Born in Jamshedpur, North East India, Atul Kochhar started his career with The Oberoi Group working in Dheli.

As a two Michelin starred chef, Chef Atul Kochhar has changed the way that Indian cuisine is perceived and experienced in the UK. In 1994 he was at the forefront of Indian fine-dining cuisine in the UK, opening the Tamarind restaurant in 1994 and achieving a Michelin Star in 2001, making him one of the first Indian chefs to receive the accolade. Atul Kochhar’s contemporary style and love of traditional cooking techniques led him to open his own restaurant ‘Benares,’ Berkeley Square in 2003 which won a Michelin Star in 2007. This London-based restaurant, Benares combines his Indian heritage with his love of British ingredients. He takes inspiration from Indian flavours and regional dishes and creates unique and innovative modern cuisine.

Since then he has opened numerous successful, award-winning restaurants - Sindhu at The Compleat Angler in Marlow and on board P&O cruises; Indian Essence in Petts Wood. Atul’s portfolio across the world includes the second Benares in Madrid, Rang Mahal at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai and recently NRI and LIMA in Mumbai.

His latest restaurant Hawkyns at The Crown, Amersham, is his first British restaurant championing the finest elements of modern British Cuisine with a contemporary flare.

 

Awards
  • 1 Michelin star | Restaurant Tamarind
  • 1 Michelin star | Restaurant Benares
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Curry Industry at the 2005 British Curry Awards

 

Recipe

 

Restaurants

Restaurant Benares

12a Berkeley Square House,

Berkeley Square,

Mayfair,

London W1J 6BS 

UK

+44 (0) 20 7629 8886

benaresrestaurant.com

 

Indian Essence

176-178 Petts Wood Rd,

Orpington

BR5 1LG

UK

+44 (0) 1689 838 700

indianessence.co.uk

 

Rang Mahal

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Rd

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

+971 4 414 3000

jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com

 

Sindhu Restaurant 

The Compleat Angler 

Marlow Bridge

Marlow

SL7 1RG

01628 405 405

www.sindhurestaurant.co.uk

 

NRI

2 North Avenue

Maker Maxity

BKC 

Mumbai 400 051

8691085784

www.nrirestaurant.com

 

Lima

2 North Avenue

Maker Maxity

BKC

Mumbai 400 051

8691085784

www.limabarandrestaurant.com

 

Hawkyns

The Crown Inn 

16 High St 

Amersham 

HP7 0DH

+44 1494 721541

hawkynsrestaurant.co.uk