History

Mai’da Catering began life as a vision: to move beyond conventional fine dining and create a new world of comfort, luxury and pleasure. Our name, meaning ‘large banquet’, was chosen with this vision in mind; we wanted to provide open-air spaces where friends and family can come together to enjoy sumptuous banquets and socialise, to relax in the ambience of a quality dining experience.

Everyone at Mai’da brings with them a unique expertise in the food industry and together we combine our years of knowledge with a shared, intense passion for excellent food, excellent service and excellent ambience.

We believe that although the success of a business is often gauged by the profit it creates, the true purpose of cooking for others is to provide food that is tasty, healthy and excellent value for money – food that is good for the mind, body, soul and wallet.

After months of careful planning and coordination, Mai’da’s first restaurant in London was opened to the public on Friday 5th December 2006, quickly followed by our Blackburn branch in 2008 due to incredible customer demand from the area. Our critically acclaimed restaurants are homes to celebrities and influential figures alike, are the driving force behind our passion for outdoor catering.

London Mai’da is in the heart of London City and seats two hundred guests. Blackburn Mai’da is now the largest Indian restaurant in the UK, able to seat three hundred guests. The banqueting suite can host engagements for up to six hundred guests and is in regular high demand from some of our most prestigious clients, from HSBC to Islamic Global Peace conferences, and celebrities including Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam and Dragons Den entrepreneurs. We also play host to members of Royal Families from the UK and from around the world, including Prince Edward, Shaikh Sudais, and also Imam of Meka.

Mai’da’s reputation for quality food and an excellent atmosphere has soared. Word-of-mouth, expert reviews from food critics, including Jay Rayner for The Observer, and from trusted publications such as Time Out and The Guardian, have all contributed to our incredible success.

Mai’da set out to redefine the dining experience. We’re proud to say that our passion and innovation has achieved this. The evidence of our success is in our food, our service and our environment. But this isn’t the end of our story.

Throughout our years of successful business, we have developed a fine reputation within the community. Founders of Mai'da consistently give back to the community which has supported us since our inception, by working closely with local educational institutions, giving lectures and delivery quality food and cookery courses to the next generation of cuisine innovators.

Mai'da wants to bring you everything that our reputation promises, and we invite you to become a part of our legacy: the growth of a prosperous business and the support of a vibrant community of creative individuals dedicated to a perfected dining experience and a cleaner, safer world for all.

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