“Polished Indian cooking in St James’s” - AA Inspector
LONDON SW1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's view
New meets old at this stylish St James’s restaurant with its hybrid of classical and modern decor. A visit to this classy venue begins at the glittering Pukka Bar for cocktails. But its main dining room is the real jewel in the crown complete with mirrored columns and soft lighting. The creative Indian cuisine runs to inspiring combinations with luxurious touches and well-dressed presentation. Goa crab cakes with chilli raita and punchy tamarind chutney fire up the tastebuds before an authentic Toddy shop cod Kerala fish curry richly flavoured with coconut, tamarind and fresh curry leaves. Almond halwa apple tart with cinnamon ice cream is a storming dessert.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 112
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 4
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Wines over £30: 75
- Wines by the glass: 29
- Cuisine style: Modern Indian
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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