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Go ga-ga for the new restaurant DARBAAR

If you thought that Indian restaurants were the backbone of the drunken tail of boys night’s out; or the Madras Mile along Brick Lane has put you off, you might have to re-think your attitude!

Visionary resturant DARBAAR, which this week opened near Liverpool Street, brings a unique blend of Indian classics, with more than a hint of modern cuisine and is determined to make a mark, making meals fit for a King! Providing a banqueting experience inspired by the Indian Royal Court, the experimental menus are certainly a tad more up market than Korma and Vindaloo..

Delivering a fresh approach to dining in the city, chef and entrepreur Abdul Yaseen, worked for over a decade at Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen, and has stepped up his game to produce a delicate range of flavours that set to tickle the tastebuds and not need a 10 pint chaser! With the decor and ambience of the enterprise carefully selected with rich sumptuous drapes, huge ornate mirrors and velvet upholstery, the mood is set to complement your luxurious and seductive food experience.

The menu includes Specials of kid goat biryani, Keralan shrimp cocktail, guinea fowl and lamb, alongside a selection of healthy grills, street tapas, spit roasts, royal Indian gravies and artisan bread. With a set lunch and evening meal, it is guaranteed to be a great place for suprises, and caters very well for non meat eaters too!

An open kitchen and large dining space means this is a memorable place for parties, but there are two rooms  (a 20 seat ‘red’ room and a chef’s table for up to 10 people) which are available for private dining too.

You can even pop in for spicy cocktails and nibbles in the separate bar, or have a more casual encounter at the counter seating by the grill.

I’m definitely heading back for a side order of paneer, meatballs and the spicy sea bass..oh and did I mention how good the cocktails were too?!

Open now at

1 Snowden Street, Broadgate West, London, EC2A 2DQ



Sara Darling

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