Darjeeling Express

I LOVE Carnaby. It’s my go-to food spot and never fails to provide a great selection of restaurants, including old faves and trendy new hotspots. Home to some of my favourite restaurants, such as Pizza Pilgrims, Dishoom and Le Bab, this foodie heaven is prime location for any new restaurant. Constant footfall, hungry tourists and…

Tamarind Kitchen

Tamarind of Mayfair has a new sista! Tamarind Kitchen is the latest in the wave of new Indian restaurants hitting London. Being the newest member of the reputable Tamarind Collection family, behind Tamarind of Mayfair and Zaika of Kensington, there can only be high expectations of what this restaurant will bring to the table. Tamarind of Mayfair was…

Kricket

Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell originally started Kricket in Brixton in 2015 and have expanded to a bigger space in Soho this month. After the huge success of the Brixton branch, there was talk about the opening of the Soho restaurant for months and I’m glad it’s finally here! The trendy hotspot, specialising in contemporary…

Zaika of Kensington

Zaika of Kensington (member of the Tamarind Collection restaurant family) was one of the first Indian restaurants in London to receive a Michelin star and this is truly deserved. We had a fabulous North Indian dinner here to celebrate my sisters 30th birthday. You can really feel the Mughal palace influence with the authentic décor and ambience. A great group set menu in terms of variety, quantity and flavour. I enjoyed the meal so much that I kept eating and eating eventually feeling like I had to be rolled out of Zaika. Classy girl.

Rating: 9/10
Reservations: Can be made online via the website or OpenTable. Get your points 😉
Perfect for: a special occasion (it’s a spenny one)
Location: Kensingtion. Closes station – High Street Kensington

Talli Joe

Inspired by the dive bars in India, Shaftesbury Avenue’s Talli Joe is the exciting new venture of ex-Benares chef Sameer Taneja. Expect small plates and an extensive cocktail menu incorporating ingredients from different regions in India. Flavourful food, small portions and a fun tapas style dining experience. Perfect for a light meal, but if you’re very hungry it could cost you a pretty penny.

Reservations: Can book online via ResDiary
Location: Shaftesbury Avenue
Perfect for: A lunch or dinner catch up with friends/family
Rating: 7/10