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Rasa W1

6 Dering St. Send to Phone
020-7629 1346
Underground: Bond St.
Another of the first-rate Rasa chain of Keralan restaurants.
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Rasa W1 Restaurant Review

: This is the West End branch of chef-owner Das Sreedharan's original, less accessible Stoke Newington Rasa, so the décor is a bit more upmarket, done in Indian temple style with lots of gods and goddesses adorning the walls and staircase. And then there's the trademark shocking pink. Looking in the window at the packed tables, you'd never believe this is a non-smoking, vegetarian restaurant with the clientele drawn from the film and music biz centre in nearby Soho. Sreedharan has published a well-received cookbook of his Keralan recipes and his chefs all get sent to his mom in Kerala for their final training. Here he’s bowed to pressure and introduced a few meat dishes based on the cooking of northern Kerala. Blissful flavours accompany some of the most unlikely sounding curries, like the spinach and beetroot thoran and the garlic curry. And don't miss the crunchy pappadum-alternatives accompanied by their own pickles and chutneys. The selection of wines lives up to the menu. Set vegetarian meal £19.50, non-vegetarian £25.

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