Darjeeling Express
The Facts
NAME: Darjeeling Express

27-06-2017

OPENED: June 27th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Asma Khan
DID YOU KNOW: Once up and running, Asma plans to donate to a charity that supports second daughters living in Kurseong village in the Darjeeling district in Bengal
ADDRESS: Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby, W1B 5PW
CLOSEST TUBE: Oxford Circus
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Saturday 12pm-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Tel: 020 7287 2828
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

Darjeeling Express

OPENED June 27th, 2017

Watch our video on how they make puchkas at Darjeeling Express.

Darjeeling Express is the first permanent restaurant from Indian cook Asma Khan, open in Soho’s Kingly Court.

Asma is of royal Mughlai ancestry and grew up in Calcutta, so her food reflects this combination of influences. The menu is a collection of dishes fit to grace the table at a royal banquet or, to be sold to hungry passers-by on the busy streets of East India.

The Spot:

This is right in the heart of the action on Soho’s Kingly Court on Carnaby Street, up on the top floor.

The Food:

Asma made her name hosting pop-up restaurants, which we loved. Her spiced mutton kebabs fizzle with fat in the best possible way and her crisp/sour/salty/spicy papri chaat is like a reset button for the tastebuds – wake up or shut up.

Asma’s food is unique in London; a culinary mashup of influences which come together into an exciting menu. Take the time to work through the whole thing.

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The Drinks:

We love the twists on classic cocktails like the martini, infused with the aromatic bitterness of curry leaves. The wine list is quite serious, too.

The Damage:

Starters are £5-8; mains £10-16 and desserts all £5. A cocktail will set you back £8-9.50 and wines by the glass a fiver.

In a Nutshell:

Asma Khan has opened an Indian restaurant based on the food of her childhood and we predict it will be one of the most successful openings of 2017.

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The Facts
NAME: Darjeeling Express

27-06-2017

OPENED: June 27th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Asma Khan
DID YOU KNOW: Once up and running, Asma plans to donate to a charity that supports second daughters living in Kurseong village in the Darjeeling district in Bengal
ADDRESS: Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby, W1B 5PW
CLOSEST TUBE: Oxford Circus
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Saturday 12pm-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Tel: 020 7287 2828
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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