Find this smart restaurant, specialising in Modern Indian cuisine, just opposite the house boats, close to Battersea Bridge. The dining rooms are decorated with contemporary British art, and make a romantic setting - partly through clever lighting, and partly as they overlook a secluded courtyard; which is used for dining during warmer months.
The dishes offered would be unrecognisable in your local takeaway. Starters include the likes of 'Black Tiger Prawns, tandoori-roasted, served with a Rhubarb marinade'; 'Salad of Crispy Baby Squids, Octopus and Prawns with Wild Garlic and pounded Chickpeas' and 'Rabbit Tikka with Chickpea Flour and Fenugreek'.
Mains, possibly 'Monkfish Tail, Tandoor-Grilled, with Green Chilis and Garlic'; 'Pigeon Breasts in Wild Mushroom and Warm Masala Lassi Sauce' and 'Lamb Shank roasted in Tandoori Spices and served with a Spicy Oxtail Broth'.
Although Kulfi's etc. are on offer, the selection of desserts is larger than normally experienced in Indian restaurants - both ' Carrot Halva in Tamarind Chutney Pancake and a Rose Petal Sauce' and 'Indian Bread and Butter Pudding with Saffron and Nuts' receiving praise.
- Food Style: Modern Indian
- Lunch: Sun-Fri, 12.00-14.30; set L £32.00; mains £12.50 to £20.50
- Dinner: all week, 18.30-22.30; set D £32.00; mains £12.50 to £20.50
- Seats: 75, plus 20 outside
- Wine: a concise list kicks off at £18, and is backed up by good lager-type beers
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Sloane Square (15-20 minutes walk, or take a No.19 bus)
- Directions: on the river, facing the house boats. See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: L Sat, some Bank Holidays, 25th & 26th Dec, 1st Jan
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating