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LUCKNOW 49

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LUCKNOW 49

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WHO
Dhruv Mittal, the founder of Soho’s DUM Biryani House and former chef of The Fat Duck, opened his second restaurant which specialises in northern Indian cuisine from Lucknow, a city in the Uttar Pradesh region renowned for its refined style of cooking when it comes to biryanis, galauti kebabs, and curries.

FOOD
A warming play on the taste buds between well-known Indian dishes and some with a twist that don’t give themselves away fully at first glance.
Aloo Tikki Channa Chaat, fragrant potato and green chilli patties served with black chickpeas and a sweet chutney of apricot & grape – £8
Crunchy, lively, outstanding okra Dum Bhindi, slow cooked with brown onion and tomato – £12
Kammal Kakdi Raita, a side of exotic lotus root and cumin mixed into yoghurt – £2
Warm and soft traditional layered bread fresh out of the in-house tandoor oven – £4
Kali Gajjar Ka Halwa, a warm delight of purple carrots and nuts melted together with milk and cardamom – £6

DRINKS
A sweet Dalchini mocktail of Assam tea, sweet pear and cinnamon purée – £6

One of the real house signature cocktails, the Phoolish comes with Amrut whisky, lapsang souchong tea, surprising kumquat liqueur and sweet vermouth – £10

You can trust the carefully crafted wine selection, like the orange Slobodné Eggstasy Riesling, 2017 – £49 per bottle (slightly overpriced tbh, but tasty nonetheless)

DECOR

Filled with flowers, colours, pillows and pretty details that will comfort you and really bring to mind the 1970s patterns by the Irish (but quintessentially London) designer Orla Kiely.

NOISE

Pleasantly little.

SEATING

A comfortable choice between wooden chairs and padded benches that are generous in size, with cushions galore everywhere.
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VIBE

Effortlessly relaxed for Mayfair, without sacrificing the impeccable quality of service of other establishments in London’s dustily posh central district.

SERVICE

Typically included at London’s 12.5% standard rate.

WOULD RECOMMEND

For an unpretentious lunch in Mayfair and to well-versed Indian spice junkies who are tired of wandering London’s East End.

WHO
Dhruv Mittal, the founder of Soho’s DUM Biryani House and former chef of The Fat Duck, opened his second restaurant which specialises in northern Indian cuisine from Lucknow, a city in the Uttar Pradesh region renowned for its refined style of cooking when it comes to biryanis, galauti kebabs, and curries.

FOOD
A warming play on the taste buds between well-known Indian dishes and some with a twist that don’t give themselves away fully at first glance.
Aloo Tikki Channa Chaat, fragrant potato and green chilli patties served with black chickpeas and a sweet chutney of apricot & grape – £8
Crunchy, lively, outstanding okra Dum Bhindi, slow cooked with brown onion and tomato – £12
Kammal Kakdi Raita, a side of exotic lotus root and cumin mixed into yoghurt – £2
Warm and soft traditional layered bread fresh out of the in-house tandoor oven – £4
Kali Gajjar Ka Halwa, a warm delight of purple carrots and nuts melted together with milk and cardamom – £6

DRINKS
A sweet Dalchini mocktail of Assam tea, sweet pear and cinnamon purée – £6

One of the real house signature cocktails, the Phoolish comes with Amrut whisky, lapsang souchong tea, surprising kumquat liqueur and sweet vermouth – £10

You can trust the carefully crafted wine selection, like the orange Slobodné Eggstasy Riesling, 2017 – £49 per bottle (slightly overpriced tbh, but tasty nonetheless)

DECOR

Filled with flowers, colours, pillows and pretty details that will comfort you and really bring to mind the 1970s patterns by the Irish (but quintessentially London) designer Orla Kiely.

NOISE

Pleasantly little.

SEATING

A comfortable choice between wooden chairs and padded benches that are generous in size, with cushions galore everywhere.
.

VIBE

Effortlessly relaxed for Mayfair, without sacrificing the impeccable quality of service of other establishments in London’s dustily posh central district.

SERVICE

Typically included at London’s 12.5% standard rate.

WOULD RECOMMEND

For an unpretentious lunch in Mayfair and to well-versed Indian spice junkies who are tired of wandering London’s East End.

CHEF

Dhruv Mittal

OPENING HOURS

Monday 5.30-10.30pm. Tuesday-Thursday 12-3pm, 5.30-10.30pm. Friday 12-3pm, 5.30-11pm. Saturday 12-11pm. Sunday 12-3pm, 5-9pm.

RESERVATION

You can (here), but mostly you don’t have to. A team of London’s most accommodating staff will try to serve you any day of the week for lunch or dinner (Monday dinner only).

WEBSITE

lucknowldn.com

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