Revamped and relaunched, Cinnamon Kitchen's airy Mumbai-lite lounge is now a self-contained destination in its own right. Sit at the island bar, or in colourfully lit booths, and order house mixology designed to complement Vivek Singh's punchy modern Indian food. Highlights include lemony Calcutta cuppa (a Broker's gin and chutney-based take on a breakfast martini), sweet pea julep and mochabird – a creamy cardamom Tequila and espresso combo. Elsewhere, Persian rose (an alco lassi-style mix) is an acquired taste, although you can learn how to make it at one of the regular cocktail masterclasses. Generous bar snacks are on the money too: spiced lentil fritters (served like mini Scotch eggs), flavoursome chicken tikka ‘nanza' (pizza), and a trio of lamb sliders with chutneys are all pretty faultless. Cobra heads the lagers, and wines are very reasonably priced at this upmarket City must-do.
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