On the former site of Chor Bizarre (and from the same owner, Old World Hospitality) Indian Accent, a nouvelle Indian restaurant with sibling venues in New York and New Delhi, opens in Mayfair today (14 December).
The New Delhi original is the only restaurant in India on the World’s 50 Best List and was also awarded the San Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India on Asia’s 50 Best List. It’s New York location was ranked amongst the best new restaurants of 2016 by several publications, including Zagat, Eater, and TimeOut
Indian Accent promises an ‘inventive approach to Indian cuisine’. Chef Manish Mehrotra reinterprets nostalgic Indian dishes with a nod towards global techniques and influences. Dishes include: Soy keema, quail egg and lime leaf butter pao; and kashmiri morels, walnut powder, parmesan papad, will excite the adventurous while satisfying traditional palates. Mehrotra highlights rarely seen Indian foods such as makhan malai, a medieval dish made of aerated milk infused with saffron; and playful presentations such as the ghee roast lamb with roomali roti pancakes, inspired by the format for Peking duck. The London location will also feature local produce and creative spins on British classics such as black pudding, stuffed here inside kulcha flatbreads.
Indian Accent is open for lunch, Monday-Saturday, and for dinner daily offering a 9-course Chef’s Tasting Menu (£80) along with 3-course (£55) and 4-course (£65) prix-fixe menu options. Lunch features a 2-course (£25) and 3-course menu (£30), a 6-course tasting menu (£45), and an à la carte menu.
Group Beverage Director, Daniel Beedle’s wine list for the New York restaurant was named by Wine Spectator among the 50 best in NYC and by Wine Enthusiast among the 100 best wine lists in the USA. An equally interesting wine list has been crafted for London. The cocktail selection comprises hits from New York and additions for London, like the Albemarle Chai Punch—a house-made milk punch featuring Batavia Arrack, Earl Grey, and Virgin Amaro. Whisky flights are also offered along with wine pairings and premium wine pairings for the Chef’s Tasting Menu.
Set across two floors, the restaurant also vaunts a private dining option for 12-25 people is also available here.