The Facts
NAME: Indian Accent
IT'S: A high-end Indian restaurant in Mayfair

14-12-2017

OPENED: December 14th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Chef Manish Mehotra
DID YOU KNOW: The New Delhi branch of Indian Accent has been rated the San Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India on Asia’s 50 Best List for the past three years
LOCATION: Mayfair
ADDRESS: 16 Albemarle Street, W1S 4HW
CLOSEST TUBE: Green Park
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Saturday 12pm–2.30pm, 5:30pm–10:30pm; Sunday 5:30pm–10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 020 7629 9802
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

Indian Accent

OPENED December 14th, 2017

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Indian Accent is London’s latest high-end Indian restaurant, open now on Albemarle Street.

There are branches already in New Delhi and New York; the New Delhi branch has spent time on the World’s 50 Best list and remains in the top 100 – the only restaurant from India on the list.

The Spot:

This joins the collection of new, high-end Indian restaurants in Mayfair, including Gymkhana (also on Albemarle Street), Jamavar and Bombay Bustle.

It’s got a similar luxe feel inside too, with green velvet banquettes, brass, marble and even a spiral staircase. Two pints of Stella and a lamb bhuna down your local curry house this ain’t.

The Food:

The chef – Manish Mehotra – is something of a TV personality in India, having won a cookery game show called Foodistan and appeared on Masterchef India. He is known for taking classic Indian dishes and incorporating global influences, so some of the dishes at the London branch include ingredients like black pudding, wasabi and Parmesan (not all at the same time, you’ll be relieved to hear).

We’ll be ordering the soy keema with quail egg and lime leaf butter pao (pao being a small bun) – and we will definitely be comparing it to the spectacular keema pao we ate at Bombay Bustle recently.

Manish is also keen to highlight rarely seen Indian dishes, like makhan malai, a a medieval dish made of aerated milk infused with saffron, and there are some fun twists on classics, like a dish of lamb roasted in ghee, with roomali roti pancakes, inspired by the presentation of the dish Peking duck.

There are à la carte (two- or three-course) and tasting menu (nine- or six-course) options available at both lunch and dinner.

The Drinks:

It’s all about wine, cocktails and whisky here. For the cocktails, they’ve brought together a collection of the classics from their New York , plus a few they’ve designed just for us Londoners. The Albemarle Chai Punch (named after the road the restaurant is on) is a house-made milk punch with Batavia Arrack (a spirit distilled from rice), Earl Grey tea, and Virgin Amaro (a herbal liqueur similar to Fernet Branca).

There are loads of rare whiskies too and ‘fine’ wines, which means you could really go for it if you’re in the mood. This is Mayfair, after all.

 

The Damage:

This all depends on how much you want to let loose. Lunch is £25 and £30 for two and three courses respectively, and there’s a six-course tasting menu for £45. At dinner, it’s £55 or £65 for two or three courses, and the nine-course tasting menu is £80.

Once you get booze involved then it all depends on your thirst. There’s a premium whisky flight for £100. Just sayin’…

In a Nutshell:

High-end Indian dining is now officially a trend and we’re into it. This isn’t a case of ‘put it on a fancy plate with a few more foams and whack the price up’ – it’s intense, mind-bending spicing from highly skilled chefs and frankly, we’re prepared to pay for that. Yes, there’s a time and a place for a pile of cheap and cheerful lamb chops at Tayyabs, but sometimes we want cocktails and expertly crafted biryanis. So there.

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The Facts
NAME: Indian Accent
IT'S: A high-end Indian restaurant in Mayfair

14-12-2017

OPENED: December 14th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Chef Manish Mehotra
DID YOU KNOW: The New Delhi branch of Indian Accent has been rated the San Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India on Asia’s 50 Best List for the past three years
LOCATION: Mayfair
ADDRESS: 16 Albemarle Street, W1S 4HW
CLOSEST TUBE: Green Park
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Saturday 12pm–2.30pm, 5:30pm–10:30pm; Sunday 5:30pm–10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 020 7629 9802
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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