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Trishna’s “modern take on Indian cuisine” is where the Sethi family’s restaurant story started. Their clutch of new openings may be markedly young ’n’ funky compared to the original, but that’s how Trishna’s fans like it – and there are plenty of them, including Michelin. The food is beautifully presented to fit a restrained dining room with doors that open onto the street in summer. Although the prevailing breeze might not be coastal, much of the cooking has a noticeable briny tang: order pink prawns with chilli, garlic and smoked tomato chutney or quail pepper fry with Keralan spices to start, followed by the now-famous tandoori hariyali bream in a vivid green chilli-herb jacket. Biriyanis are inventive, as in a wild mushroom and berry version with pink peppercorn raita, while venison and duck come with superior keema naans. Oenophile Sunaina Sethi has devised some “exceptional” wine pairings to match the complexity of the food: you are in safe hands.

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Trishna

15-17 Blandford Street ,London W1U 3DG

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Still one of my favourites

by   platinum reviewer (86)

May 2015

We took my brother-in-law here for a birthday meal as he had never been. We arrived on time and were taken straight to our table and given cocktail menus (we decided not to have one as we had been somewhere prior for a drink), and waited a few minutes for someone to come back to ask for the food and wine menu. Within 10 minutes or so we had our drinks and placed our food order. We decided to order lots of small plates - quail pepper fry, cauliflower samosas, 2 x aloo chat (I could eat this...

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Joanna G.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Trishna

15-17 Blandford Street ,London W1U 3DG

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Best posh Indian for quite some time

by   platinum reviewer (216)

Mar 2015

Trishna’s website proclaims that this is “not your average curry night.” Such an assertion speaks of self-deprecation and a recent evening here saw our (high) expectations comfortably surpassed. Trishna (owned by the same team as the currently popular Gymkhana) deservedly merits its Michelin star and we loved the sheer inventiveness and taste-sensations of the food. Admittedly my comrade and I eat a lot of Indian meals, but from our point of view, Trishna far exceeded the likes of the Cinnamon Club,...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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Trishna

15-17 Blandford Street ,London W1U 3DG

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High end pricey indian but lives up to its hype

by   platinum reviewer (77)

Oct 2014

This was my second visit to Trishna and it definitely hasnt lost any of its magic. We decided to go here as Gymkhana (famed sister restaurant) werent offering any decent times to eat and i thought it cant be that different foodwise to eat here. Dishes are either amazing hits (the guinea fowl tikka or the Aloo papdi chat [potato, masala chickpea, tamarind, sweet yoghurt]) versus quite average paneer tikka or duck keema, both of which were actually quite bland. Pricewise, came to £50 per...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 7

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15-17 Blandford Street ,London W1U 3DG

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Tasting menu at Trishna

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Sep 2013

My experience at Trishna was an all round excellent experience. There were a number of menus to choose from and we chose the tasting menu, 5 courses, with wine. Each course was well presented, tasted great and had something a little bit different about it e.g. prawn and lobster starter and a duck seekh kebab. I personally couldn't keep up with the wine, but my companion was able to help me finish it off! Service was extremely professional, with each dish being described together with the accompanying...

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Sabina L.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Trishna

15-17 Blandford Street ,London W1U 3DG

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Elegant Indian

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Jul 2013

The ocassion was a birthday meal on a Friday night. After deliberation we chose the 5 course taster menu however we wanted the ‘lamb chops’ so added these on as well. The head waiter was more than happy to accomodate and also returned to inform us the extra dish was included at a discount to the set menu price which was evidenced on the bill. A pleasing start to the evening. Each course arrived delicately well presented, delivering on taste and combination of familiar and new flavours. The seam bream...

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Tom C.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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15-17 Blandford Street ,London W1U 3DG

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Fluke day for Michelin award, or did we just pick a bad day?

by   platinum reviewer (122)

May 2013

We found this place quite unremarkable one Sunday lunchtime, considering 1* has been awarded. Decor slightly run-down, which could have been overlooked had the food been better. Service pleasant but oddly the more experienced member of staff was a little sloppy. The young inexperienced Spanish lady was a delight. My seafood biryani was ok, but less is more when it comes down to quality – it is nearly always possible to order extra food on the spot, but little can be done about general overall standard...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 6

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15-17 Blandford Street ,London W1U 3DG

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by   platinum reviewer (55)

Jan 2013

As we opened the door we were greeted by a waft of enticing spices. On a Saturday night the restaurant was rammed and was noisy so if you're looking for solitude I suspect this is not for you, but if you're looking for great food, service and a great buzzy atmosphere Trishna should be at the top of the list! The food was excellent and the portions were huge so a very generous sized doggy bag left with us.

Neil M.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 9

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15-17 Blandford Street ,London W1U 3DG

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by   bronze reviewer (9)

Mar 2012

We had a great time here on Saturday night. It was busy and bustling, yet with a casual relaxed feel. We decided on the 5 course taster menu and whilst not all the dishes were a hit with everyone, the food is well-prepared and the presentation is modern and simple. I wouldn’t bother with the matching wine menu at £44.50 as it is difficult to hear what is being served, above the background noise, and I’m pretty confident I could have chosen some nice wines to go with my food. One small point, our...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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15-17 Blandford Street ,London W1U 3DG

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Nov 2010

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Beautiful wine and cocktail selection.lovely food specially lamb chop and bream with tomato kachumber highly recommend as well as the Dorset brown crab.friendly and helpful staff.really enjoyed my birthday party.will Definitely go back again.

Sheikh I.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 9

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    Food Expectations :: Food Expectations Trishna Review

    I had a business dinner with some of my all-time favourite investors, who over time have also become good friends. They love Indian food and will usually go to Gymkhana two out of their three nights in town, so this time I suggested Trishna for a change, and since it belongs to the same owners, they were keen to try.
    Trishna is a bit different from Gymkhana as it serves southern Indian food, which is lighter and more centred around seafood.
    We were six for dinner, which is perfect as we ordered a lot of different things and all shared.
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Essential Details for Trishna

  • Address: 15-17 Blandford Street, London W1U 3DG
  • Telephone: 020 7935 5624
  • Email: info@trishnalondon.com
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri 12N-2.30pm 6-10.30pm Sat 12N-2.30pm 5.30-10.30pm Sun 12N-2.45pm 5.30-9.45pm
  • Cuisine: Indian Fish
  • Area: Marylebone
  • Price: £46.00
  • Wine: £23.00
  • Champagne: £49.00
  • Private Dining: 12,10

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