Sat within London's Cranley Hotel complex, located at the heart of the bustling areas of Kensington and Chelsea, is Banu. A lavish restaurant that provides all who enter with the best that the Persian cuisine has to offer, Banu extends a warm welcome to one and all, be they hotel guests or those merely looking to enjoy a wondrous fine dining experience. The invitation is extended to tastecard members, who can enjoy all that can be found on the Banu restaurant menu at a superb discount when they call in advance and produce their card upon arrival, allowing them the perfect excuse to indulge in all three courses. Acting as wonderful precursors to any of the mouth-watering mains as well as delightful small plates in a tapas style meal are the small plates on offer at Banu, where the traditional favourite that is the hummus can be found alongside a gratifying Persian herb omelette in the kuku sabzi. Next up, the larger plates on show leave very little to be desired, with a wealth of chicken, lamb, fish and vegetarian options available in a selection fit for many an appetite. Particularly enticing examples of such can be seen in the Baghali polo, a succulent lamb shank accompanied by rice & broad beans and infused with dill, the delectable gheime badenjan, a tomato sauce adorned split pea number served with saffron rice, and the glorious grilled sea bass, marinated in paprika, garlic & olive oil. Sat just a stone's throw away from Kensington Gardens, the Natural History Museum and the banks of the River Thames, Banu makes for a fine spot from which to conclude a day of exploration in the enjoyment of some good food.