A good Indian brasserie-style restaurant offering ground-floor grazing from quickly-produced dishes ideal for shoppers having a break during Oxford Street shopping (the restaurant is easy to find behind M & S).
An all-day ground floor offers quick mainly street food dishes such as 'Samosas'; 'Idl Sambar (steamed rice cakes); 'Palusu Chicken Curry'; 'Hakka Chili Paneer' (a fiery Indo Chinese speciality from Kolkata) and 'Railway Lamb Curry'.
An evenings only basement Dining Room - offers more elaboration, and a menu with two sections - consisting of Small & Large Plates. Both are concise, meaning food is fresh and turnover quick.
Many of the former are based are based on Indian street food - with dishes such as 'Bengali Crab & Fishcake'; 'Gilafi Seekh Kebab' and 'Aloo Tikki Chaat' (spiced potato cakes with Punjabi chickpeas) perhaps amongst the list.
Big plates work their way around the regions, and in winter might include 'Seasonal Greens Thoran' (Cochin mix of coconut & winter greens); 'Paneer Pasanda'; 'Chettinad Chicken'; Awadhi Lamb' (flavoured with rosewater & saffron) and 'Butter Chicken'.
A few puds might include 'Khubani ka Meetha' (spiced apricots with clotted malai cream) & 'Payasam' (fresh fruit with a South Indian saffron & almond custard).
Friendly service from an efficient young team.
- Food Style: Indian Cafe
- Lunch: all week 12.00-23.30; Street Kitchen dishes about £4 to £9; Dining Room mains about £12 to £17
- Dinner: all week 12.00-23.30; Street Kitchen dishes about £4 to £9; Dining Room mains about £12 to £17
- Seats: 70
- Wine: a concise list kicks off at about £20
- Wheelchair access: Street Kitchen only
- Nearest station: March Arch or Bond Street Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page