Welcome to Atithi

Reservation Line: 01904655205

Email ID: atithiyork@gmail.com

To All,
I am Amar Singh Rajput, Chef of Atithi.

‘Atithi’ means guest, the word is taken from an ancient Sanskrit verse ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ which simply means – consider the guest as God. Atithi Devo Bhava prescribes a dynamic of the host-guest relationship. My team and I thrive to run Atithi on this belief, by providing our guest with authentically prepared contemporary Indian food with an amiable and efficient service.

I was born in Gujarat my family has been part of the hospitality business, running successfully for over 25 years. I began my culinary journey by joining Institute of Hotel Management run by Taj Group of Hotels. I gained extensive experience and knowledge under experienced teachers and chefs. I then moved on to work in some of the most prestigious Hotels and Restaurants in India and the UK, to mention a few, The Taj Mahal Mumbai, JW Marriott, Ramada, Crown Plaza and Renaissance. These establishments also gave me an opportunity to cook and serve for State Dinner, under supervision of Chef Hemant Oberoi.

I came to Manchester, United Kingdom in 2008 to pursue Master’s in Hospitality Management. After completing my honors, I worked with many hotels in the UK, and then opened my first ownership Indian restaurant in York, named as “Masala Craft”. After success with Masala Craft, we are re-branding ourselves as “Atithi” – Contemporary Indian Restaurant.

Immense hard work has been taken to ensure our menu reflects the full diversity and vibrancy of Indian cuisine with a contemporary style.I hope you enjoy the food & drinks the same way we enjoy cooking and serving it for you.

I look forward to welcome you all at Atithi.

Amar Singh Rajput


  • We came upon this lovely quaint restaurant on a day trip to York.
    The food was wonderful. Service was impeccable.
    Unfortunately after leaving, not realizing until on the train to Skipton! We had left our shopping.
    Thankfully the restaurant posted back to us free of charge! Now that’s service for you!
    THANK YOU Atithi much appreciated.
    We will definitely return the next time we are in York.


  • Came to York for the weekend and thought of trying out this contemporary Indian restaurant which stood out in style . We were not disappointed! This restaurant ticks all the boxes , with a convenient location, friendly vibe and above all the best Indian food in York! If you’re looking for the finest Indian food , Atithi is the place to be .
    Hands down the best in York!


  • I dined at Atithi with my fiance for a special occasion and we spend an excellent evening. We were greeted warmly and guided us through the menu. The thoughtfully designed menu includes both contemporary and traditional dishes. The food was delicious, and I only wish that we could have had room for three courses. Excellent value for money and the atmosphere is hard to match! Definitely, the best curry house in town! Bon appétit a vous!