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Vivek Singh’s “refined cuisine” served in the “magnificent” (slightly “cavernous”) setting of the old Westminster Public Library still creates a winning formula for London’s grandest nouvelle Indian, which is nowadays one of the Top-40 most-mentioned restaurants in town. If it were not quite so “expensive”, its ratings would reach even loftier heights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cinnamon Club Restaurant Diner Reviews
"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."
"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."
"One of the best curries in London."
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