London is renowned for its multiculturalism, so it perhaps comes as no surprise that the capital is home to some truly sensational Indian restaurants.
If you’re dating a spicy food fan, you’re both in for a treat. Here’s our pick of the best that the Big Smoke has to offer:
Moti Mahal – Covent Garden
Treat your date to affordable, award-winning cuisine at Moti Mahal, in the heart of London’s Covent Garden.
Using fresh local and sublime global ingredients, Moti Mahal has crafted an enticing menu, filled with a mix of delicate canapés and heartier dishes, like tender buttered Delhi chicken and Punjab-style gourd and lentil dumplings.
The dining room exudes an almost royal vibe, with luxurious seating, opulent sparkling chandeliers and lavish fabrics fit for a Maharaja!
Just off London’s Leicester Square, Dishoom is a retro yet modern restaurant, serving some of the best Indian cuisine in the capital.
The décor is resonant of a bygone Bollywood era, with framed photos of stars, ornate ceiling fans and exposed cabinets of vintage Indian household products. The open-plan kitchen exudes a rich and spicy aroma.
If you’re keen to sample more than your usual Korma or Tikka Massala, you’ve come to the right place. The House Black Dahl is one of the more unusual dishes you can try here, a real favourite amongst diners and daters alike.
And – if your wallet’s feeling the pinch, take your date on a Monday! When you ask for the bill, the waiter will bring you a dice, and if you roll a six then you’ll get your entire meal, for free! A cheap date indeed!
Offering sensationally sophisticated Indian haute cuisine, Cinnamon Club sits in superb surroundings inside the Grade II Listed Old Westminster Library.
Delectable dishes include roasted plaice with Bengali spiced crab and a hearty South Indian chicken stew, while the desserts menu showcases an indulgent array of treats and cocktails to complement your meal.
Just a short stroll away from London’s stunning Southbank, Cinnamon Club really is the perfect place to date.
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