Since arriving on the Helensburgh food scene, Annaya’s has rapidly gained a reputation for fine cuisine from the sub-continent with out commitment to home-style ‘Desi’ cooking.
This has been achieved by our dedicated team with combined experience of over sixty years in the Indian food industry and their dedication to only using the best local produce, fresh herbs & spices.
Healthy eating is at the forefront of our ethos as a company and this is shown by our commitment to only using Rapeseed Oil in our cooking, minimum food colouring and no unnecessary additives.
Our success is also down to the customer, from the day we opened our doors and welcomed locals in till now, your support has been second to none, it has allowed our team to dream and create new dishes and continue improving.
Our chefs hail from India & Pakistan, which is presented through our connoisseur specials within our A La Carte menu and our blackboard specials such as Desi Lamb, 67 Village Curry, Ra Ra Chicken and Truckstop Daal.
These spectacular dishes exemplify what we’re trying to achieve here at Annaya’s. Helensburgh, as a town, is not short of delicious eateries from around the world with a handful of Indian restaurants & takeaways so avoiding complacency is always at the top of our agenda.
Our one & only head chef and owner Zak fell into the Indian food trade almost accidentally in his late teens whilst at college. He learnt his craft managing some of the top Indian restaurants in Scotland. Fast forward 30 years, Zak has adapted himself into a head chef honing his cooking skills taking positives from the great chefs he’s worked with over the years
With Annaya’s, he leads a team of talented chefs who have total freedom to dream and create new dishes, experimenting with new flavours & always willing to try new things
Zak’s leadership & passion for cooking has led us to win many highly coveted national awards over the previous few years. He is a true believer in nothing can be achieved without the collective effort of a team towards a common goal.
A special mention goes to restaurant manager Rocky, chef Saqib & his son Samir who’ve been the core of this business alongside Zak. The key to our success is teamwork!