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Having built up a solid following in Notting Hill Gate, Chakra has uprooted and moved to Kensington’s quaint Holland Street. For us, it’s a deft move, ditching their former bling-filled premises in favour of the pretty, muted corner site vacated by the Terrace restaurant. It creates the ideal setting for some rather sophisticated Indian cooking that takes its cue from the subcontinent’s royal kitchens. Our gently spiced parsnip galouti (supposedly first created for a toothless king) with purple sprouting broccoli and leek chutney was good, but upstaged by silky balls of deep-fried avocado with a tangy tamarind chutney. After that, a dish of black cod with samphire smacked of gentle smokiness from the clay oven and showed how far the kitchen pushes itself, while mango kulfi with shots of mango sauce provided a playful finish. An online delivery service should please the locals, and plans are afoot to make the most of the charming streetside terrace.

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Chakra Holland Street

33c Holland Street ,London W8 4LX

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Mar 2014

Chic, glam dining room in muted tones, hung with chandeliers which makes for a special feel when you walk in. The six course tasting menu, which was preceeded with a delicious, aromatic lychee cocktail (though I was offered a wine or beer alternative) had a good selection of dishes. Of the first courses, the chicken, lamb and fish on the meat and seafood platter (2 pieces of each) were really tender and well spiced. The mains were served with rice and naan bread with the star being the Jalandhar...

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Debbie H.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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33c Holland Street ,London W8 4LX

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Excellent Food at Chakra

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Jul 2013

I have visit this restaurant with my parents those are Indian food fan than I am as often I find Indian meals can have a lot of ghee in them however this was not the case at Chakra so I would happily go back, We had ordered for a mixed platter of chicken, kebab and a tempura coated fish they were the best I have ever had, the staff was very friendly!! The drinks selection was so good as were the cocktails and the decor of the restaurant is beautiful, it was an amazing experience at Chakra!

David T.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Chakra Holland Street

33c Holland Street ,London W8 4LX

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Tasty Indian Dishes at Chakra...

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Jul 2013

I've visited Chakra before 3 weeks ago during the weekend and I want to to say that the Food quality was excellent and the service was too good…if you want to eat Indian with a special atmosphere then this is a good place to enjoy with Indian food and tasty dishes in London.

Dean C.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 7

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33c Holland Street ,London W8 4LX

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Please avoid if you value your ££££

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Jun 2013

I concur with previous reviewers as food was below par than an average Indian restaurant and prices are sky high. £12 for a starter! Plus don’t clearly distinguish between starter and main course section. Food and drink quality: We went there expecting a well presented food with master chef style quality and presentation but all you get in their murgh starter is a chicken with half fried red onions and green leaves for £12 (or £10, can't remember). Vegi Biryani was very oily and taste poor..just...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 2

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33c Holland Street ,London W8 4LX

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Tasty Indian food & Drinks with Good Services

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May 2013

Visited this place in this month with my friends for enjoying the Indian food & drinks, the atmosphere was so good and services were also good and better than expected. It was really a good experience with Chakra. And if you wants to enjoy with tasty Indian food then I will recommended to Chakra which is the best Indian food restaurant at affordable rates in London. We will visit this restaurant again!

David T.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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33c Holland Street ,London W8 4LX

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Jan 2013

Food was really disappointing. The menu is very fancy with gourmet master chef style dishes but tastes awful. Really expensive – starters are nearly £10 and u get 3 small pieces. I can't believe it has won awards – very dodgy! Please do not waste your time or money there. Spent £60 per person and a bowl of cereal at home would have even tastier!

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 1

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33c Holland Street ,London W8 4LX

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Jan 2012

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We were very excited to have the head chef of Vama in our neighbourhood. We loved the food at Vama in Chelsea. So we keenly tried it last week with another couple of friends. The room was nice and chic, yet cozy enough. The seats were extremely comfortable. The waitress was very friendly but we could hardly hear her speak. She went through the way we should order as the menu is extremely confusing. They do not have starters and main courses. Everything seems to be whatever you want it to be…rather...

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Kensington Girl's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 3

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33c Holland Street ,London W8 4LX

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Nov 2011

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very refreshing to have somewhere not central central to go for fine Indian food. different from the usual fare in Mayfair and really top notch fairly priced wine list to match the cocktail list is deadly. But the quality of the food is what stands out most a combination of the traditional meshed with some innovation. . will go back

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 8

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    Eat With Steph :: Eat With Steph: Chakra

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    Ever since I moved to Camden from Maida Vale, I have spent less and less time in West London. Nevertheless, I still love the Notting Hill area, with its beautiful houses, bustling high street, and memories of a soppy 90s film, so I was glad to return. And what better excuse than to try a new restaurant?
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    There seems to be word on the street that I detest Indian food. Nothing could be further from the truth. What I do detest is bad food, regional derivations discarded. It wouldn’t make sense for me to torture myself by visiting here and here and here and here and here. I’m not that sadomasochistic. Ok, in all fairness, eating at the last restaurant in my link was a bit like being roasted slowly over hot coals while being basted with burning oil. That’s how I imagine a hog feels like over a spit in any case. Sometimes a vivid imagination is a curse.

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