Mahmud Zaman joins James Martin & Judy Joo as the Latest Casino Chef

Few people are presented with an opportunity to fulfil a lifelong ambition; Mahmud Zaman is an exception to the rule as he launches his own restaurant – ZAMAN – at The Sportsman Casino in Marble Arch, London.

Whereas the number of restaurants led by big-name chefs in hotels has become the norm, the opening of ZAMAN marks the development of this idea in the UK casino industry.  Chef Zaman is part of London Clubs International’s roster of chefs including James Martin  at The Leeds Kitchen and Iron Chef’s Judy Joo at the Playboy Club London.

Having first arrived in England in 1992 from a small village in North East Bangladesh, Zaman began his career as a kitchen-hand at The Sportsman and worked his way up to Head Chef. Zaman’s taste for different cuisines led to the development of an international gourmet menu which earned the restaurant a Gold Award from Top Table in 2009 and the opportunity to lead the restaurant under his own name.

Chef Zaman said: “I am incredibly proud to have realised my dream. There’s no limit or boundary to what you can do with food, you can always take a new approach or use a new technique or add a new flavour.”

The ZAMAN Restaurant offers European and Middle Eastern fusion cuisine. Pan Fried Fillet of Salmon with Crab Croquettes, Razor Clam and Lemon Emulsion, Char-grilled Marinated Chicken Breast served with Tomato and Black Olive Tapenade with Rocket Risotto and the Milky Chocolate Cheesecake with Banana Ice-Cream are just some of the menu’s most popular dishes.

Providing a haven from the bustle of Oxford Street, the restaurant stretches across 200 sq feet and is divided into a dining room and lounge area and bar.

Zaman Restaurant is proud to be part of the Food for Thought programme. Just 99p added to your bill buys a tree to offset the carbon footprint of your meal.

Opening Hours: is open every day between 6pm and 11.45pm.

Address: The Sportsman Casino, Old Quebec Street, London W1H 7AF

Tel: +44 203 627 0696 

We are sticking our chips on Mahmud Zaman.

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