Brothers Krishna, who has over 25 years’ experience running a hotel and restaurant in Nepal, and Bom, who served as a Gurkha, opened The Yaki & Yeti four years ago, providing authentic Nepalese cuisine in a cosy ﬁrst-ﬂoor location. Beautiful simplicity enhances the dining experience here, with wooden tables, patterned cotton runners and brass bowls loaded high with lean meat and rich sauces. I started with delicately battered vegetable pakora parcels served with rich tomato relish and my partner enjoyed juicy king prawns, cooked in breadcrumbs and served with tangy red chilli dip. Bread isn’t part of the traditional Gurkha diet, and we found we didn’t need any. We shared diced Everest lamb and Annapurna chicken – each beautifully tender and gently ﬂavoured with chilli, garlic, onion and coriander – served with bowls of tasty fried rice and accompanied by a bottle of the rich and fruity Tempranillo for good measure.