Darbaar, Shoreditch

Pritesh Mody |
DarbaarWhat…/ The sidekick becomes the star at Darbaar, as Vivek Singh's protégé and former Cinnamon Kitchen head chef Abdul Yaseen takes the reigns of his own restaurant. Tell me more…/ Yaseen has pulled out all of the stops for this debut restaurant to create a dining experience inspired by the banquets of the Indian Royal Court.  Fittingly, the venue is filled with incredible pieces of Asian art and décor including striking chandeliers, ornate mirrors and exquisite drapes.  The open kitchen adds to the exciting sense of theatre with traditional clay ovens and charcoal Robata grills on full display. Menu…/ The menu is inspired by feasting dishes served at the courts of the Maharajas, so this isn't a meal for the faint-hearted! Having visited, it's a pleasure to find the food more than matches up to the promise.  The Kebab platter features some of the most beautifully cooked and delicately spiced tandoori dishes you'll find in London, including Tandoori salmon tikka with kokum berries & chilli and Chicken tikka that will have you reassessing your expectations of this popular dish. Head to mains, and the Kid Goat Biryani – a key sign of a great Indian restaurant – is everything you could hope for.  Every grain of rice is fully absorbed with the beautiful spices and meat juices, whilst the goat itself is perfectly tender.  Seafood fans should check out the Spiced crusted sea bass with shrimp & coconut sambha. We went and here's why you should go…/ With a stunning venue and some of the most authentic and delicious Indian food that London has to offer, Darbaar is not to be missed! Price…/ Around £35/head excluding drinks Where…/ Darbaar, 1 Snowden Street, Broadgate West, EC2A 2DQ. For more info please visit www.darbaarrestaurants.com
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