Indian dining is elevated to a whole new level at the wonderful Daawat restaurant at the Strand Palace Hotel. The magnificent four-star establishment is perched right along the strand at the heart of London’s West End and is just a short walk away from many of London’s major theatres, including the Vaudeville, Lyceum, Drury Lane and Royal Opera House, whilst Covent Garden is right on its doorstep.
Head Chef Asharaff Valappil’s passion for authentic Indian cooking was the foundation for Daawat’s huge success, and his outstanding and innovative Indian menu has achieved much praise amongst diners. Signature dishes include the amazing Meen Mappas, a Keralan sea bass dish from Valappil’s native region, and the Grandma Kodi Kura – a fiery Andrha style chicken curry. Other highlights are the trio of kebabs with chicken tikka, cheese, cardamom, smoked chilli, fenugreek, basil and coriander and the seafood delight that is the Goan tiger prawns with red onions, Balichow sauce, red chillies and shrimp paste.
Chic brown leather banquettes and tables dressed in crisp white linens offer a sophisticated style to the dining room at Dawaat. Service is very slick and professional yet there is a wonderfully laid back air about the restaurant too. Ideal for pre theatre dining, lunches and evening meals, enjoy a very special Indian cuisine at the brilliant Dawaat at The Strand Palace Hotel.