Chakra Address: 157-159 Notting Hill Gate
Notting Hill, W11 3LF. Tel: 020 7229 2115 Nearest Tube: Notting Hill Gate Open: Lunch 12.00-3.00pm Daily. Dinner 6.00-11.00 Mon-Sat, 6.00pm-10.30pm Sun. Price:
Main courses 7.95-22.50. Weekend Lunch offer from 16.95. Set Dinner 4 courses 60. Description: Noted Indian Chef Andy Varma has brought classical royal Indian cooking of the days of the Raj from Lucknow and the more rustic cooking of the Punjab from Chelsea where he formerly ran the Vama, to add to the growing culinary joys of dining out in Notting Hill and Queensway. Cosy bohemian ambiance in comfortable setting. Private parties and events catered for.Best New Restaurant 2012 Award.Outstanding.
Veeraswammy Address: Victory House, 99-101 Regent Street, London, W1B 4RS - Tel: 020 7734 140. Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Open: Lunch 12.30-2.30pm. dinner 6.00-10.00pm. Price:
3 course Lunch with wine from 38. 3 course Dinner with wine from 65. Description: The iconic granddaddy of them all, opened in 1926 during the days of Empire and the Raj. It has been spruced up with an exotic dcor and lighting, and the classic menu of regional dishes enlarged and given an innovative touch since I was first taken there as a small boy over 70 years ago. Grab a seat overlooking the dramatic view of Regent Street if you are lunching there or relax and enjoy the opulent setting in the evening. Private dining rooms available. Strongly recommended.
Cinnamon Soho & Cocktail Bar Address: 5 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PF Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus Open: . Price: Main courses from 12. Set lunch 15 or 18. Description: One of two successful spin offs from the famed Cinnamon Club but with more relaxed and casual ambiance. Restaurant offers modern Indian cooking downstairs. Bar and informal dining upstairs. Recommended.
Chetinad Address: 16 Percy Street | Soho, W1T 1DT. Tel: 020 35561229. Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus. Open: Lunch 12.00-3.330pm Mon-Sat. Dinner 5.30pm-11.00pm Tues-Sun.. Price:
Courses From 3-20. Description: Excellent southern Indian cooking and good service at very reasonable prices in this unpretentious no-frills Soho restaurant. No website. Recommended.
Moti Mahal Address: 45 Great Queen Street,
WC2B 5AA. Tel: 020 7240 9329. Nearest Tube: Covent Garden. Open: Lunch 12.00-3.00pm Mon-Fri. Dinner 5.30pm-11.00pm Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. Price:
9-28. Set Lunch 15. Set Dinner 23. Set Vegetarian 43. Tasting Menu 49. Description: Quality Indian cooking, attentive staff and immaculate dcor as one might expect from the Moti Mahal group. Recommended.
Red Fort Address: 77 Dean street, Soho, W1D 3SH. Tel: 020 7437 2525. Open: Mon-Fri 12pm-2,30pm. Daily 5.30pm-11.30pm. Price: Set Lunch/Pre-Theatre 15-18. Tasting Menu 49 plus wine. Nearest Tube: Leicester Square; Tottenham Court Road. Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes. Description: As you might expect from an award winning restaurant named after the historic Red Fort of Delhi that was the residence of the Mughal emperors,this is London's acclaimed center for Mughal court cooking. Try specialties like 'Scottish lobster with saffron, garlic, cinnamon and nutmeg', Jumbo Prawns marinated with saffron, chilli and garlic', or flame grilled kebabs. Over twenty different breads baked to order in its Tandoor ovens and a great selection of homemade chutneys to accompany the popular Indian grills. Smart decor. Reservations essential. Recommended.
Knightsbridge & Chelsea
Painted Heron Address: 112 Cheyne Walk
SW10 0DJ. Tel:
20 51 5232. Nearest Tube: Sloane Square then bus 11, 22. Open: 6.00pm-11.00 pm, Mon-Fri;11.00am-11.00pm Sat/Sun.. Price: Set Brunch 20. Dinner 25 plus or set meal of 6 courses 45. Description: Interesting and creative menu with a number of unusual dishes. Helpful service in intimate surroundings makes for a memorable evening a deux. 3 course set brunch is good value. Recommended.
Amaya Address:Halkin Arcade, Knightsbridge, SW1 8JT. Tel: 020 7823 1166 Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge. Open: 6.30-11.30pm Mon-Sat; 12.45-2.45pm,
6.30-10.30pm Suns. Price:
Lunch 25. Dinner 50 plus. Description: Smart venue and pricey, as might be expected in Knightsbridge. Great for Tandoor, Sigri and Tawa grills, cooked before your eyes.
Chutney Mary Address: 535 King's Road, Fulham, SW10 0SZ.Tel: 020 7351 3113 Nearest Tube: Fulham Broadway. Open: Lunch 12.30-2.45pm Sat/Sun only; Dinner 6.30-11.15 Mon-Sat. 6.30-10.15 Sun. Price:
Lunch 24. Dinner 30 plus. Description: Recent reports suggest that it is living on its laurels since it opened in 1990 as an award winning Indian restaurant. Venue and ambiance is delightful however, with its celebrated conservatory, palm lined walls and hanging baskets of flowers. Sibling to Veeraswamy and Amaya.
Cinnamon Kitchen & Anise Cocktail Bar Address: 9 Devonshire Square
EC2M 4YL. Tel: 020 36417972. Nearest Tube:Liverpool Street. Open: Bar 11.00-midnight Mon-Fri; 6pm-midnight Sat. Breakfast 7.00am-9.00am; Lunch 12.00-3.00pm Mon-Fri. Dinner 6.00pm-10.30pm Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. Price: Main courses from 12. Set lunch 15 or 18. Description: One of two successful spin-offs from the famed Cinnamon Club but with more relaxed and casual ambiance. Enjoy a cocktail and spicy Indian snack in the Anise next door, before dining.Recommended.