SquareMeal Review of
A local fixture since 1983, Malabar peddles a smart & upscale version of Indian cookery that encompasses traditional spicing & flavours with a few modern innovations. Crisp white
tablecloths, parquet flooring & leather banquettes chime well with the upmarket location & the kitchen delivers the goods. Starters include the usual tandooris & tikkas alongside
char-grilled chicken livers or sweetcorn with chillis. Mains are generally standard curry-house stuff (think kormas & dhansaks enlivened with plenty of fresh herbs), but vegetable sides offer a
touch more invention – kayla foogath comprises slices of banana with ginger, mango powder & black salt. On Sundays, the place feels a bit like a lazy pub, with the papers to read & families
helping themselves to a generous £12 buffet – note that kids eat for free.
Malabar is recommended for