Another addition to the small restaurant empire of Atul Kochhar, Kanishka offers Pan-Indian fine dining in the heart of Mayfair that reflects India's rich and varied regional cuisines. Split across two floors on Maddox Street, chef patron Kochhar puts a contemporary spin on classic dishes at this upmarket spot, using a curated selection of fine ingredients to create his innovative menus.
The ground-floor dining room offers formality with plenty of flair, boasting glamorous mirrored walls, a striking black and white pinstripe motif and a beautiful ocean blue bar in the centre of the room. Downstairs, meanwhile, is all neutral tones and lush foliage, boasting an impressive ceiling covered in verdant greenery.
There are a wealth of menus on offer at Kanishka including tasting, a la carte, set, vegetarian and children's menus. For those dining a la carte, expect to sample dishes such as soft shell crab with corn and mango, Kashmiri goat rogan josh and old Delhi-style lamb biryani. While desserts are just as intriguing and include a chocolate 'Jaffa' featuring chocolate mousse, orange curd and cinnamon ice cream.
If you can't decide, or want to make your dining experience extra special, there is a six-course tasting menu which takes guests on a culinary journey through some of Kochhar's favourite dishes. This can be enjoyed with a wine pairing if liked, for the full experience. Dishes change with the seasons but might include the likes of Tamil chicken with tenderstem broccoli, onions and musallam gravy, Bengali lamb kosha with black dal and saffron rice, and custard apple rabdi (sweet milk) for dessert.
The drinks menu is headlined by a selection of house cocktails, alongside non-alcoholic versions and lassis. You'll also find an extensive collection of old and new world wines from across the globe, as well as an unparalleled spirits selection.