Harden's survey result
“Why does this restaurant seem to fly under the radar?” – A “classy” contemporary Indian café on the fringes of South Kensington, decorated with Bollywood posters, which serves “lovingly prepared, fresh and aromatic dishes” (based on recipes sourced from the owner’s relatives). “It should be better known.”
“A welcome change from the average Indian” – this “intimate” South Kensington café follows family recipes creating a “very original menu that’s far from run-of-the-mill, and beautifully prepared”. Bollywood posters and “very attentive service” add further character. It’s not as famous as its nearby Indian rivals, and fans feel it “seems to fly under the radar”, but “knocks its more illustrious neighbours into a cocked hat”.
Bollywood classic posters add character to this contemporary Indian in South Kensington – a “pleasant and reliable” option, whose “menu is made unique by following regional and family recipes of the owners”.
“Family recipes make this Indian restaurant special” – a stylish modern subcontinental in South Kensington (decorated with posters from Bollywood classics) serving slightly offbeat food with “fresh spicing and interesting flavours”.
Specialities include succulent lobster on Fridays and a selection of eponymous Thali dishes, which comprise a tasting range of small main courses on a silver platter with naan bread, yoghurts and rice and a traditional syrup and milk dumpling desert to finish.
Head Chef Dila Ram’s training at the renowned Taj Group stands him in good stead for the demandingly superb dishes on Thali’s menu. As well as favourite dishes, Thali looks to the seasons with selections including game from the glorious 12th August onwards. Thali’s focus is on traditional dishes with a modern quirk and an excellent wine list.
Thali serves an ever changing selection of wines across a range of prices. Wine of the month also promises something new for regular patrons with a classic range of cocktails serving as aperitifs. A great after dinner drinks environment awaits with booths downstairs by candlelit statues or in the main restaurant upstairs.
At lunchtimes the focus is on small platters to deliver a real taste of fresh Indian ‘street food’ including dishes such such as Palak Chaat and Karti Wraps.
166 Old Brompton Rd, London, SW5 0BA
|Monday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm|