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Indian Accent opens in London

Friday, December 15, 2017, 11:00 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff | Mumbai

After two successful outposts in New Delhi and New York, Indian Accent is now open in London. Restaurateur Rohit Khattar (Chairman, Old World Hospitality) said, “We are delighted to bring Indian Accent to London. After a successful run of our other restaurant, “Chor Bizarre” for 20 years at the same location, we hope London embraces Indian Accent with the same warmth.”

Indian Accent offers an inventive approach to Indian cuisine. The New Delhi branch is the only restaurant from India on the World’s 50 Best list the past three years, and was also awarded the San Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India on Asia’s 50 Best List for each of those years. In 2017, Trip Advisor has rated Indian Accent No. 1 in India (an honour it has held for the past four years), No. 2 in Asia and No. 19 in the World. Its New York location was ranked amongst the best new restaurants of 2016 by several publications, including Zagat, Eater, Time Out; and is currently among the top five restaurants in the city on TripAdvisor.

Chef Manish Mehrotra reinterprets nostalgic Indian dishes with openness towards global techniques and influences. Dishes such as soy keema, quail egg and lime leaf butter pao; and kashmiri morels, walnut powder, parmesan papad, will excite the adventurous while satisfying traditional palates. Mehrotra highlights rarely seen Indian foods such as makhan malai, a medieval dish made of aerated milk infused with saffron; and playful presentations such as the ghee roast lamb with roomali roti pancakes, inspired by the format for Peking duck. The London location will also feature local produce and creative spins on British classics such as black pudding, stuffed here inside kulcha flatbreads.

Indian Accent shall open for lunch, Mondays to Saturdays, and for dinner daily. At dinner, a nine-course Chef’s Tasting Menu (GBP 80) is offered, along with three course (GBP 55) and four course (GBP 65) prix-fixe menu options that include accompaniments. Lunch shall feature a two course (GBP 25) and a three course menu (GBP 30) with accompaniments, a six course tasting menu (GBP 45), and an à la carte menu.

Group Beverage Director, Daniel Beedle’s wine list for the New York location received noteworthy acclaim from with Wine Spectator putting it in the 50 best lists in NYC and Wine Enthusiast in the 100 best lists in the USA. An equally interesting wine list has been crafted for London. The cocktail selection comprises hits from New York and exciting additions for London, like the Albemarle Chai Punch—a house-made milk punch featuring Batavia Arrack, Earl Grey, and Virgin Amaro. A glass cabinet in the lobby is stocked with a large selection of rare whiskies. Whisky flights are also offered along with wine pairings and premium wine pairings for the Chef’s Tasting Menu.

Set across two floors, the restaurant, designed by Design LSM, has reimagined materials familiar in Indian architecture. A combination of brass, marble and combed pearl-lustred walls create a contemporary backdrop complete with rich crushed emerald green velvet upholstery.   

A striking spiral staircase leads to the intimate lower ground floor restaurant. A private dining option for 12 – 25 people is also available here.

Indian Accent’s contemporary spin on traditionally grounded recipes, both nostalgic home dishes and unusual foods from lesser known Indian regions and communities, has made it the leading destination for modern Indian food in India. The restaurant is excited to bring its cuisine to diners in London.

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