Book Review : Reza’s Indian Spice

Indian food always seemed really complicated to me. All the recipes have so many ingredients and sometimes so many processes. But in the last few years, I have found several recipe books that simplify this so much and am happy to say that I am no longer daunted. Reza’s Indian Spice is a new cookbook by Reza Mahammad with his Indian recipes adapted for Western cooks. (it’s on sale at… [Read More]

Transformations at Bombay Brasserie

Bombay Brasserie in Gloucester Road is one of the first Indian Restaurants that I’ve been to in London and it is one of the original posh Indian restaurants. The decor is elegant but relaxed, with massive chandeliers in the main dining room. It is certainly not your usual local Indian. My memories of it are of the colonial style seating in the conservatory and not a terribly imaginative menu. My… [Read More]

Delhi Grill, Islington 5 Stars!

Delhi Grill, what a great addition to great Indian Restaurants in London. This is a newish restaurant in Chapel Market in Islington, opened by 2 brothers, Aman and Preet Grewel, serving Indian Dhaba food.  All the dishes are from family recipes, with slow cooked meats, roti made in front of you, fresh ingredients and a lot of attention on great flavours. My first encounter with them was when I wandered… [Read More]

Review – Zayna A Great Find in Marble Arch

In search of a good Indian meal around Marble Arch, I was about to go to Les Port Des Indes, which has somewhat past its sell by date. By chance, we came across Zayna on New Quebec Street. I used to live one street away from here and there never used to be anywhere to eat nearby except for the old Malaysia Hall in Bryanston square. Now the street has… [Read More]

Review – Tayyabs, something’s changed

If it seems like I am visiting a lot of Indian restaurants, I am. From the cheap and cheerful to the high faluting refined fine dining type places. Since London has them all, it’s a constant merry go round. There are so many Indian/ Pakistani restaurants in London and one that keeps being mentioned as one of the best is Tayyabs in the East End of London. I have been… [Read More]

Review – Dishoom Hot or Not?

This corner of Covent Garden along St Martins Lane has recently seen a  lot of building activity and the emergence of several new eateries including Jamie’s Italian, Cantina Laredo and Dishoom. On a recent windy evening in London, I took a friend who was visiting London to Dishoom, the new Bombay Cafe in Covent Garden. It’s only been open for 2 weeks and have had a bit of buzz on… [Read More]

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