It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, if you get the urge for a curry there will be no stopping you. Sometimes the thought of the entire world’s food delicacies, which can may we add all be found in London, become obliterated as the hungry curry addict searches for his fix.
It has to be said that if these strong curry urges were felt when in upmarket Chelsea, the Indian food lover would certainly be spoilt for choice about where to head to for their intense curry fix.
Take a look at three of the best Indian restaurants in Chelsea.
The Rasoi can be found at Lincoln Street, SW3.This award-winning restaurant is Michelin starred and serves extremely high quality food. Although top-notch Indian cuisine in the heart if Chelsea does come at a price and if you wanted to order the “Prestige” taster it would set you back £89.00 per person. This mind-bogglingly named dish consists of a banana wrapped mustard tilapia with aubergine artari cous-cous, mango-tellicherry pepper chicken plus white tomato mkhni with Goan cafreal rice!
Rasoi means kitchen in Indian, which is the most important room of an Indian household. Rasoi’s location certainly warrants the high regard of kitchens in India – in a 100-year-old Chelsea townhouse. You even have to ring the door bell in order to gain admittance.
The Light of India
Situated in a prestigious and quiet residential corner of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Light of India allows diners to take their seat in what can only be described as Victorian luxury. Do not be at all surprised to see a celebrity or two in this restaurant; after all it is a stone’s throw from the ultra-glamorous Kensington Gardens.
The menu reflects food from the whole of India, served to you in prestigious surroundings.
The Light of India is situated just off Cromwell Road not far from Gloucester Road Underground Station, although if you are dining at a place of such esteem you will probably be taking a taxi.
The Painted Heron
Since it opened in 2002, the Painted Heron’s head chef, Yogesh Datta, has received vast acclaim for his commendable interpretation of ‘Modern India’. This sophisticated restaurant is particularly renowned for its seasonal dishes, such as strawberry curry and English asparagus and broad bean curry.
To the rear of the restaurant there is an intimate cigar lounge and terrace which indicates clearly the exclusiveness of this top Indian restaurant.
The Painted Heron is located on Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. For more information and to reserve a table, visit http://www.thepaintedheron.com.