1947 – London
Close to – oxford circus, Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street stations
I was recently invited to sample some of the delicious Indian food at the newest Indian restaurant in London town, 1947. And what a delight it was to sample the dishes here.
Located in Fitzrovia and headed up by chef Krishnapal Negi from the famous Oberoi chain and Tangawisi Richmond the dishes are based around recipes from the India – Pakistan partition era; 1947 but all the dishes have been given a modern twist.
The venue is probably one of the prettiest yet restaurants I’ve seen all year and is super-instagrammable with a cute flower wall when you enter.
The menu has a good range of veggie and non-veg dishes and they are even working on an entirely vegan menu as we were told by our impeccable waiter Daniel. The place has a really lovely vintage vibe to it with it teal and gold décor befitting of Mayfair. The restaurant is open-plan so you can see the chefs freshly making the food which really adds to the ambience of the place.
Okay, so let’s get to the pictures of the food which I know you all want to see:
We started our meal with a glass of an Italian Montepluciano. The menu includes an extensive wine list from more reasonable wines to a high-end budgets.
ASPARAGUS, CORN & COCONUT SAMOSA – Tempered with curry leaves, mustard seeds & fresh herbs. A lovely little dish with South Indian influences.
MAHARAJA PRAWNS – Jumbo prawns lightly marinated in a blend of spices and cooked in the clay oven
HOME SMOKED TANDOORI SALMON – Tandoori grilled salmon smoked with cloves and cardamom. Served with a mustard and honey chutney
For our mains we had rice, the chef bread selection (garlic naan, lacha paratha and roti) along with:
DHAABA MURG – A simple light chicken curry from the roadside kitchens of Punjab
PANEER BUTTER MASALA – Cubes of paneer slow cooked in a buttery tomato sauce flavoured withsun-dried fenugreek leaves
Salted caramel kulfi – a creamy, authentic Indian ice cream
PHIRNI – pistachio, cardamom and coconut flavoured rice pudding
1947 is a welcome addition to the London Indian food scene. With impeccable service, husky ambience, delicious food 1947 is set to go sky high! Thank you for welcoming us to your wonderful restaurant.
This meal was complimentary but views are my own.