Find this plush restaurant, in a converted bank, opposite KensingtonPalace. The dining room tries to depict the flavour of India during the colonial era.
They are particularly proud of their home-smoked salmon and lamb rogan josh (which is made from a shank of Herdwick lamb.
Starters include 'Dhungar Machli Tikka' (spiced smoked salmon kebab); 'Tandoori Chicken Tikka' and 'Malai Milan' (a platter of cheese dishes, including crispy paneer and Stilton cheese).
Maybe follow with the likes of 'Resari Jalpari' (tandoori monkfish and curry leaf risotto); 'Hara Mirch Murg' (spicy chicken with spinach and watercress) or a 'Grilled Gressingham Duck Breast in a rich Black Lentil Sauce with Celeriac and Parsley Mash'.
Desserts are a cut above what's normally offered in an Indian restaurant - perhaps including 'Trio of Crème Brulée' (pistachio, rosewater & vanilla and passion fruit); 'Tandoori Saffron Pineapple' and Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Friendly, helpful service.
- Food Style: Modern Indian
- Lunch: Tues-Sun, 12.00-14.45; set L £12 (1 course), £18.50 (2 courses), £22.50 (3 courses); mains £17 to £26
- Dinner: all week, 18.00-22.45 (Sun 21.45); Gourmet set D £62 to £99 (incl. wine); Tasting Menu £47, £76 including wine; mains £17 to £26
- Seats: 80
- Wine: a good list covers the world and kicks off in the low £20's, there are also plenty of offerings by the glass
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Kensington High Street Underground
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page - opposite Kensington Palace
- Parking: Street parking or NCP
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec, 1st Jan
- Air conditioned