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|Address:||41 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF|
|Tel:||020 3542 2786|
|Price: £48.00||Wine: £23.00||Champagne: £45.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-2.30pm (Sat-Sun 12.30-3.30pm) Mon-Sun 6-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)|
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There's no better start to a week at work than a nice lunch out, although some questioned my choice of Indian in such hot weather. Thankfully the restaurant is very spacious and well air conditioned so the tropical heat wave we are having meant nothing. Admittedly being a Monday lunch time the restaurant was quite quiet but I'd put this down to the day and not a lack of popularity. As mentioned the restaurant is very spacious – from where I was sat the owners could easily have pushed another table in but a big thumbs up for the fact they don't – there's nothing worse than having to sit too close to others and hearing their business secrets while they hear yours. It's easy to see how Quilon achieved their Michelin star and the food is outstanding, Crab cakes with ginger and curry leaves and green chillies were delicious as was the pistachio lamb shank curry – very soft and tender and well spiced. Being a greedy chap I also sampled some of the lobster with mango and ginger which again was fab. Although the dishes came quite spicy I found they were not overpowering which is great as often you find your tongue numb from some dishes and unable to enjoy the taste of other dishes. It seems very popular with the locals for a business lunch but I've vowed to return soon for a dinner – prices can come across as higher than normal but as with everything in this world you do have to pay for quality and Quilon has it in abundance. A set lunch offer of £20 for 3 courses does make it affordable for all and I'd suggest you all try!