This ever popular venue showed one of its trump cards by being open all day on a Bank Holiday (as are all within the chain) and as usual, no reservations taken after 6pm meaning drop in only. There was quite a queue as the weather was good, but within the wait, it was nice to see that sherry and chai tea was being offered to those waiting in line – a very nice touch. The food on this occasion was thankfully on better form than the previous visit with some pleasing options as usual within an absolutely buzzing atmosphere. If you haven’t tried the pistachio kulfi dessert and you are a fan of milk-flavoured lollies that have an almost condensed milk quality, you need to get in to here and try one quite soon.
Food Grade: 64%
The coconut milk and spiced rum cocktails were absolutely divine and the main dishes continue to have a wonderful comfort feel to them. Some of these dishes on this occasion that friends had, I had already done at Dishoom King’s Cross, but I hadn’t done the absolutely superb Behl (Puffed rice, Bombay Mix and nylon sev tossed with fresh pomegranate, tomato, onion, lime, tamarind, mint), raita for the spicey chili cheese naan bread in to (to cool it down beautfully) and the creamy milk-based ice cream Kuhli stick in different flavours (pistachio and mango) – these were all simply outstanding.
I now like this chain so much I simply have to do the last one (Covent Garden) and I have to do the bacon naan roll for breakfast, so will time it so that I can squeeze in just before the end of breakfast and spill in to the lunch menu. Looking forward to this already.