Minar Tandoori is situated in Hampton Hill, a suburban village nestled in South-West London full of history and heritage. We are just a few minutes away from Bushy Park, which was enjoyed by Henry VII as his personal deer park. It has since evolved into a popular spot to see deer’s in their natural habitat nestled in the corner of London.
Originally, known as New Hampton, the village was re-named Hampton Hill in 1890. The High Street was home to 26 businesses, this includes; three boot and shoemakers, three grocers, two coal and corn merchants. Also four public Houses: The Crown & Anchor (now La Familia), Duke of Clarence (now Bloated Mallard TW12), The Jenny Lind (now Kentucky Fried Chicken) and The Duke of Wellington (at present residential homes).
In 1903, trams started running along the High Street bringing passengers from Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith to Hampton Court. This brought more people to the town’s businesses and greater opportunities for those living in the area.
Our own building has always played a key role in maintaining the diversity of the High Street. It was well known as a confectioner’s and a tobacconist but in later years, as well as occupied by a pharmacy.
When Minar Tandoori moved to the historic building in 1979, we were delighted to continue providing an important service to the residents of Hampton Hill just as our predeccessors had done before us. Outside of the front and back of the whole building on the same row of building, shows the aged building of long standing structure till this day.
Visit our restaurant by booking your table on 02089790642. See how we maintained our historic building over decades. Find special pictures (from the John Sheaf Collection) available to view on ‘The Minar Gallery‘. Also, from Love Hampton Hill website.
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