Indian restaurant Talli Joe has closed and looks likely not to re-open, Big Hospitality reports. The small plates all-day restaurant, which served a fun snack-heavy menu and fusion cocktails, was billed as a strong Dishoom alternative by reporters. In last year’s guide, dishes were said to be “cleverly constructed”, with food “packing a good clout […]

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Chef, restaurateur and industry investor Atul Kochhar is to launch a new high-end Indian concept in Mayfair. Kanishka will open on Maddox Street in March and is Kochhar’s first venture with Tina English, a prominent investor on the London dining scene. Kanishka will look to explore the lesser-known regions of Indian cookery, focusing on the […]

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Tamarind Mayfair will reopen this November after an eight-month rebuild and rethink. Since 2001, the Indian restaurant has been impressing diners with its “subtle and fully flavoured” modern cuisine. The new opening will see two newly appointed executive chefs take charge – Karunesh Khanna, formerly head chef of Amaya in Belgravia, and Manav Tuli, past head […]

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Ever-expanding Indian restaurant chain Dishoom is opening in Manchester. The group’s seventh branch will launch in Bridge Street’s historic Manchester Hall later this year. An official date hasn’t been confirmed, but December looks likely. Dishoom’s homage to the old Irani cafes of Mumbai – then Bombay – continues, with executive chef Naved Nasir’s now famous […]

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Harneet and Devina Baweja’s second Gunpowder restaurant is set to open at One Tower Bridge this month. The site follows the pair’s intimate 20-cover Shoreditch restaurant of the same name, which has proved a hit with our reporters thanks to its “surprising flavours” and “fantastic tapas-style dishes”. We listed Gunpowder in our top five Indian […]

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Last year, Harden’s reporters welcomed newcomer DUM Biryani, which specialises in India’s authentic rice dishes, and was praised for “delivering the best biryani in a long time” at this “easy to miss Soho basement”. DUM-bing down with brunch? This summer, the restaurant is diving deeper into the coastal flavours of south east India by way […]

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After 10 years heading up the kitchen at Mayfair’s “exceptional” modern Indian, Tamarind, Peter Joseph has left to start his own restaurant. His first solo project, Kahani, launches in Chelsea this summer on the former site of Canvas – a restaurant once described by our reporters as having “no redeeming features”. So a definite improvement for […]

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Back for its fourth year running, House of HOLI makes its return to Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square from Monday 26 February-Saturday 10 March 2018. Don your protective white suit and step into the madness at the House of HOLI for thirty minutes of paint-pelting friends, family and colleagues to mark the Indian festival of […]

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Leela Palace’s “stunning” Jamavar in Mayfair (winner of Top Newcomer at the 2017 Harden’s London Restaurant Awards) will host five guest chefs – Claude Bosi, Aggi Sverrisson, Sat Bains, Robin Gill and Judy Joo – who will go head to head and put their stamp on the kulcha, a classic Indian stuffed bread. In light of Rohit […]

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