Fine-dining Indian from executive chef Dayashankar Sharma, who is head chef at Grand Trunk Road and has worked at Tamarind and Zika in his 30-year career. Expect regional small plates and Indian-inspired cocktails; opening Spring 2021.
Harden's survey result
This “impressive newcomer to the usually disappointing Dulwich food scene” arrived with a top pedigree for “high-class, high-taste” Indian cuisine under chef Dayashankar Sharma, a veteran of Tamarind, Zaika and Grand Trunk Road. The Guardian’s Grace Dent was an early champion – “by rights it should become a south London classic” – but ratings are capped by one or two locals who feel it’s “OK but not worth the hype”.
“Inspired modern Indian cuisine from chef Dayashankar Sharma, formerly of the Grand Trunk Road” wins strong praise for this brave, January 2021 opening in West Dulwich. The regional small plates are hailed as “top-quality” – “the whole menu was inventive and it was difficult to pick what to eat” – as are the Indian-inspired cocktails. “Service is friendly and lovely, too” (“the GM and the chef came to say hi”) and “it has a really buzzy atmosphere”. “So happy that it has landed on my doorstep”.
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"The best Indian in South London. Smaller menu with some really unusual dishes. The curried tilapia was lovely and spicy with a real kick and the chicken dishes were unlike any I had ever tasted - but all delicious. The poppadoms were light and airy and the breads which we all shared were lovely. Service was wonderful. Only downer was the lighting - we all had to get our phones out with lights so we could read the menu! Will definitely be back!"
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
101 Rosendale Road, London, SE21 8EZ
|Tuesday||5:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||5:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Thursday||5:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Friday||5:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm|