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Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Raj of Kensington 8

This restaurant used to be called the Kensington Tandoori, although I never went there when it had that name. As well as a new name, the place has had a makeover and there’s a new chef. The overall effect is to it more upmarket, but not into the realms of pretentiousness, something this is now very common in London’s “designer” Indian restaurants.

The menu has an interesting mix of familiar dishes and more unusual creations. Our starters included Salmon Methi Tikka and Sharabi Jingha (cider soaked tiger prawns). For mains I played safe with Murg Jal-frezi, but others were more adventurous, choosing venison and lamb dishes from the “Chef’s Specialities”.

All the food was tasty and freshly cooked. Portions were of a reasonable size, and the bill cam to less than I was expecting. Add in friendly and efficient service, and there’s not really much to dislike.