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|Address:||26 Sussex Place, London W2 2TH|
|Tel:||020 7402 2332|
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Noorjahan 2 (its sibling is located in West Brompton) has been around for many years. The decor also would attest to this fact. Nonetheless, the restaurant has a strong local following (I have been frequenting it for around five years) and deservedly so. Do not expect fine dining or ground-breaking innovation, but what it does, it generally does very well. On this occasion, we were greeted effusively and shown to a good table on what seemed to be a fairly busy night. My starter of seekh (lamb) kebabs was a success, moderately spiced and a perfect appetiser. My comrade, however, was somewhat less impressed with her onion bajii. We had worked on the assumption that a ‘good’ restaurant ought to be able to do a good bajii, but we were sadly mistaken. The offering was greasy and bedecked with limp lettuce. The mains fared better: one of my all-time favourites is the Noorjahan's chicken jalfrezi, not your standard offering, but in an enticing green sauce, poignantly lifted by the generous use of coriander, not too rich or too spicy. My comrade's paneer was also enjoyable, but she felt a little too rich and creamy, although the aubergine side we shared more than compensated for this. Our bill came to little more than fifty pounds but this was with beer rather than wine. One criticism of the Noorjahan would undoubtedly be its notably pedestrian wine list, which seemingly had not be updated in many years and offered little that I would match naturally with curry. Do go, but just don't set your expectations too high.