City Cuisine Style Michelin Stars Elite Traveler Andy Hayler

Style/Ambiance: First established in Delhi in 1959, Moti Mahal’s English incarnation enjoys a plum spot in London’s West End and makes a fine ambassador for the original.

The tasting menu takes inspiration from the Grand Trunk Road—the ancient route linking present day India, Pakistan and Afghanistan—with wine pairings giving a well-judged nod westward. Highlights include tender tandoor-roasted jumbo prawns marinated in tamarind, chili and curry leaf, and crisp fried lotus stem with peanut and coriander. In this city of Indian ‘interpretations’, this is a welcome taste of authenticity.

Head Chef: Anirudh Arora

Michael Cheung, General Manager

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