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Dinner at Benares with Les Vignobles Foncalieu

An invitation to indulge in an intriguing assortment of Les Vignobles Foncalieu wines at one of London’s haut-est Indian restaurants turned out to be a memorably delicious dining (and drinking) experience. Continue reading

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Moreishly Modern Indian Cuisine at Grand Trunk Road, South Woodford

As its name suggests, Grand Trunk Road celebrates the ancient trade route from “Kabul to Kolkata” through a wealth of South Asian regional dishes (and emphasis on Chef Sharma’s Northern Indian roots). Continue reading

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Holi Celebrations Return to Cinnamon Kitchen

Now in its fourth year, House of Holi at Cinnamon Kitchen is now open to the public with a purpose-built pod set up outside the restaurant in Devonshire Square where willing participants can let loose with paint throwing festivities that mark Holi, the Indian festival of colour. Continue reading

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Win the Complete Range of Vini & Bal’s Rustic Indian Curry Sauces

Feeling saucy? Yeah, me too. How about lucky? Then stick around for your chance to win the full range of rustic Indian curry sauces from Vini & Bal’s. Continue reading

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Dabba Mania Lunch Menu at Talli Joe

Modern Indian restaurant, Talli Joe, has been near the top of my list of hot spots to visit since it opened about a year ago. My tight schedule and the restaurant’s popularity (book ahead for weekend evenings!) made that tougher than usually for slipping in for a meal. But an invitation to preview its new Dabba Mania lunch menu presented an ideal opportunity finally for me to have a taste. And it was definitely worth the wait. Continue reading

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Cinnamon Bazaar

About a month old but well on its way to super scrumptious stardom, Chef Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Bazaar near Covent Garden is a smart place for a full-flavoured meal. And with a bar boasting a list of signature cocktails created with master mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, it’s a clever destination for drinks as well. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants of 2016

The London Dining scene of 2016 seemed markedly better that that of the past couple of years before it. But maybe that’s more reflective of me and my reasons and opportunities to eat out. Continue reading

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Win 2 Free Tix to #DeepSouthFarEast Pop-Up

Exciting! Tickets to #DeepSouthFarEast – my pop-up team up with Malaysian Home Cooking chef Vi Vian Woo at the Ninth Ward bar in Clerkenwell – are selling fast. But check it out: The friendly folks at Tabl, have two tix set aside to give away for free. Continue reading

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#DeepSouthFarEast Supper Club | 10X10 with tikichris

Next on the roster of 10 events to mark my decade in blogging, is another tasty team up. This time round, I’m collaborating with one of my favourite supper club chefs, Malaysian Home Cooking superstar Vi Vian Woo! Together, Ms … Continue reading

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Asher’s Africana Restaurant, Ealing Road, Wembley

A minimalist’s dream and a vegetarian’s delight (especially if either is on a tight budget), Asher’s Africana is a smart spot to keep in mind for a tasty and wholesome meal on the cheap. Continue reading

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Co-Hosting a Luau with That Hungry Chef | 10X10 with tikichris

A full flavoured Polynesian BBQ with a spicy South Asian kick – this festive fusion of cultures promises guests the chance to experience an array of exotic dishes made with tropical spirit and fine dining finesse. Continue reading

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Chai Ki Monday Mash-Up with Beavertown Brewery

Canary Wharf modern Indian restaurant, Chai Ki, has launched a series of Monday Mash-Up special events pairing London brewed craft beers with dishes from its Chai Ki Toddy Shop bar menu. Kicking things off is a “Guerrilla Craft Beer” experiment highlighting a range of beers from Beavertown Brewery. Continue reading

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House of Holi Brings the Vivid Back to Cinnamon Kitchen

Still one of my preferred London restaurants, my impression of Chef Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Kitchen has been favourably coloured by my House of Holi experience. Continue reading

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Gunpowder Brings Indian Family Recipes to its Spitalfields Table

With a “made to share” menu based on family recipes collected by Founder Harneet Baweja and Head Chef Nirmal Save, this small and cosy Spitalfields eatery sits just a block from Brick Lane. But don’t expect to get your balti fix here. Come to Gunpowder for hearty eats backed with sophisticated heat. Continue reading

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That Hungry Chef Supper Club

I don’t attend all that many supper clubs and can recall more mediocre or actually disastrous experiences at them than list any exemplary clubs doing anything all that interesting. However, I still love the concept and when it works it’s a wonderful way to dine. So, it is with pleasure that I recommend the delicious and convivial dining on offer by That Hungry Chef. Continue reading

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#PukkaPimms Pop-Up Curry House – Saturday 6 December, Bethnal Green Road

A cold winter’s night, a warming spicy curry … and a refreshing glass of Pimm’s and lemonade? Wha … ? Believe it or not, these elements come to together in a moreishly complimentary way as I discovered last night at a preview of the #PukkaPimms pop-up restaurant near the ‘top end’ of Bethnal Green Road. Not sure such a mix would actually go down well? Find out for yourself this weekend when the pop-up opens to the public with celebrity Hardeep Singh Kohli as front of house. Continue reading

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Good Stuff … from the World of Zing

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s my latest list of top things to see, sip or savour. This time round I’d like to share with you some especially spicy recs that I came across at the recent launch of World of Zing, the UK’s first “Contemporary Food & Drink Emporium, bringing together produce from some of the UK’s most exciting flavour experts!” More info at worldofzing.com. Continue reading

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Win an Assortment of Vini & Bal’s Rustic Indian Curry Sauces – Fresh is Best!

Vini & Bal’s award winning curry sauces are fresh, chilled, nutritious and healthy. They’re super yummy too and full of rustic Indian flavour. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s a chance to win a goodie bag of Vini & Bal’s sauces and have a taste for yourself! Continue reading

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Daawat Indian Restaurant at the Strand Palace Hotel

Presenting tried and true South Asian comfort food on the Strand and just down the street from Covent Garden, Daawat Indian restaurant at the four star (and recently renovated) Strand Palace Hotel is a smart choice when you’re on the go and seeking a satisfying meal. Continue reading

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Curry for Change Menu for Charity at Cinnamon Kitchen (CDCLifestyle)

A new promotion for a good cause is on now and running throughout June at Cinnamon Kitchen near Liverpool Street station. The offer – three courses and a cocktail for only £29 – sees a donation of £5 going to the Find Your Feet charity as part of its current Curry for Change campaign. Continue reading

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Soho’s Best Indian Restaurants (OneTravel)

Perhaps nowhere in London is the variety of restaurants and dining options as varied as in Soho, the compact and social heart of this sprawling city. Even once you’ve decided on what type of food you’re keen to enjoy, going out to eat in Soho brings with it tough decisions. Continue reading

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New Menu at Salaam Namaste, Bloomsbury

I’ve been on a bit of a curry kick lately, trying out a bunch of Indian restaurants around town and having a great time doing so. South Asian cooking is the sort of food that once I get a taste of I start craving for more and more. So when the invite came to have a taste of the new menu “combining Indian culinary traditions with more diverse and progressive recipes” created by Chef Patron Sabir Karim, I was keen. Continue reading

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Spring into a Great Soho Supper at Carom Pan-Indian Restaurant

Kemey and I were treated to a delicious meal over the weekend at pan-Indian restaurant Carom at Meza. Based on past experiences, I figured we were in for a more than decent dinner when I made the reservation, but expectations were exceeded and both of us came away glad to add one more reliably good and centrally located restaurant to our list of quality venues worth keeping in mind. Continue reading

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Imli Street: Renamed, Revamped and Reopened

Soho Indian restaurant, Imli, goes “street” to keep up with the competition. Is it any better than before and worth actually coming in off the street for a taste of the new menu? Continue reading

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Sophisticated Indian Flavours at Zaika (CDCLifestyle)

Dishes are as attractively presented as the setting and taste just as gorgeous. Head chef Navin Prasad’s kitchen delivers refined and delicate dishes that nonetheless check the boxes for filling and yummy. Continue reading

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Sophisticated Indian Flavours at Zaika Restaurant, London (OneTravel)

Head chef Navin Prasad’s kitchen delivers refined and delicate dishes that nonetheless check the boxes for filling and yummy. Case in point is the hearty yet dainty starter, pan-seared spiced scallops with sautéed cavolo nero and pumpkin sauce. Equally delicious, a main course of king prawns simmered in a rich coconut cream sauce flavoured with lime leaf proves curry prowess and gourmet subtly needn’t be mutually exclusive attributes. Continue reading

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Sophisticated Indian Flavours at Zaika, Kensington High Street

Dishes are as attractively presented as the setting and taste just as gorgeous. Head chef Navin Prasad’s kitchen delivers refined and delicate dishes that nonetheless check the boxes for filling and yummy. Continue reading

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Recipe: Monkfish Biryani

As mentioned last week, I had a lot of fun attending a recent Curry Club at pan Indian restaurant and lounge, Carom, in Soho. As I also wrote in last week’s post, I learned a great recipe for a tasty … Continue reading

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Carom Curry Club with Green Saffron Basmati Rice

Last week (back when it wasn’t already October!), I attended a rice masterclass at pan Indian restaurant and lounge, Carom. The class was part of their monthly Curry Club and the theme was vintage rice. I learned a lot. Mainly … Continue reading

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London Food & Drink News: 1 March 2012 (Londonist)

London Food & Drink News: 1 March 2012 Londonist, March  1, 2012 at 14:45 pm Intriguing bars, a new Broadway Market eatery and a few yummy ways to celebrate Holi. READ MY COMPLETE POST: London Food & Drink News: 1 March … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Dishoom’s Chowpatty Beach Hits Southbank (Londonist)

In Pictures: Dishoom’s Chowpatty Beach Hits Southbank Londonist, May 13, 2011 at 15:30 pm Cool cocktails with Indian spice (Londonist particularly approves of the Bombay Pimm’s – Pimm’s, Saffron gin, pomegranate, orange, mint and ginger beer – but like all the … Continue reading

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Chefspective: Prahlad Hegde, Executive Chef at Bombay Brasserie (Londonist)

Chefspective: Prahlad Hegde, Executive Chef at Bombay Brasserie Londonist, March 3, 2011 at 13:30 pm Long time Executive Chef at the well established Bombay Brasserie, Prahlad Hegde recently chatted with Londonist about his career with his Kensington based Indian fine … Continue reading

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New Tandoori Lunch Menu at Imli (Londonist)

New Tandoori Lunch Menu at Imli Londonist, October 26, 2010 12:15 PM Executive Chef Samir Sadekar and co have introduced a new range of tandoori dishes this autumn to complement their menu of “Indian tapas”. Londonist was invited round for a … Continue reading

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Chefspective: Vivek Singh, Executive Chef @ Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen (Londonist)

Chefspective: Vivek Singh, Executive Chef @ Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen Londonist, September 24, 2010 2:00 PM Londonist has been an appreciative fan of Executive Chef Vivek Singh since reviewing his Anglo-Indian brekkie menu little more than a year ago. His … Continue reading

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Armagnac and Curry: Hey, Why Not? (Qype does London)

Armagnac and Curry: Hey, Why Not? Qype does London, September 9th 2010 Of course, pairing food with liquor is a bit bizarre – and for the most part doesn’t seem to work – but there were a few highlights to … Continue reading

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