Equally good for business meets and evening treats, Moti Mahal is ‘posh' without being stuffy and offers exceptionally assured service – although value for money is a recurring gripe. An innovative menu draws inspiration from the 16th-century Grand Trunk Road (an ancient trade route running into Pakistan), and the result is a diverse culinary jaunt through the regions. Chop-it-yourself salad appetisers get mixed reviews, but there are no complaints when it comes to the kitchen's confidently spiced, authentic specialities – from crispy Bengali courgette flowers stuffed with whiting, curry leaves and smoked onion seeds to sweet Kerala crab dumplings with sago seeds. The thattee grill is put to good use for meatier ideas, while sides and sweets ranging from dhal makhani to rose-petal and honey kulfi are a cut above the norm. Thoughtfully chosen wines and some fine whiskies complete the offer.
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