Award-winning Indian Accent launches in London todayHALAL STATUS Lamb, Chicken & Beef Halal. Zero cross contamination.
One of the worlds top Indian restaurants is set to launch its third branch today in London with almost a fully Halal menu.
Indian Accent, whose flagship branch in New Delhi is currently 78th on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and 30th on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, will be opening its doors for lunch in Mayfair soon.
Except for duck, not only is the chicken, lamb and beef Halal, but FtL can confirm that the solitary pork dish and bacon item on the menu are prepared and cooked entirely separately without any risk of cross contamination.
With its second branch already making waves across the Atlantic in the Big Apple, Indian Accent’s latest outing takes over from Chor Bizarre, a Halal restaurant that was also owned by the same restaurant group.
You can expect the same calibre of food as its New Delhi counterpart, with the group’s chef Manish Mehrotra personally having moved over to the Capital to prepare the menu and help set things up.
As a menu, Indian Accent will be offering set courses, with a 2-course and a 3-course menu alongside à la carte choices, and a 6 course tasting menu for lunch alone.
For dinner, a 9-course Chef’s Tasting Menu along with 3- and 4-course prix fixe (that’s posh for ‘fixed price’) menus being offered.
As for the dishes on each menu, expect dainty first course dishes such as Kashmiri morels, walnut powder, and parmesan papad; or a Mathri Trio comprising of smoked aubergine bharta duck khurchan, and methi murgh.
For mid-course, there’s dishes like: soy keema, quail egg, and lime leaf butter pao; or something as novel as meetha achaar ribs, sundried mango, and onion seeds.
For the main, here’s two to whet your appetite: wagyu (yes wagyu), foie gras tikka, aloo methi cheela (supplement£6); and ghee roast lamb, roomali roti pancakes (vegetarian option with rajasthani chakki).
Finally for dessert, there’s doda barfi treacle tart with vanilla bean ice cream; or even makhan malai, saffron milk, rose petal jaggery brittle and almonds.
A three course meal will thus set you back £55, a four course £65, with a choice of three or four courses and one accompaniment additional course for an extra £10 (additional accompaniment £6).
According to its website: “Indian Accent’s menu explores progressive ideas in Indian cuisine while maintaining traditional integrity. Chef Manish Mehrotra reinterprets nostalgic Indian dishes with an openness towards global techniques and influences.”
16 Albemarle St, Mayfair,
London W1S 4HW.
T: +44 (0)20 7629 9802 | W: www.indianaccent.com
Opening Hours: Mon–Sun (Lunch) 12:00-14:30 | Mon–Sat (Dinner) 17:30-22:30 | Sun 22:00