Khan’s of Kensington
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!