How Does A Restaurant Earn 5 Stars?


Here at Royal Nawaab we pride yourself on our 5-star food and service. But a lot goes on behind the scenes to ensure that our service is impeccable and our food delicious, each and every day.

This is no small feat, and it takes a lot of effort from our team members to maintain our high standards. There are a number of ways that restaurants in the UK are judged in order to be awarded the coveted 5 stars, but what are they?

Stars are awarded to restaurants for the quality of their cuisine and beverages, their presentation, their service, atmosphere, luxury, hospitality, value etc. Depending on where you look you can find reviews for all of these things separately, or a restaurant can simply be given an overall rating, taking into account all the separate aspects of the restaurant and giving the entire experience a rating out of 5 stars, with 1 being the lowest rating and 5 being the highest.

A five-star restaurant can be considered the best restaurant, a four-star rated can be seen as very good, three good, two poor and one or zero stars probably indicates a restaurant you may want to avoid.

The star ratings have been popularised over the years by a number of famous restaurant reviewing platforms, including The Michelin system, who award stars for exceptional food; food that is said to be so noteworthy that it is worthwhile taking a trip to the country that restaurant resides in simply to taste the food. Whilst Michelin stars are considered the highest award a restaurant can achieve in the world, there are other platforms that operate with separate rating systems, more in tune with the average diner.

Our restaurant in London has been awarded five stars from a number of restaurant reviewers, as well as receiving a number of food awards over the years for consistently producing quality Pakistani and Indian cuisine, including ‘Best Buffet Restaurant’.