With two luxury hotels in India under his belt, Colonel Saab marks Roop Partap Choudhary’s first London outpost and is named in homage to his father (who is a Colonel). This venture is a modern, forward-thinking restaurant that celebrates the intricacies of Indian food. Balancing a vibe that feels indulgent yet fun, the space has been expertly designed. The team has paid particular attention to the layering of colours and textures, displaying Indian artworks, mixed Persian rugs and a combination of both contemporary and antique furnishings. The space has exposed brick walls and there’s even a vintage Asprey drinks cabinet on display, that comes from the entrepreneur’s own personal collection, a piece that dates from the early 20th century.
Private dining here is a uniquely tailored experience where you’ll be carefully looked after by the team each step of the way during your planning process. There are all sorts of table configurations and spaces that you can hire on both a private and semi-private basis, depending on your requirements. The best thing about private dining here is being able to choose a top-class menu for your guests to enjoy.
With options that span breakfast through to dinner, any sort of gathering is possible. Simple work breakfasts for a handful of delegates are as welcome as a large-scale birthday celebration which requires use of the whole restaurant. Favourites on the breakfast menu include the signature Colonel Saab eggs Benedict which replaces the typical hollandaise with korma sauce, while a full fry has been given a makeover too with curried baked beans and a spiced masala omelette.
For more traditional evening events there’s a menu that includes dosas with a choice of fillings, as well as a range of picky sharing plates and larger more substantial mains. Top shouts here include baby aubergines in a chilli peanut sauce and a traditional chicken curry made to an old family recipe.