Making the most of one of Battersea Power Station’s railway arches, with exposed brickwork and ducting that doffs a cap to the site’s heritage, this chef-lead operation serving Vivek Singh’s elegant dishes is a well-crafted design mashup mixing industrial cool with modern luxury.
It’s a flexible space for parties of varied sizes, too, capped by an eye-catching ‘caged’ mezzanine that comfortably seats 20 on one long table, or more for a stand-up occasion with canapes or bowl food. A wonderful contradiction between privacy and a piece of look-at-me restaurant design, it’s certainly a unique eyrie from which to enjoy views of the restaurant below, with its elegant furniture and warm lighting, as well as the open kitchen with its chef’s counter.
Singh’s masterful modern Indian menu is always a delight: think tender tandoor chicken, pink lamb, moreishly spicy prawns or signatures like seared sea bass in a spiced Kerala sauce and grilled duck breast with Goan vindaloo spices. Desserts are a speciality, too, such as sticky ginger toffee pudding, hot chocolate mousse or lassi panna cotta, matched to a suitable wine, if you like.
Cocktails devised by ace mixologist Tony Conigliaro are an added bonus, while good space, both on a terrace outside or in the bar area means groups can meet for a drink before the main event. Staff are another bonus – always friendly, enthusiastic and well trained.
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