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Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Khan’s of Kensington 10

Step out of South Kensington tube station and it’s straight in front of you. This small, unassuming restaurant has been in business since 1988. It describes its food as a “slightly modern take on North Indian cuisine.”

The menu is quite extensive, offering a choice of many of the usual favourites, as well as a few originals. We started with the Chicken Chat and the Pepper Prawn (cooked in garlic, salt, pepper and chilli). Both were excellent. I decided to play safe and had Murg Jalfrezi as my main course; my companion chose the Lamb Chili Stir Fry. The latter was very reminiscent of the crispy lamb you often find in Chinese restaurants – but none the worse for that. Finishing with Mango Kulfi, and after copious quantities of their excellent Malbec red wine, I was well satisfied. Overall the standard of all the dishes was first rate.

The service was excellent, both efficient and friendly, and the bill was in line with expectations. I think this place is something of a find, and I look forward to going back to try some of their more unusual “Creative Dishes” in future.

UPDATE: Having now gone back four more times to check that my original impression was correct, I have upgraded Khan’s of Kensington to a 10/10 – the full Clem Fandango!