Milton Keynes

Dipna Anand to launch Dipna Anand Kitchen & Bar at Unity Place, Milton Keynes

Dipna Anand to launch Dipna Anand Kitchen & Bar at Unity Place, Milton Keynes

On Friday 22nd March acclaimed chef Dipna Anand will launch her new restaurant, Dipna Anand Kitchen & Bar, situated inside the new multi-functional venue Unity Place, in Milton
Keynes. Dipna’s involvement will see a new, 150-cover restaurant open under her stewardship, with its very own microbrewery from Toast Brewing.

Dipna will be offering her authentic Punjabi and South Indian cuisine alongside a selection of traditional favourites using locally sourced seasonal ingredients for a flavour-rich, planet-friendly experience. Bright, modern and glass-fronted, the restaurant is a step in a new direction for Dipna, with the menu comprising of revisited classics on small plates; her well-loved and familiar curries alongside some new and unexpected menu items; and a grill that will serve tandoori lamb chops, salmon, chicken and paneer tikka, as well as lamb seekh kebab.

The restaurant will also serve traditional thalis and biryanis, with plant-based dishes and the best cuts of British meats ensuring an inclusive dining experience for all. Sides include her
famous masala fries, tadka coconut greens, kachumber salad and a zingy mango and feta salad, and for pudding: traditional favourites of rasmalai; gajar halwa and gulab jamun – fried
milk dough served hot and crispy in a cardamom sugar syrup.
In addition to the evening menu, there will also be a weekend brunch menu available on both Saturday & Sunday from 11am – 4pm. Highlights include the Desi English breakfast served
with Anda bhurji, bacon, sausages, mini naan, tadka beans, hash brown; Tandoori chicken tikka burger; and crushed and a bhurji paratha – Indian masala scrambled egg inside a Punjabi
tandoori paratha bread.



A concise list of Dipna’s favourite cocktails will also be on offer, such as The Sassy Lassi – a take on the much-loved lassi, with creamy tropical fruit cocktail with vanilla and caramel
notes, enhanced by spiced rum; and the Mohabbat Martini – a gin cocktail infused with cardamom and elderflower. These will sit amongst classic cocktails such as the Negroni,
Cosmopolitan and Mimosa and a range of non-alcoholic cocktails, such as Peach Spice Tea and Dola Re Dola – a robust, spiced cocktail made with non-alcoholic rum.

The restaurant has been designed to seamlessly host guests both day and night. Warm, oak parquet flooring is complemented by bountiful greenery suspended from the high, industrial
ceilings. Green, geometric marble tiling around the bar is juxtaposed by clean, neutral leatherbacked banquettes and moss-green seating on the mezzanine, and the entire front of the
restaurant is glass, bathing the tables in natural light.

Dipna Anand says, ‘I am so looking forward to opening my new restaurant in Unity Place. It has a completely different feel to my previous sites, but we’ll be serving some of my oldest
family recipes. We’ve developed some new dishes alongside our beloved classics, and have a mega grill that we’ll be firing up to char all our tikkas and chops on which is very exciting.
Unity Place has been amazing in supporting our discovery of new, local suppliers and producers, which allows us to be as planet-conscious as possible – and indeed continue our
journey of sustainability. We can’t wait to charge into action!’Rhodri Adrian, Account Director (Unity Place), Restaurant Associates added, ‘Dipna is the perfect partner for us, and we are so glad to be opening her newest venture in Unity Place.
She stands for a lot of our values, allowing us to forge a special and highly valued relationship with her. We are proud to be working with her on the new space and look forward to
supporting Dipna and her brilliant team in this new endeavour.’

Address: Unity Place, 200 Grafton Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1UP

Opening times:
Weds – Fri 4pm – 11pm
Sat 11 am – 11 pm
Sun 11am – 5pm



Dipna Anand
Dipna Anand is a Celebrity Chef who co-owns the famous ‘Brilliant Restaurant’ in Southall and has a restaurant in Milton Keynes at Unity Place, specialising in Punjabi cuisine with a few South Indian favourites, showcasing some of her grandfather’s recipe dating back to 65 years. Author of the ‘Beyond Brilliant’, ‘Dip in Brilliant’ and ‘Dipliciously Brilliant’ recipe books, Dipna guest lectures at The University of West London in the subject of Indian cooking and also runs her own School of Indian Cookery in West London. Dipna carries out food demos, pop-up chef events and is currently on a mission to teach the nation how to cook ‘real Indian Food’ with her TV show Dip In Kitchen as well as frequent appearances on James Martin’s Saturday Morning. Working alongside the Compass group as brand chef for their Punjabi food range, Dipna is now on the brink of creating her own ready meal range and special masala spices. The chef’s Brilliant Punjabi food range is available at selected events with Wembley OVO Arena, The O2, The ExCel London, Twickenham Rugby Stadium and Chelsea FC to name but a few. Her new curry trucks, under her Brilliant Punjabi brand can be seen at sporting events up and down the country where Dipna’s magic masala fries and butter chicken and pilau rice are creating a buzz with the crowds.

Unity Place, Milton Keynes
Unity Place is an exciting, new, state-of-the art co-working office and leisure space in Milton Keynes, owned by Santander UK and home to the bank’s Head Office. The brand-new building
opened in September 2023 and features cafés, street food vendors, a restaurant, retail outlets, an event space, as well as a Santander branch and work café open to the public, together with a co-working space for local businesses. Built with the environment and well-being in mind, design features have been incorporated throughout the building from rainwater harvesting, extensive solar panels, and prolific use of recycled materials. The building provides some great facilities for the local community as well as a new home for Santander and is just a short walk from Milton Keynes station.

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