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|Address:||Lower Ground Floor, 3 Portman Mews South, London W1H 6HS|
|Tel:||020 7408 0101|
|Price: £33.00||Wine: £17.50||Champagne: £59.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-10.30pm Sun 1-9pm|
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My sister had read that Roti Chai Street Kitchen had some good reviews and so given it was Boxing Day, and we were hitting the sales, we picked this place for some hot lunch (i was also armed with a bad cold and was in need of some decent spice!)
Foodwise – everything was very good – the paneer was probably the best ive ever tasted – mainly because you tend to find paneer is often covered in a gloopy sauce in most indian restaurants, whereas this was deliciously spiced, but hot enough to make my nose stream (weirdly, just what i needed!). I also decided to have chicken samosas, which were good, and fresh – still samosas but something i will have again. We then ordered the lamb curry, which was very mild but tasty – together with the lamb burger. The burger was spiced well, and accompanied by the softest bread bun ever! Even me who was trying to do ‘no carbs’, found myself scoffing some of this!
The meal came to £30 for 2 but we were nicely full. I agree with one of the other reviewers in that portions arent huge – but then id say if you are coming to the kitchen portion, youd be more likely to be wanting to have several small dishes and dip into each – and not roll out. My suggestion to the venue is maybe increase the menu as i think ill end up having the same things over and over again
The only comparable indian cafe place i think there is is Dishoom, in Covent Garden, which is always busy – however i think this is due to location and the food is hit and miss too. This place might find it hard as its tucked away behind M&S Oxford St, but certainly will be somewhere i return to after a hard few hours shopping!