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In the “desert” of Vauxhall’s riverside developments, this year-old offshoot of one of India’s best-known luxury restaurant groups occupies the smartly furnished ground floor of one of the new blocks, and specialises in Rajasthani cuisine. Feedback is still relatively limited, but such as there is says it’s been an “excellent arrival”.
A household name in India, this group of luxury hotels and resorts expands internationally for the first time with this expensively decorated newcomer on the ground floor of a block amidst the new riverside developments of Vauxhall. “It’s different from a typical London offering” and fans say “the Rajasthani Royal cuisine alone justifies the trip”.
Hailed as a “tasteful and authentic symbol of ethnic village life,” Chokhi Dhani or “Fine Village or Good Dwelling,” opened near Jaipur in 1990 as a celebration of traditional Rajasthani cuisine. Since then the original restaurant has expanded to include a huge 22-acre five-star resort and event park, as well as numerous other resorts across the country.
Chokhi Dhani’s founder, Gul Vaswani, started the enterprise with the intention of preserving and celebrating Rajasthani culture as well as introducing it to local and international travellers.
Along the way, Chokhi Dhani has received a number of accolades, including India’s Most Innovative Tourism Project by the Ministry of Tourism.
Marking the first overseas opening for the group, Chokhi Dhani is the brainchild of extraordinary young chef, hotelier and entrepreneur Kriti Vaswani who is following in the footsteps of her father, Gul Vaswani.
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
Luxurious and full of character, with its intricate carvings, original artwork and glittering chandeliers, Chokhi Dhani’s delightful private dining room provides an intimate and unique space in which to dine. The elegant long polished table seats up to 12, whilst the room can also accommodate up to 30 guests for a cocktail and canapé reception.
Unit 2, 2 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, London, SW11 8AW
|Tuesday||5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:45pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:45pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:45pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-2:45pm, 5 pm-9:30 pm|