Diners in London’s Brick Lane are among the lucky few who are close to the authentic Indian and Punjabi restaurant Jasmine Brick Lane.
Spearheaded by an immensely talented chef, who has won numerous awards such as Master Chef Delhi, the menu at Jasmine Brick Lane is a diverse affair. Varying levels of spices, beloved classic curries and house specialities all make appearances on this menu, which in turn makes it even harder to pick just one dish.
Tried and tasted favourites make up the rich list of appetisers, most of which make for great table adorners and group sharers, such as the various papadoms, tikka dishes and kebabs. Also perfect for a shared experience are the starter platters, including the Deluxe Mixed Platter, which comes as a spicy ensemble of onion bhajis, vegetable samosas, chicken tikka, tandoori king prawns and lamb chops.
For the main course the options are almost limitless, with renowned classics like the Balti dishes and sizzling surprises like the Bengal and Tandoori options presented on a sizzling dish. However, those adventurous diners with a taste for the exotic should consider one of the specialities, which are divided into three distinct categories.
From the Chef’s Specials come delights like the sumptuous Garlic Lamb Tikka Chilli Masala, tandoori lamb re-cooked in a butter, garlic and chilli sauce, and the King Prawn Sylheti, a special Bangladeshi lime flavoured curry. Cooked using only the finest ingredients, the Royale dishes come served in Royal pots and offer richer flavours. Examples of these delicacies include the Chicken Moducash, cooked in a creamy sauce with cashew nuts and honey, and the Fish Tikka Blast, boneless fillets of tilapia prepared in an award winning sauce, as well as the European Curry Award winning Tandoori King Prawn Blast, marinated and grilled before being cooked in a special sauce.
Sitting across the road from The Vintage Market, the Dray Walk and Pymca Gallery and a cacophony of bars, Jasmine Brick Lane makes for a great spot in which to dine after an arduous shopping trip, a thorough exhibition viewing or before a big night out.