About East West
OPENING 15th FEBRUARY 2020
Restaurateur Devinder Singh is bringing North India to North London via Southern Italy with his new concept, which fuses dishes from his childhood with stone-baked pizza. East West aims to disrupt the pizza scene with exciting flavours such as masala jackfruit and butter chicken with truffled oyster mushroom.
The restaurant is located close to Tufnell Park Station and is taking over from the Stingray’s site on Fortress Road. The Kentish town eatery will be 48-cover affair spread out over two floors, decked out in terracotta and blue accents with exposed bricking and mosaic tiling.
The concept marries southern Italian traditions with Indian ones for a novel take on the humble pizza, which will see punters feasting on innovative creations such as saag paneer pizza with grilled artichoke and crispy onions. The Indian classics will also get the Italian treatment with the likes of zingy murgh kofte polpette and paneer bruschetta, while arancini will arrive decadently stuffed with paneer, tandoori chicken, butter chicken, and more.
The drinks are creative riffs on the East meets West theme, such as the Chai Martinin and the clever Punjab to Moscow Mule featuring spiced ginger beer, galangal citrus syrup, and vodka. However, the desserts will stay loyal to Devinder’s origins as Indian classics of Gajar Ka Halwa and Gulab Jamun are made using Singh’s family recipes.
Devinder Singh is a “huge admirer of how Italians from the southern regions, Puglia in particular, make their pizza and the light and gentle base found throughout the area provides the perfect stage for punchy Indian flavours and can’t wait to bring our creations to NW5.” East West aims to exploit the best of both countries, to offer north Londoners a new food concept that will hopefully have punters coming back for more fennel pesto and butter chicken pizza.