An excellent and comfortable Indian restaurant, with top-chef Udit Sarkhel (ex. of Sarkhel's in SW18, and Bombay Brasserie) in charge of the kitchen.
Dishes are based on North Indian traditions, but although many names might be familiar, they are cooked to a standard not often encountered; they are also helpfully starred by 'heat'.
So expect the likes of 'Onion Pakora'; 'Calcutta Vegetable Chop'; 'Karwari Prawns' (lightly-coated in semolina & spices, with a garlic & coconut dipping sauce) and 'Chilli Garlic Chicken' amongst the starters.
'Sai Bhaji' (Sindhi spinach greens with aubergines, potatoes & red pumpkin, flavoured with dill & tamarind); 'Hakka Garlic Prawns'; 'Bengali or Sri Lankan Fish Stews'; 'Chicken Tikka Masala' and 'Lamb Rogan Josh' listed in the mains.
Accompaniments maintain the high standard.
A few token puds include good Ice Cream and an Indian Sweet Platter.
Service, under the guiding eye of proprietor Radhika Verma is excellent.
- Food Style: Indian
- Lunch: Sun Buffet 12.00-15.00, £13.99 adults, £8.99 children up to 11 years; (cookery demonstrations each Sat 12.00-15.00)
- Dinner: Tues-Thurs 18.00-22.00, Fri & Sat 18.00-22.30, Sun 18.00-22.00; mains around £9 to £15
- Wine: a concise list kicks off around the £13 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, for Sunday lunch buffet
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Mortlake Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned