Kuti’s Brasserie was established in 1986 by Kuti Miah. After building a reputation as a charismatic restaurant showman Mr Kuti set his sights on opening his own restaurant with the ‘Kuti’s stamp’. His first restaurant opened on London Road in Southampton, which really took off. In 1994 the restaurant moved to larger premises in Oxford Street because of its popularity. The restaurant became known locally and nationally for the quality and authenticity of its cooking, with celebrities from Benny Hill to Paul Scholes paying pilgrimage.
Critical acclaim followed when the Oxford Street restaurant was named in the top 100 best Asian restaurants at the Best in Britain Awards in 2006. Respected restaurant guide Hardens also gave its seal of approval by publishing in its 2006 guide that Kuti’s Brasserie “deserved its reputation as one of the finest Indian restaurants in the UK”. In 2007 the restaurant was given The Best Bangladeshi Restaurant award in Britain by the Cobra Good Curry Awards.
In 2018 the restaurant moved again to larger premises at the Royal Pier building in Southampton. After a near six month refurbishment the new restaurant was finally opened on August 10th, 2018. During the renovation every detail was updated whilst maintaining the feel and character of this historical Southampton Building. On October 2018, the restaurant was nominated for ‘Best New Restaurant’ and ‘Best Restaurant in the South East’ at the respected Asian Curry Awards.
In 2019, Kuti’s Brasserie was nominated by our local MP Royston Smith to represent Southampton in the annual Tiffin Cup competition. Chef Ravi Rao and Kuti travelled to the House of Commons to cook for esteemed celebrity judges, and managed to beat every other top restaurant for the winning dish, making Kuti’s Brasserie the Best Indian Restaurant in the UK.