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Take one quiet location in a new development by the river, add a chic modern dining room & a menu of interesting Indian regional cookery, & it’s easy to see why Pappadums is so popular with
Brentford’s well-heeled waterside dwellers. In summer, there’s the option of seating on the terrace by the river; otherwise, head for the spacious, bright interior, where scarlet chairs vie with
expensive Indian artefacts for attention. Meanwhile, the menu is peppered with authentic dishes from across the subcontinent: kick off in Mumbai with a crisp bhel-poori beach snack, or head south
for a masala dosa. Next could be a ‘tandoor treasure’ (marinated salmon, say), Goan seafood curry, or the classic peppery south-eastern dish of chicken Chettinad. Desserts include cardamom-scented
rice pudding, & drinks span everything from cocktails & decently priced wines to Indian masala tea.