Serving Indian vegetarian cuisine for nigh on 30 years, Kalpna just keeps on keeping on. Even after a 2008 refurbishment that introduced some interesting mirrored artwork, the whole experience hasn’t changed a jot – at quieter moments it still manages to feel sparse despite the interesting food. For atmosphere, best go when it’s busy. Aside from the lunchtime buffet (£7 for all you can eat), the menu centres on traditional dishes including tarka dhal or palak paneer, plus thalis & regional choices. Dinner could offer hara bara kebab to start (fried spinach patties filled with homemade cheese & ground herbs), then a favourite like baingan achari (aubergine cooked in hot North Indian spices with tomato, onion, garlic & red chilli flakes) or a South Indian classic such as masala dosa. Still a joy for vegetarians – but even carnivores may be seduced.