Cinnamon Kitchen City 333

9 Devonshire Square , London, EC2M 4YL

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  • Cinnamon Kitchen 2012
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SquareMeal Review of Cinnamon Kitchen City

Squaremeal London Hot 100 2016Aptly located in an old spice warehouse, the “beautiful” City offshoot of Vivek Singh’s ever-expanding Cinnamon group is a style-conscious contemporary space tailor-made for the neighbourhood. Industrial-chic design features, subtle clubland beats and an open kitchen serve as the cool backdrop to a menu that delivers modern food of “amazing quality and flavour”. There’s plenty of inspired stuff on the carte, from tandoori cod with carom and nigella seeds or Indo-Chinese stir-fried chilli paneer to char-grilled duck breast with spiced confit roll or pan-seared hake with yellow lentils, masala roast potatoes and green mango pickle. Although spicing is rather restrained compared to some places, the freshness and class shine through: it’s “quite simply heaven on a plate”, drools one fan. Desserts also spring a few surprises, from roast white chocolate and cardamom cream with buttermilk sorbet to ‘reverse malai’ (milk doughnuts, milk ice cream, berries and pistachio). The six-course tasting menu also comes highly recommended, while impressive service and an Asian-infused cocktail list cement the restaurant’s excellent reputation.

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9.3

Food & Drink: 9.7

Service: 8.9

Atmosphere: 8.9

Value: 8.5

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Sarah G. gold reviewer 20 November 2015

There is nothing I would change, the service is excellent and the food is quite simply heaven on a plate. A little pricey for the average budget though.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Vanessa C. 16 October 2014

Never been to Italy, though I've heard about Venezie a lot. I had booked pretty early so I wouldn't miss my seat as there are only 16 spaces available ! We could see the dishes being prepared in the kitchen. The aroma tingles your senses and honestly the wine plus the food are worth the praise ! The chef really did a great job thumbs up ! Will be going back again !

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Alan B. bronze reviewer 07 June 2014

Buzzy space, innovative and well-cooked food – what's not to like? Well, it's let down badly by waiting staff who try their best, but just can't cope. The restaurant was busy but not full, but the staff were rushed off their feet. Perhaps there just aren't enough of them, perhaps it's poor supervision. But if you're aiming at the level of 98 quid for a tasting menu, you need to get the staffing right. Good – but needs to lift it's game.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

guyp 17 February 2014

The first time I had dined at this restaurant. The Valentine's Menu was 5 courses. High and low points in no particular order. The cauliflower cappucino was luxurious and spicy. The rack of lamb, one of the best main courses we had both ever eaten, the sauce was amazing. Service attentive but not over-powering. Loud and bright, which wasnt very romantic. The seafood starter was very citric and hardly any seafood. Rather disappointing compared with the rest of the meal was the dessert, dry souffle. Plus v minus I would go again to see if things are different away from the set course menu and off course to have the lamb again.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Foodess platinum reviewer 22 November 2013

It is difficult to see how Cinnamon Kitchen could improve on the food. Five of us attended the 5th Anniversary at CK. I don't think I had ever had spiced game before. Quail breasts were stunningly good; marinated I would imagine and carefully spiced, enhanced by fresh and some piquant accompanying ingredients. Nothing eclipsed this impressive opener, but mixed game Kebab and Roe deer were very skilfully done and I think the best way to enjoy game (especially for those a little timid of trying game), both of which I would definitely order again. In-between these two came Grouse, which I have never enjoyed until I ate it on this evening – I happily cleared my plate. I must just say that I couldn't help smile at the aptly entitled menu : “Game-on”, but there were plenty more reasons to smile through the event. Service was good, wine flight was generous and a great introduction to reds suiting spicy dishes for those who hadn't previously dabbled. As entertaining as the double act of Vivek Singh and wine man (Tim Atkin ) was, it could have been slightly shorter at the beginning, but this is just a minor point emphasised by the fact that I was more than ready to eat. But importantly it must be remembered that it was a big celebration and fantastic achievement for Vivek Singh & Co.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Cullinary Kate silver reviewer 21 August 2013

I visited Cinnamon Kitchen again this week and my love for the place has not wavered. I can’t say enough good things about all the Cinnamon restaurants, although this is my favourite. I wanted to treat my cousin as he is a Head Chef in a restaurant in Yorkshire and out of all the restaurants in London I knew this was guaranteed to impress him. There are plenty of nice Indian restaurants Up North but none quite cut the mustard the way Cinnamon does. It was a nice enough day to sit out in the courtyard. The glowing candlelight and a view of the gherkin peeping through the glass roof set the mood perfectly. We popped open a bottle of Vintage Pinot Grigio Veneto, I don’t normally mention wine by the name but it went spectacularly with the food. A simple and perfectly cooked Tandoori Chicken for starters followed by the rabbit corn curry tantalised my taste buds as my cousin and his wife tucked in to specialities such as king prawns and succulent lamb. I like that menu changes each time I visit so I have had a chance to try a lot of their very special creations. The jolly French waiter was a delight and had plenty of banter up his sleeve and I went away feeling like I had truly had a treat.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Shonaki C. 17 July 2013

Happen to be here soon after my visit to it's sister site in Soho and Cinnamon Club. I am glad I went to this restaurant with 20 of my colleagues for an office party. Great private dining room where you get the freewheeling view of their kitchen and gherkin on the other side. Beautiful food with imaginative and cool dishes on the menu. Extensive choice for vegetarians in our group as well. Cocktails were even better to start off the evening with their best canapes. I found out later that they won Squaremeal canapes cup award for those pigeon vcanapes for 3 years in a row…Wow!! Service was just the way we wanted- unobtrusive yet relaxed. Couldn't fault anything really so here I am encouraging people to must go and try this unique Indian restaurant in London at least once. Oh yes they do have interesting offers on so check out their website before booking a table. You are likely to get some amazing deals there…not the stale one for sure:)

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Mark H. 29 April 2013

Excellent food and good service, as ever. The poor acoustics and a typical Friday night crowd make this a less suitable restaurant for a serious business dinner than a gathering with friends! The menu and wine lsit might be longer to cater for some tastes but otherwise hard to find fault.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Jennifer J. 20 April 2013

Outstanding, inspirational, memorable food. Attentive service and a lovely atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Reese W. 25 March 2013

Amazing wednesday and Thursday night crowd. Spice infused cocktails and the best bit is the bar food they have. Scrumptious and reasonably priced being in the city and surrounded by some top contenders. They also have some great deals on through the week so check out their website before you book a booth. Sometime you also get free canapes platter for group bookings..pretty awesome right?

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  • Cinnamon Kitchen private dining room London City Indian restaurant

For those desiring a more exclusive dinner, Cinnamon Kitchen’s private dining room offers a stylish retreat for up to twelve diners. A cinema screen-sized window provides a mesmerising vista directly into the kitchen, allowing guests to view all the drama of a busy restaurant kitchen as service unfolds. Complete with the latest conference facilities, the room is also ideal for corporate meetings.

Room for 12 people
Capacity: 12