SquareMeal Review of
“Pakistan meets northern India with a gentle series of flavours and aromas”, writes a fan of this ornate Portman Village restaurant – a luxurious but easy mix of carved screens, stained-glass ceiling lights, ornate mirrors and gold accents, with extravagantly plumped-up cushions to sit on. “Flavour-busting” lamb dishes are a standout, whether you’re after tandoori chops marinated in fenugreek, black pepper and garlic or the signature slow-cooked ‘ishtu’ with yoghurt, onion and ginger. Otherwise the menu encompasses lighter salads, street snacks such as papdi channa chaat, tawa grills, ‘dum pukht’ rice specialities and some of the best dhal in town. Breads are exemplary and everything is served with style, helping to justify prices that are undoubtedly at the higher end of the Indian spectrum. Staff are spot-on and the ever-accommodating owner is “top-drawer” too.