Any Briton worth their Bombay potatoes knows better than to turn down a tasty curry. Mango Indian restaurant is one of many curry houses in the capital, but sets itself apart from the crowd with its unique menu options, which do away with the typical Brit-Indian menu. Instead, the chefs here fuse traditional Indian dishes with modern concepts to deliver food that is full of natural flavour.
The dining room here is a sleek and minimalist space complete with high-back brown chairs and dark wood tables. Mango Indian’s menu is a wide-ranging affair which takes its inspiration from across India, featuring everything from dishes inspired by Mumbai street food to Southern Indian specialities.
To begin your meal, tuck into a complimentary basket of poppadoms before choosing from a selection of starters - think lamb chops marinated with homemade yoghurt and ground spices, or aloo tikki, a staple of Mumbai’s street food scene which sees potato and chickpeas spiced with fresh coriander and cumin seeds, then paired with coriander and mint chutney.
For your main course, you can choose a dish cooked on the tandoor grill, such as fillet of Scottish salmon marinated with dill, garlic, ginger, green chili, kasundi mustard and brushed with a honey glaze, or half a baby chicken marinated in a medley of spices and served with onion and fennel raita, coconut chutney and green pea relish. Groups meanwhile can opt for large sharing platters and mixed grills.
Elsewhere on the menu, you will find a number of tempting curries (think goan fish and chicken korma varieties), as well as a range of vegetarian dishes, including saag aloo, paneer and black lentils in a cream sauce.
Finish up with sweet treats such as gulab jamun with vanilla gelato, or explore Mango Indian’s list of wines, beers and spirits.