Indian Summer: London’s Hotspots For Indian Food This Holiday Season
As warmer weather intermittently graces the hotly debatable holiday season in Britain, also known as summer in most parts of the world, there are a plethora of Indian feasts popping up in London. Guaranteed to set the taste buds tingling, here is a shortlist of where to kick back and enjoy a luxurious slice of your very own Indian summer:
Carom Soho’s Spice Garden: Following a fire at its permanent venue, Carom Soho has set up its fragrant riverside site at Butlers Wharf Chop House. Sip a Passionfuit and Cardamom Mojito while tucking into chef Vishnu Natarajan’s menu featuring Hand Dived King Scallop Roasted in Shell with Pepper & Chilli, Tandoori Salt and Chilli Spiced Corn on the Cob, Carom’s Signature Chicken Biryani and Keralan Allepey Prawn Curry against a spectacular view of the Tower of London.
Stellar Art Foundation at Moti Mahal: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the London-based outpost of Delhi’s famous Moti Mahal restaurant has something for the art connoisseur in every Indian food lover. It has collaborated with Stellar Art Foundation to showcase a rare tryptic of three pieces by internationally acclaimed Indian artists MF Husain, Paresh Maity and Jayasri Burman. Watch chef Anirudh Arora and his team deftly work the tandoor as you enjoy their very own GTR Craft Ale and gin, with hints of mango and chilli. The Peshawari Lamb Chops and Soft Shell Crabs served with prawn pickle are a must try on the menu.
Gaylord Restaurant, 50th Anniversary menu: This restaurant is the outpost of the popular Kwality chain of restaurants in India and a bastion of traditional North Indian restaurant food, like you would eat in the homeland itself. Gearing up for its 50th Anniversary, the restaurant has a revamped menu featuring the evergreen classics like Dal Bukhara, creamy black lentils, and Pindi Cholay, melt-in-the-mouth chickpeas, alongside newer offerings like Gol Gappas, a classic round crispy street food stuffed with spicy mashed potato, served with a grey goose chaser.
If the weather doesn’t warm you up, the food is most certainly going to transport you to warmer climes.