SquareMeal Review of
From the team behind Namaaste Kitchen in Camden, this sleek contemporary Indian serves the needs of touristy Bloomsbury and Russell Square with its blend of smart interiors and “tremendous” cooking. A few traditional curry-house stalwarts pop up here and there, but the emphasis is on more innovative ideas and regional specialities – so expect biryanis, dhansaks, tandooris and Bukhara grills alongside more upbeat creations. Starters of spiced scallops with mango salsa or home-smoked duck breast with tamarind potato salad might precede jumbo crab vindaloo, dhaba gosht (goat curry with potatoes) or pan-seared tilapia with caramelised onion sauce and aubergines. Dishes from Kerala and Goa also feature, while vegetables (including “outstanding” makhani dhal) are a cut above the norm. Buffet lunches are aimed at local students, workers and back-packing tourists. Very decent house wine and unusual cocktails too.