Indian and South Asian
Visitors are welcomed into a pristine restaurant, where crisp table linen and cream walls contrast with contemporary orange artwork and an individual vibrant rose adorning each perfectly laid table. It's clear that attention to detail is a priority here and, as we headed to a table in a quaint exposed-brick alcove, we remarked upon the friendly nature of the staff. Our waiter explained that chef prides himself on the unique blend of authentic herbs and spices he uses to create each and every dish. His objective - to slowly introduce the delights of Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine to the palates of his diners.
We were told that Bangladeshi food differs from traditional Indian food through its subtle yet distinct use of spices and combination of ingredients. So we tried, and were delighted with, paneer shaslick (homemade cottage cheese specially prepared with light spices, peppers, onions and tomatoes) to start, followed swiftly by Bengal special jeera chilli chicken and lamb mishti khodu - a traditional Bengali dish cooked with butternut squash. There are plenty of other tantalising treats on the menu, so prepare your tastebuds and head down to Bengal Lounge for an experience to remember.