Shiuli is an Indian restaurant in Twickenham, on the outskirts of southwest London, offering a contemporary and healthy take on Indian cuisine. The restaurant was born out of the pandemic as a place that offers more than just great food and drink – somewhere to relax and socialise with friends, where community lies at the core. The food menu is designed by Michelin-starred chef Alfred Prasad, previously working at Tamarind in Mayfair where he retained its star for 12 years. He was also the youngest Indian chef to receive a Michelin star at the age of 29.
Shiuli is focused on creating a relaxing and welcoming environment for guests to enjoy its health-conscious dishes. It’s also committed to sustainability and follows a number of eco-friendly initiatives to promote the health of the planet. For example, the menu highlights its most planet-friendly dishes for those who wish to make more conscious dining choices. It also works with BELU water, a social enterprise whose profits go to Water Aid, and the restaurant is part of the Sustainable Restaurants Association.
Alongside the main menu are dedicated vegetarian and vegan offerings. The regular menu is divided into small plates and salads, grills, mains and rice and breads. Start with a selection of dishes to share, such as samphire onion bhajis, steamed chicken momos, duck samosas and Malai marinated chicken. From the grill selection, look out for beetroot tikki (a pan-grilled beetroot and carrot cake), tandoori chicken and roasted broccoli with hazelnut crumble and cranberries. Under the mains section, discover a chickpea and pumpkin curry, lamb biryani and Alleppey sea bass.
To drink, there is a lengthy list of cocktails and mocktails, from a Shiuli Gin Fizz made with jasmine and soda, to a non-alcoholic Jungle Run mixing Everleaf Forest, mango, tamarind lime and ginger beer. There are also a range of gins, for the perfect G&T, as well as beers, wine and soft drinks.