Bringing the flavours of Calcutta to Carnaby Street - London's famed Darjeeling Express serves the luscious ancestral Indian cuisine of chef-owner Asma Kahn in the freshest top-floor Soho location.
The all-female kitchen team prides itself on preparing vibrant homestyle dishes to be shared and enjoyed by friends and family who gravitate to this snappy venue to feast and celebrate. A fast growing favourite amongst the Hollywood A-list, we're keen for a table asap!
Kahn's evening three course set menu offers a generous array of Eastern and Southern Indian regional dishes ranging from better known curry-house favourites such as Paneer Korma through to the more elusive Beef Tamatar Gosht (slow cooked beef in tomato and fragrant spices). We love a set menu as it takes the pressure of too much choice away - it's still down to the customer to narrow down the options but from a small selection with a set range of sides to accompany. The three (THREE) deserts which come as part of the set menu are definitely piquing our interest.
Owner, Kahn is own Vogue's list of 25 most influential women. Her world renowned culinary skills and progressive commitment to social change makes her a tour de force we will follow with interest. Now to book our table...
Where: Top Floor, Kingley Court, Carnaby Street W1B 5PW
Nearest tube: Picadilly Circus
Vibe: A-list hug on a plate