A SOUTHALL restaurant run by University of West London graduate Dipna Anand and her family has been named as Britain’s best in an ITV awards ceremony.

The Brilliant Restaurant was crowned Best Family-Run Restaurant in ITV’s first Food & Drinks Awards, hosted by Stephen Fry.

Judges praised the restaurant, which was launched by brothers Gulu and Kewal Anand in 1975, using their father’s Punjabi-Kenyan recipes and cooking styles. 

Gulu now runs the restaurant with his son, Shanker, and daughter Dipna, who followed her passion for cooking by graduating with a masters in food and hospitality from UWL in Ealing.

She said: “My dad is so incredibly proud of how far we have come since he opened the first restaurant with his brother all those years ago.

“Food has always been a massive part of my life, and so has the restaurant where my brother and I would go as a child.”

Dipna has gone on to make a name for herself on TV, writing cookery books and running classes. She continues to work closely with students at UWL’s London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, giving guest lectures.