— Story —
The Manandhar Brothers:
Kiran, Jitendra and Birendra
The great nepalese story
A warm welcome from Gopal Manandhar and his Sons to our family's restaurant.
Gopal began his 62 years long career in catering at the age of 12, in Kathmandu, becoming the main breadwinner in his family. He worked in restaurants and hotels for many years and this gave him valuable experience. In 1971, he took the opportunity to come to London. In 1978, he opened, with a business partner, The Gurkha Restaurant in Warren Street and in 1980 his family were able to come from Nepal to join him.
In 1982, Gopal opened The Great Nepalese, his own family restaurant, which he ran with his sons. It is the only Nepalese restaurant in Central London specialising in traditional Nepalese cuisine. The recipes have been handed down in the family and it was Gopal's wife, Renu, who first taught the chefs what ingredients and mix of spices to use and how the different dishes should be cooked.
Our menu offers a large variety of dishes. If these are new to you, here are some of our recommendations:
For your starter, try our home made chicken, lamb or vegetable momos; chicken or mutton choyala; or masco bara. For your main dish, try khursani, thon, bhutuwa, kalo dall, aloo bodi tama, fresh sag with naan bread and rice. For dessert, we recommend a Nepalese rice pudding or a Nepalese rum.
We hope you enjoy your meal and that you make our family part of your family.