Tag Archive: Indian

Review: The Painted Heron, Chelsea

It’s impressive to see a menu that includes partridge, quail, pheasant, grouse, venison and pigeon. Now that’s what I call seasonal goodies. It’s even more impressive to see them all on the menu of an Indian restaurant. I can completely recommend The Painted Heron on the weight of one dish alone: my main course of …

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Review: Chutney Mary, Chelsea

The dining room at Chutney Mary is certainly a good place for a celebratory meal, especially if you can get a table under the conservatory at the back. Surrounded by palms with a leafy tree overhead you might almost – almost – be eating under the stars in a palace garden in Udaipur. The lighting …

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The Chilli Pickle at Christmas

Photos from The Chilli Pickle in Brighton, because there weren’t enough good ones to go with my review of the place. The goose momos were absolute perfection, packed with seasonally spiced goose and served with a stunning redcurrant sauce. Truly ‘Indian Christmas’. The curried venison was also superb, but what really sent this dish into …

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Review: The Chilli Pickle, Brighton

Oooo… lovely. A cup of steaming hot chai, sweet and spicy and milky and deeply reviving. Exactly as you’d get it from a good chai-wallah in Delhi. In fact it takes me straight back to the spice market in Jodhpur, or the book seller in Udaipur. While I got sick to the back teeth with …

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