Harden's survey result
Inspired by street and railway station snacks on the subcontinent, this “large modern Indian”, a short stroll from Selfridges, has built a big fanclub thanks to its “marvellous” and “authentic” bites that are “full of interesting flavours”. But while reporters agree on the high quality of the food, they are divided about where is best to sit – is it the “good-value” upstairs café, or “classy” basement restaurant?
“A menu inspired by street hawkers and roadside cafés” produces “delicious” and “authentic”-tasting street food at this highly popular, contemporary Indian operation, near Selfridges. The formula is essentially the same in the ground floor café or basement restaurant, and in general folks “are not sure that eating downstairs is worth the extra”.
The “spicy” dishes are “damned good” at this “original and interesting” Indian operation near Selfridges, serving street-hawker-style small plates on the “more casual”, “grab-and-go” ground floor and tandoori grills plus regional specialities in the “more formal” basement. Both options are “very good value for central London”.
“Good Indian street food is hard to come by... even in India!”, but this upbeat two-floor venue near Selfridges (no-booking ground floor, more formal basement) “brilliantly captures the charm and tastes of railway station vendors of yore” with its “varied dishes, amazing flavours, and great value for money”.
Roti Chai Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Tasty selection of Indian street food - portions not too small so the suggested 2-3 dishes each is ample, and the short selection is is enough to have range and some unusual choices. Lovely Bhel Puri, enjoyed the Railway Lamb (comes with rice)."
"The tastes are the reason for going. Bengali fishcakes, "Delhi" duck pancakes are perfectly spiced so the taste of the food comes through. Pity the achari chicken is really tandoori chicken sat in achari sauce. The real disappointment is the service. It's like a canteen, whether you go for the unbookable ground floor or the downstairs 'restaurant'. Service is what you'd expect from street food, but not from W1."
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
3 Portman Mews South, London, W1H 6AY
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Sunday||5 pm-9 pm|