally handpicking the finest chefs from across India and ensuring that you are always served fresh ingredients, cooked to perfection.

Come and experience the true India, welcome to Indian Zest.”
– Bhanu Pratap