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Cafe Spice Namaste

16 Prescot St. Send to Phone
020-7488 9242
Underground: Tower Hill
Well worth the journey to the back streets of Whitechapel.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Cafe Spice Namaste Restaurant Review

: The red brick Victorian building on a backstreet is the setting for chef-patron Cyrus Todiwala’s Bombay Parsee-inspired cooking. Inside you’re greeted with a riot of vivid south Indian colours, from the purples and reds of fabrics in the front area to softer orange and green in the back room. The menu is equally diverse, both in ingredients and preparation, offering selections of widely varied origin representing north and south India, Gwalior, the Punjab, Goa, Kashmir and Hyderabad, and, of course, Parsee. Parsee dishes, originating from Persia, come in sweet and sour flavours, as in dhansak, or curry. There are plenty of inspired tandoor items, too. Breads are first-rate; accompaniments equally good. The most refreshingly sour lassi, the crispest pappadums, the most piquant pickles are additional pleasures. The wine list nicely guides diners towards what best complements the cuisine. Set 3-course meal £35.


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