30% off NOIR Indian Sunday brunch in London S. WoodfordSPONSORED CONTENT HALAL STATUS Fully Halal food & drinks menu • Shisha served (separately)
High-end Indian restaurant Noir in north east London’s South Woodford was one of FtLion’s stand-out restaurants last year having impressed with a wonderfully conceived menu that was rated 4.5/5 when it first launched.
Since then, they’ve gone from strength to strength, with extremely positive feedback from the UK’s Muslim community for its fully Halal menu, having earlier this year put together a phenomenal Ramadan menu.
Well Noir has out done itself again with the introduction of an incredible Sunday brunch menu, which is available all-day, the likes of which will not be found elsewhere.
As with all-things Noir, not onloy does every item have that mandatory Nikhil-twist, helping to elevate it beyond the ordinary, but their expert mixologist has created a number of complementary beverages too.
For those who haven’t visited yet, Noir is unlike the majority of restaurant-cum-shisha lounges out there(shisha area is situated entirely separately from their exquisitely-designed dining area), who rely more on aesthetics than actual taste.
Noir actually boasts the culinary skills of Michelin-trained Head Chef, Nikhil Mahale, who, with over 20 years’ experience, is all about perfectly judging that precarious balancing act.
To accommodate for this inspiringly unique menu, the restaurant has now extended its hours on the Sunday by opening early at 11am and closing late at midnight.
Epic brunch menu with a staggering range of choices
Let’s take a look at this extensive brunch which offers no less that 17 dishes to be enjoyed, a pair of desserts, and a selection of beverages, a few of which have been specially concocted for this release.
The first and most obvious was “the utlimate desi breakfast”, the Spine ‘n’ Shine. And boy did it shine with masala scrambled eggs, sourdough naan, chicken sausage, turkey rashers, masala beans and crispy hash brown .
Although staying true to tradition, a masterstroke on the part of Nikhil sees the English breakfast being elevated, with toast being replaced by a tandoori sourdough.
And while crispy homemade hash browns and a pair of smoky turkey rashers are retained, the Chef subtly spices things up through masala scrambled eggs, chicken sausage with a crispy exterior, and creamy masala beans (the veg option has potato tikki and grilled mushrooms for £14).
If you’re looking for something left-key yet playful, then Noir’s Stack It Up, which has homemade fluffy biscoff and caramel pancakes topped with berries, cherries, candy floss, and popcorn, is truly inspired.
Insofar as this may sound like a dessert of sorts, the addition of the semi-emulsified cherries brings that sharp acidity to help counter-balance the sweetness of the other elements.
While other restaurants would simply suffice in offering one version, Noir doesn’t believe in simple or easy, with two versions of this classic Indian street food staple available.
In the case of their Preeti Puri, there’s either the punchy mixed berry and tamarind pani puri (above) or the more savoury zaffrani dahi sev puri. Whichever one you opt for, prepare your taste buds to be wowed.
There’s bangers and mash, and then there’s Noir’s memorable That’s A Banger, which will have you licking the plate, it’s that well executed.
With herbaceous chicken sausages that are soft and succulent on the inside, but delicately crispy on the out, it’s the rich and velvety masala gravy which ultimately brings these and the creamy mashed potato together into a harmonious whole.
Noir’s take on waffle and chicken is inspired with the former being fried to achieve a light crispy exterior that contrasts superbly against the chewy tenderness of the chicken that’s covered in a sweet and gently spiced sticky glaze.
With plenty of sesame seeds to deliver that aromatic kick, all this Waffle O’Cluck needs is the reduced maple butter to complete another wonderfully innovative dish.
For their desserts, Noir’s has the best of both worlds, with the Fond of Falooda combining the kulfi, in this case a malai version, with a strawberry and rose cream falooda.
Finished with a sprinkle of nuts and tutti frutti, this has plenty going on, with the sweetness perfectly judged to ensure a light and refreshing ending to Noir’s exotic new brunch.
We’ve teamed up with this ambitious brand to offer FtLion readers an exclusive 30% off this epic Sunday brunch menu throughout this entire month of September.
190 George Ln, South Woodford, London E18 1AY.
Opening Hours: Mon CLOSED | Tue-Sat 16:00-00:00 | Sun 11:00-00:00