Darjeeling Express 22

2nd Floor, 6-8 Kingly Street , London, W1B 5PW

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SquareMeal Review of Darjeeling Express

Touted by The Cinnamon Club supremo Vivek Singh (no less) as one of London’s top Indian female chefs, Asma Khan is now fronting her own gaff – a relaxed, comforting venue that provides a showcase for her blend of north Indian and Bengali cooking. Walking into Darjeeling Express feels like popping over to a friend’s house for a (very well-cooked) dinner, with warm, casually dressed staff and a kitchen team made up of women who learnt their craft from their mothers. The results on the plate are excellent: crumbly minced mutton cakes come stuffed with hung yoghurt and chopped mint leaves, while the must-order Tangra chilli and garlic prawns are zapped with a tongue-popping five-spice blend. To follow, you might find slow-cooked Bengali goat curry, but we’re sold on the spice-laden venison meatballs bobbing in a creamy tomato and green-chilli gravy. Sides include fiery beetroot croquettes, although we’d recommend keeping things simple with the delicious red onion and chilli-flecked roti. With Darjeeling Express, Kingly Court has a new jewel in its crown.  

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Oxford Circus Tube Station 367m

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station 409m

Address

Address: 2nd Floor, 6-8 Kingly Street , London W1B 5PW

Area: Soho

Nearby Landmarks

Beak Street 57m

Kingly Street 71m

Details

Telephone: 020 7287 2828

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Cuisine: Indian

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