Chennai Express has scooped numerous culinary awards since its launch in 2018. After winning the prestigious Inspire Business Award 2019, the Chennai Express went on to earn not only the Three Best Rated Awards, but also the Good Food Award. Other recognitions include TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice Awards, recommendation on Restaurant Guru and on Sluurpy. 

Chennai Express has also received over 500 five-star ratings by diners across various social media platforms, including Google, Facebook and TripAdvisor.

Inspire19 Business Award

Winner of ‘New Business of the Year, 2019

The INSPIRE Business Awards is north Hampshire’s largest and most prestigious business awards which celebrates the success and achievement of all types of businesses across north Hampshire.

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Good Food Award

Winner of ‘Good Food Award’ under takeaway category, 2022.

‘Good Food Awards’ was founded on independence and integrity in 2002 to recognise those who strive for culinary excellence within their field.

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Sluurpy Certificate of Excellence,2020

Sluurpy Certificate of Excellence is awarded annually to honour hospitality businesses who consistently receive positive reviews and deliver consistently great service across the world.

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Restaurant Guru

Recommended on Restaurant Guru, 2021, 2019

Restaurant Guru is a wiki+ metasearch for restaurants which helps people to choose the right restaurant in their city and while traveling based on ratings from agencies like Michelin, Zomato, Yelp, Google, Foursquare, Facebook etc.

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Three Best Rated Award

Winner of ‘Best Business of 2021’

Three Best Rated® (U.K) was created in 2014 with an aim to recognise top 3 local businesses in key towns in the UK based on business’s reviews, reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, proximity, trust, cost and general excellence, etc., using a ’50 Point Inspection’.

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Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Award

Winner of Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2021

The Travellers’ Choice awards honour travellers’ favourite restaurants based on the reviews and opinions collected from travellers and diners around the world on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period.

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Award Winning

Restaurant In Basingstoke

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People say about us!

  • Excellent choices for vegans

    We usually take away but eating in is a great experience too. Lots of vegan choice and they’ll adapt to make stuff vegan if you ask when ordering. I think this is our favourite Indian restaurant in the area - the dishes feel very varied and taste absolutely brilliant - full marks to the kitchen. W Read more



  • Beautiful South Indian food

    We visited this restaurant for the first time this evening. The photos looked a bit odd as it was not what you expect to see in a standard Indian restaurant and this was not the standard Indian restaurant. The food was South Indian Street food which proved to be a really scrumptious atlernative to t Read more



  • Beautiful South Indian cuisine cooked fresh

    First time here and it was excellent. Beautiful South Indian cuisine cooked fresh, excellent service, very friendly and the food was delicious. Best chicken curry i had for a long time and my vegan friend was in heaven too!

    Mike Etherington


  • Just awesome south indian menu!

    Impromptu stop enroute to London. Just awesome south indian menu! The size of the dosas will blow you away in a nice way. Very courteous staff and chef. More importantly authentic south indian dosa, idli and fluffy sumptuous and you will be floating :)

    Manish Agrawal


  • Highly recommend.

    Highly recommend. stayed in Basingstoke for a weekend break. Got slightly excited when I found a Southern Indian Restaurant. Booked a table for 5.45 on the Saturday night, so glad I did, as would of been very disappointed, if i had not had the chance to taste such awesome food due to being ful Read more

    Jan Finbow