The Cinnamon Club - London
More than 10 years down the line, the Cinnamon Club remains a thrilling prospect & Vivek Singh’s exquisite ‘high spec’ Indian food still feels ahead of its time. Housed in the baroque grandeur of the Westminster Library, this decorous dining room certainly looks the part with its shelves of leather-bound books & dusky original features, although the panelled backdrop is in stark contrast to Singh’s exhilarating take on his native cuisine.
His trademark fusion of modern European techniques with deft, near-miraculous spicing yields some extraordinary results – just consider black-leg chicken breast with dried mango & peanut alongside a spicy tikka rillette, char-grilled halibut with tomato & shrimp broth or Hyderabadi lamb suffused with chilli heat & delicate hints of sesame & tamarind. A nine-course tasting menu also allows diners to delve more deeply into the kitchen’s repertoire.Despite the odd gripe about ‘slow’ service, this is a sublime, suave & civilised experience that deserves to be ‘tried & savoured’.
WINE LIST: A well-constructed list with great choice at the lower & higher ends. In addition to a well-chosen & extensive selection of wines from all countries (including India), there are many cocktails, sherries & stickies included. However, the limited number of rosés feels like a missed opportunity.
- Address: The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU
- Telephone: 020 7222 2555
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Visit The Cinnamon Club
- Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30-9.45am Mon-Sat 12N-2.45pm 6-10.45pm
- Capacities: Private rooms for 30, 60 people
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