October 2016: Vineet Bhatia, the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star (for Zaika in Kensington) has relaunched his long-established Rasoi restaurant as Vineet Bhatia London (see also).
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“Set in a beautiful townhouse in a side street near Sloane Square” – Vineet Bhatia’s “calm” and “elegant” Chelsea HQ is, for fans, “the definition of innovative Indian cuisine”, with each dish “a symphonic composition”; not everyone’s impressed though, and even supporters can find it “horrifically expensive”.
“The best Indian in London by a country mile”; Vineet Bhattia’s “elegant” Chelsea townhouse offers many “mind-blowing” dishes – “outstanding, even amongst the elite places” – in a set of “intimate and unstuffy” dining rooms; you spend a bomb of course, but it’s “worth it”.
“Quite simply the best Indian food I’ve ever eaten!”; Vineet Bhattia is a “magician”, whose “clever” cuisine enchants almost all visitors to this “classy and surprising” Chelsea townhouse; it’s an “intimate” experience, and the setting is on the “quiet” side for some tastes.
Rasoi Restaurant Diner Reviews
"What a treat this was! Food - we had the lunch menu and tried 3 small/medium sized dishes each plus desert. It was all amazing, not a single dish that wasn't simply just outstanding. It is clear that lots of skill goes into the preparation and presentation. I haven't been this pleased with Indian food for a long time. Service - Just flawless, exactly what you'd expect. Very polite, good recommendations, we weren't pushed to have extra food or alcoholic drinks and they seemed very flexible about offering food outside of the menu (starter as a main size, salad that is not usually available, etc...) Ambiance - Very pleasant Chelsea town house. Small rooms, it really feels you are in someone's drawing room. Very quiet and peaceful inside. Apparently they will close for refurbishment and reopen in June. Can't wait to be back."
10 Lincoln St, London, SW3 2TS
lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6 pm - 11 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 9.45 pm