After two successful outposts in New Delhi and New York, Indian Accent is now open in London. After a successful run of other restaurant, Chor Bizarre for 20 years at the same spot, restaurateur Rohit Khattar is ready to bowl Londoners over. What sets Indian Accent part is the fact that it offers an inventive approach to Indian cuisine.
Like other branches, Chef Manish Mehrotra will reinterpret nostalgic Indian dishes with his global aesthetic. Sample this: soy keema, quail egg and lime leaf butter pao and Kashmiri morels, parmesan papad, ghee roast lamb with roomali roti pancakes inspired by Peking duck. What more, the London location will also see reinvented (read Indianise) British classics such as black pudding stuffed inside kulcha. Indian Accent’s contemporary spin on traditional recipes, both comfort home food and unusual recipes from lesser known regions, has made it one of the most recognisable Indian restaurants in the world.
The ambience, taking a leaf from Indian architecture, features a combination of brass, marble and combed pearl-lustred walls with rich crushed emerald green velvet upholstery. A striking spiral staircase leads to the intimate lower ground floor restaurant, even as one can opt for a private dining mean for 12 to 25 people.