Atul Kochhar will open two restaurants later this year: Masalchi in Wembley Park and Riwaz in Beaconsfield.
Masalchi, which means ‘the spice master’, will serve “healthy” Indian street food, with dishes such as gurda kapura masala (tomato curry with offal), and purani dilli ki nihari handi (lamb stew from Old Delhi). There will also be seekh kebabs, onion bhajis, spicy prawns, crab masala, and butter chicken.
The new restaurant will sit on the corner of Olympic Way and Wembley Park Boulevard, not far from Boxpark.
Kochhar said: “The energy and vibrancy of Wembley Park makes it one of the most exciting places in London right now.
“Opening my new dining concept in this neighbourhood and destination – a place that benefits from thousands of workers, tens of thousands of residents, and millions of visitors and people living nearby – makes a lot of sense and will be a thrilling next chapter.
“I can’t wait to see how this neighbourhood inspires what we make in our kitchen.”
A recent Instagram post by Kochhar from Pub in the Park also suggests that the Beaconsfield newcomer Riwaz will have a sibling in The Pantiles area of Royal Tunbridge Wells, opening date unknown. This would be the first time Kochhar has not given a new restaurant a unique name.