2021 Small Business of the Year

London’s Pub & Grill (Artesia)

Raj Patel’s family moved to the US in 1985 from Preston, England. They made their way to Artesia, California in 1989 where they put down roots and started their now world famous restaurant, Surati Farsan Mart. Raj basically grew up in that restaurant. His parents were hard workers and dedicated to the family business. Even though both of his parents have passed, he continues their legacy of running the restaurant in a hands-on way. He expanded the family business with a location in San Diego and his new venture London’s Pub and Grill also located in Artesia. “The Pub” as many of the regulars call it, is a full service restaurant and bar serving traditional British dishes, Indian specialties, American fare, and a fusion of all. Since its opening in late 2015, Raj has continued to serve customers, support the community with fundraising and hosting charity events, and donating meals frequently. His passion and dedication have contributed to his success and will continue to drive his new ventures.