We all think we know what an Indian tastes like: korma, biryani, massala. A spontaneous trip down to ‘The Cinnamon Club‘ in Westminster showed us a new, exciting twist on classic Indian dishes.
Located on a quieter side-road, just off the hustle and bustle of Victoria Street, the restaurant is set in Grade II listed, Old Westminster Library. Diners eat in a grand hall with staircases leading to an upstairs area, amongst wall-high book shelves. It’s the kind of place where you know important business deals have been made.
The food is modern and refined. We were given a compliementary pre-starter, which was a take on an Indian sandwich – it was delicious and I regret now not taking a photo but as soon as it came out I ate it straight away because it looked so good. The pièce de résistance was the spice crusted cobia fillet with shallot and ginger sauce, tamarind rice with an accompaniment of naan and potato stuffed parathas.
The service from staff there was outstanding. The waiters and waitresses made us feel exceptionally welcome and looked afer us. We did not have to lift a finger, even to pour our drinks!
Yes, it was a little on the pricey side. Around £100 for 2 mains only (including side dishes, wine and service charge). But we enjoyed ourselves, came away full and were made to feel like valued customers, making it well worth the money. That’s why we would recommend it as a ‘must go’ – especially for a special occasion where you deserve to be treated (think birthdays, engagements, etc.).
If you’d like any more information on this restaurant, or any of the other restaurants we have reviewed, please free feel to contact us.