Vindaloo Vic

Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Anokha 6

This place might have rather more clients if it were easier to find; several members of our party complained that they had got lost while wandering through the narrow alleys near St Paul’s Cathedral where Anokha is based.

In fact this is the third and newest member of a chain of Indian restaurants. The decor is quite smart and the feeling is distinctly up-market.

As for the food, everyone agreed that the Onion Bhajees were some of the best ever encountered. A main course of Garlic Chilli Chicken had a nice, fresh taste but was far too mild for a dish of that name. The Duck Shashlik was OK, as was the Murgh Khazana (a coconut dish).

The food is generally of a high standard, if slightly bland. So it’s a pity that the service was slow, requiring us to wait well over an hour for our starters — disappointing as it was a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was not particularly busy.

When one of our party told the waiter that the restaurant was being reviewed by Vindaloo Vic, we were immediately offered a round of after-dinner drinks on the house. A nice try, but I cannot be bribed so easily!