A smart Indian restaurant with TV celebrity chef Atul Kochar at the helm.
His dishes rely on carefully-sourced ingredients and some meals just include a hint of Indian spicing to what might be considered to be modern British dishes.
So starters such as 'Grilled Asparagus & Beetroot Salad tossed in Aged Balsamic'; 'Crisp Soft Shell Crab with Squid Salad'; 'Tandoor-roasted Quails in a Red Chili & Yoghurt Marinade' and 'Lamb, Chicken Tikka & King Prawn Kebab Platter' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Pan-fried Sea Bass with Tomatoes & Tamarind - South Indian style'; 'Free-range Spring Chicken marinated in Yoghurt, Ginger, Garlic & Red Chili'; 'Roast Romney Marsh Lamb on Rosemary & Garlic Chickpeas' and 'Sage-infused Vegetable Dumplings with Caramelised Onion Sauce'.
All the breads and sundry items are of a very high standard, while effort has been made to raise the desserts from the rather ice-cream-led variety so generally encountered.
So you might find 'Fennel Poached Braeburn Apple with Vanilla Ice Cream' and 'Mocha Pannacotta with Mango & Passion Fruit Jelly' there to tempt you.
Their set prices menus offer the best value, as there have been complaints of sky high results if you choose from the carte - with 'needing a mortgage' type results if you're not careful - plus service not in the league of these prices.
- Food Style: Modern Indian
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30, set L £29 (2 courses), £35 (3 courses); mains about £24 to £36
- Dinner: all week, 17.30-23.00 (Sun 18.00-22.30); set D between 17.30 & 18.30 £35 (2 courses), £35 (3 courses); mains about £24 to £36; Tasting Menu £82
- Seats: 150, plus 15 outside
- Wine: an interesting list kicks off at around £28
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Green Park or Bond Street Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: all Sun, 24th to 27th Dec, 1st Jan, Bank Holidays