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Sept 2016: The Cinnamon Club reopened after a six week, £1m refurb. Jan 2015: Boparan Restaurant Holdings (BRH) has acquired the Cinnamon Collection, with plans for expansion in the UK and overseas. Vivek Singh remains as CEO and executive chef.

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Summary

For “inspirational Indian cuisine in a very classy setting”, this “impressive”, “airy” edifice that originally housed Westminster Public Library, would be many reporters’ top choice in London. It can seem “a little stuffy”, and even fans agree “you pay the price”, but disappointments are rare.

£74
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

London’s most “impressive”-looking Indian occupies Westminster’s “soaring” former library, near the Abbey (and looks even more dashing after its recent £1m refit). Nearly fifteen years old, it’s still one of the capital’s most noteworthy culinary destinations, thanks not least to Vivek Singh’s “seriously brilliantly spiced” (if “expensive”) cuisine.

£72
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Westminster’s “majestic” former library, near the Abbey, may make a “curious” setting for one of London’s foremost Indians, but most reporters still acclaim its “thrilling take on contemporary subcontinental cuisine”; standards this year, though, were bit more up-and-down than usual.

£72
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

In the “beautiful” setting of Westminster’s former library, near the Abbey, Iqbal Wahhab’s “outstanding” venture is one of London’s most impressive destinations; its “haute take” on Indian cuisine often achieves an “absolutely sublime” standard.

£69
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Set in the historic Grade II listed former Westminster Library; The Cinnamon Club is an institution in the world of Indian fine dining. The original modern Indian restaurant in London, The Cinnamon Club has a long history of serving innovative and creative Indian cuisine in a magnificently majestic setting.

Re-opening in 2015 following a major refurbishment, Executive Chef Vivek Singh and Head Chef Rakesh Ravindran Nair have developed a stunning new menu that combines The Cinnamon Club’s signatures with new dishes and celebratory platters. The Cinnamon Club is committed to pushing boundaries and continues to evolve its trademark Indian dining experience.

Restaurant details

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Highchair, Portions,
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10.30 pm
No trainers

The Cinnamon Club Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Cinnamon Club Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Cinnamon Club restaurant.
Mitchell L
COMMENTS RELATE TO BREAKFAST ONLY: been th...
Reviewed 4 months, 26 days ago

"COMMENTS RELATE TO BREAKFAST ONLY: been there twice in the last month. Empty; no real service (waiters invisible and hard to attract attention); food slow and lukewarm including coffee. Ludicrous attempt to sit the only 2 tables next to each other in an empty restaurant, as usual. Only 6 guests in total between 8-9am."

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Ivor S
Fine food but too expensive. Excellent tast...
Reviewed 5 months, 25 days ago

"Fine food but too expensive. Excellent tastes delivered to the table a bit less hot than they should be. Tandoori pigeon breast beautifully spiced and flavoured yet barely warm. Wild King Prawns at £30 for the plate could have been exciting if they had been warmer, too. Potentially outstandign, but the place is too big to keep up the culinary standard."

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Patrick G
One of the best curries in London....
Reviewed 6 months, 14 days ago

"One of the best curries in London."

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Old Westminster Library, Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3BU
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lunch noon - 2.45 pm, Sun - 3pm, dinner 6 pm - 10.45 pm, Sun 5:30pm - 9pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm

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