Darbaar Launch Review | Traditional Indian Cooking

November 12, 2015

Darbaar

Last week Salman and I ventured to Liverpool Street to attend the launch of the much anticipated Darbaar. Bringing inspired modern Indian cuisine to the city, the new restaurant is bought to us by Abdul Yaseen, the man behind the iconic Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen.

Located within five minutes from both Shoreditch and Liverpool Street Stations, the restaurant includes a large cocktail bar area, 120-cover restaurant with interactive grill seating area, private dining room and a chefs table.

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Upon entering the restaurant we were taken about by the breath-taking decor interpretation ancient India. With hues of midnight blue, gold and copper used dramatically throughout the space paired with striking chandeliers, ornate mirrors and exquisite drapes, the space is simply beautiful.

Already well known in Britain for being a dynamic and innovative Indian chef, Abdul has combined traditional royal Indian recipes with local and seasonal produce. Taking inspiration from the many diverse regions of India and cooking with traditional clay ovens and charcoal Robata grills, the food is packed with flavour.

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Signature dishes include Nawabi Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb, Keralan Shrimp Cocktail and Kid Goat Biryani. Served with sides of tandoori bread, cucumber and mint raita and black lentils, the food is flavoursome and hearty.

Sure to be a hit with the city boy (and girl) locals, the decor really is exquisite - although I have to be honest and say the food isn't as addictive as my all-time favourite Dishoom.

Darbaar
Darbaar