Best High End / Fine Dining Indian Restaurant - London

Best High End / Fine Dining Indian Restaurant - London

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TopGear7

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339 posts

146 months

Saturday 22nd July 2017
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Hi,

So me and my partner are both Indian and naturally we've tended to sway away going to many Indian restaurants, especially with the vast array of different cuisines on offer and well, we get great Indian food at home.

However it's long intrigued us as to just what high end Indian restaurants do to the what are classic dishes which makes 'Michellin Star' status. As just from brief scoping of the menus there doesn't appear to be much in it. So we want to give one a try.

So, please recommend the best high end Indian restaurant, ideally in Central London but really anywhere up to Zone 3 would be fine.

http://www.tamarindrestaurant.com/menu.html - seems good, has a Michellin star too

https://www.benaresrestaurant.com/menus/set-menu/ - another one with a Michellin star and an interest menu..


shopper150

1,291 posts

164 months

Saturday 22nd July 2017
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You will be disappointed with both, especially Benares.

montecristo

974 posts

147 months

Saturday 22nd July 2017
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Zaika in Kensington.
Cinammon Club in SW1.
Maybe the Red Fort in Soho.

timbo999

1,043 posts

225 months

Saturday 22nd July 2017
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Quilon

http://www.quilon.co.uk/

Better than the Cinnamon Club IMO, and has a beer menu!

7184c

335 posts

61 months

Saturday 22nd July 2017
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Cinnamon club or gymkhana are very good.

Cinnamon club atmosphere a bit stiff but food is first class.

hajaba123

1,220 posts

145 months

Saturday 22nd July 2017
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I've been to both suggested by the OP, tamarind more traditional curry house, Benares I felt was wonderful

easytiger123

2,316 posts

179 months

Saturday 22nd July 2017
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Gymkhana on Albermarle St is by far the best high end Indian restaurant in London in my opinion.

spikeyhead

13,282 posts

167 months

Saturday 22nd July 2017
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I was in Benares a couple of months ago, very entertaining evening with some excellent food.

22s

6,015 posts

186 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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easytiger123 said:
Gymkhana on Albermarle St is by far the best high end Indian restaurant in London in my opinion.
Agreed.

One of the best high-end restaurants in London full stop.

TeeRev

1,369 posts

121 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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Don't get to London very often so haven't been to any of the main suspects but about 4 years ago my wife and I went to La Porte des Indes in Bryanston Street and we were very impressed. A lovely setting in an old ballroom and the French/Indian food was amazing, we didn't have a clue as to what to choose so they did a sort of tasting menu for us and everything was delicious, would definitely recommend it.

toasty

6,442 posts

190 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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TeeRev said:
Don't get to London very often so haven't been to any of the main suspects but about 4 years ago my wife and I went to La Porte des Indes in Bryanston Street and we were very impressed. A lovely setting in an old ballroom and the French/Indian food was amazing, we didn't have a clue as to what to choose so they did a sort of tasting menu for us and everything was delicious, would definitely recommend it.
+1 lovely atmosphere and great food.

We did a ridiculously good value cooking demonstration with food and wine tasting/pairing, tour of the kitchens and 3 course lunch including signed cookbook and pouch of spices for about £35 a head

http://www.laportedesindes.com/london/learn-cook/

wsurfa

2,853 posts

165 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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Went here http://www.vineetbhatia.london/ for a friends 50th - tasting menu was quite fun

montecristo

974 posts

147 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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TeeRev said:
Don't get to London very often so haven't been to any of the main suspects but about 4 years ago my wife and I went to La Porte des Indes in Bryanston Street and we were very impressed. A lovely setting in an old ballroom and the French/Indian food was amazing, we didn't have a clue as to what to choose so they did a sort of tasting menu for us and everything was delicious, would definitely recommend it.
I forgot about that one. It's a lovely and unusual place, although I am not sure if the food is the best Indian in London. I went with an Indian client, who kept pointing out how it was not genuine food like 'back home'. I imagine we would all do that - if I went to an English restaurant in Delhi, I'd notice that traditional English dishes like pork pie, fish and chips or tikka masala were not quite right.

awd2000

35 posts

122 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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The Veeraswamy on Regent St. is worth a visit - they've been consistently good for years and have picked up a Michelin star this year to boot.

TopGear7

Original Poster:

339 posts

146 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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Thanks for the suggestions so far guys. Will have a proper look through the menus this evening.

TopGear7

Original Poster:

339 posts

146 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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wsurfa said:
Went here http://www.vineetbhatia.london/ for a friends 50th - tasting menu was quite fun
This is on the 'to visit' list after I saw photos of the dishes from a friend who went. However the dishes seem very much quirky and unusual e.g WATERMELON GINGER SHARBAT MAKHNI MACARON biggrin

I'm more so after somewhere offering more traditional/recognisable dishes but with the fine dining / high end element/twist added to it.

Waiting for suitable occasion to visit Vineet, think it'd be a nicer affair if a group of us went than just us two.

TeeRev

1,369 posts

121 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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montecristo said:
TeeRev said:
Don't get to London very often so haven't been to any of the main suspects but about 4 years ago my wife and I went to La Porte des Indes in Bryanston Street and we were very impressed. A lovely setting in an old ballroom and the French/Indian food was amazing, we didn't have a clue as to what to choose so they did a sort of tasting menu for us and everything was delicious, would definitely recommend it.
I forgot about that one. It's a lovely and unusual place, although I am not sure if the food is the best Indian in London. I went with an Indian client, who kept pointing out how it was not genuine food like 'back home'. I imagine we would all do that - if I went to an English restaurant in Delhi, I'd notice that traditional English dishes like pork pie, fish and chips or tikka masala were not quite right.
Just did a bit of research, apparently the menu is based on French Creole cuisine from the Pondicherry region which was once a French Colony. I agree it's not traditional Indian but as that is not at the top of my favourite food and French cuisine is the combination of flavours suited me very well, the setting and service were also top notch.

motco

14,173 posts

216 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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i realise it's a bit out of the way, but Sree Krishna in Tooting High Street SW17 gets very good reviews for its South Indian cuisine.

Chris-iypwr

3 posts

64 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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Tayyabs in Whitecapel all day long, maybe not exactly fine dining and the queue gets insane but the food is fantastic.

thetoxicnerve

24,756 posts

147 months

Sunday 23rd July 2017
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What's the one on Cheyne Walk?? Been a couple of times but the name escapes me.