Tag: Indian Food

Moksha Indian restaurant: London


Moksha 216 Kingston Road New Malden KT3 RJ Tel: 020 8949 2211   Hindu philosophy is full of wise words and Moksha seems to be one of them. In Sanskrit it looks like this: मोक्ष, mokṣa, also called vimoksha, vimukti and mukti, is a term in Hinduism and Hindu philosophy which refers to various forms

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Simply Indian


Simply Indian 25 Tabard Street London SE1 4LA Tel: 020 7407 5005   Simply Indian I’m told has been there for years, quietly turning out authentic Indian cooking in Bermondsey. The first thing I noticed when arrived ahead of M my companion for the evening is that it’s small, very small. The bring your own

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Inito – London


Inito 31 Bell Lane Whitechapel London E1 7LA Tel: 020 7247 7145    Tucked away in the tiny streets of old Whitechapel sits a worthy homage to Indian street food, Inito. With a very on trend interior of modern industrial fused with retro Indian, long benches and produce on display this is a kaleidoscope of

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Girl dancing Sega

Mauritius An island of dreams   It might only be a tiny speck in the Indian Ocean but Mauritius is no lightweight when it comes to having fun. Lying between Africa and India with its nearest significant neighbour Madagascar some 2000 km away it is fair to say it has it’s own identity albeit made

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Babur – London

Scallops 2

Babur 119 Brockley Rise London SE23 1JP Tel: 020 8291 2400 Before I start this review I must make a confession. Babur is my go to local Indian restaurant I have eaten there many times and never had an unpleasant plate of food. It sits in no man’s land between Honor Oak and Brockley and

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The Ambrette – Canterbury

Pickled Pear

The Ambrette 14-15 Beer Cart Lane Canterbury Kent CT1 2NY Tel: 01227 200 777   This is the third branch of chef patron Dev Biswal’s expanding empire and is set to be the flagship. Located in the delightfully named Beer Cart Lane not far from the high street it is spacious and with beautifully designed

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Little Kahuna – Newquay


Little Kahuna 4a Crantock Street Newquay Cornwall TR7 1JS Tel: 01637 850440 There is a change in the air in Newquay a change for the culinary good. I spent a few days camping near Newquay earlier this month and was pleasantly surprised to find this old seaside town has had a new lease of life.

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Lal Bagh – Hertfordshire

Chilli and Garlic Nan

Lal Bagh 7 Chalk Hill Bushey Hertfordshire WD19 4BL Tel: 01923 224405   Bushey is not far from Watford it’s a quiet backwater with lots of countryside around it.  We found ourselves there recently early on a Saturday evening, hungry and cold.  The restaurant was open early and in we went.  Almost straight away the

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India Per Se

Cottage Cheese

India Per Se 4-6 Northways Parade  Finchley Road  Swiss Cottage London NW3 5EN Tel: 020 7722 0606   India Per Se is a little gem.  There, I’ve said it right at the beginning.  This is one of my new favourite tip-top Indian restaurants anywhere.  Yes, it’s that good.  With executive chef Saurav Nath, from a

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The Duke of Norfolk

Tiffin Box open

The Duke of Norfolk 113 – 114 Western Rd Brighton  East Sussex  BN1 2AB Tel: 01273 733245 I am sitting in The Duke of Norfolk with some other writers and bloggers discussing the exact location of this pub.  When I say exact location I mean that there is some disagreement about whether it is in

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Mango Lounge – Windsor

Chilli Scallops

Mango Lounge 9 Datchet Road Windsor SL4 1QB Tel: 01753 855576 There are approximately 110 restaurants in Windsor, in my view this is one of the finest.  Many years ago I lived in Windsor and was constantly disappointed by the predictable tourist options.  It seemed that looking onto the castle and charging a lot were

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Indian Summer

Samosa Chaat | Neil Hennessy-Vass

Only on the train from London to Brighton do you begin to realise that it would be really good to live in Brighton. The commuter towns slip past the window after the grime and slime of London’s dirty streets, yes it’s to the seaside that I’m bound.

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Salaam Namaste

Photo: © Neil Hennessy-Vass

Salaam Namaste   68 Millman Street Bloomsbury London WC1N 3EF Tel: 020 7405 3697       What hits you first is the wonderful aroma, a kind of instant initiation to all things beautiful in Indian cooking, spices, herbs, garlic, onions all perfectly blended.  I could have stood there on the threshold for hours just

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Indian Essence

Seared Scallops. Photo: © Neil Hennessy-Vass

Indian Essence   176 – 178 Petts Wood Road Petts Wood Kent BR5 1LG   Tel: 01689 838 700     Petts Wood is one of those places that grew rapidly after a train station was built.  Quite a gamble in its day, but a hundred years ago it expanded nicely into one of London’s

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Simply Indian

Chicken Takizee © Neil Hennessy-Vass

Chicken Takizee Simply Indian   Fenn House High Street, Wadhurst East Sussex TN5 6AJ Tel: 01892 782 051 Quintessentially English is the setting for Simply Indian.  Incongruous?  No not at all.  A nation that holds chicken tikka mossala dear to its heart as its favourite dish should surely endorse food created to this standard.  Wadhurst

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