A couple of minutes walk from The Strand, lies the new scrumptious venture from Ennismore – the very very gorgeous Tandoor Chop House – a collision of a classic British chop house and a North Indian communal eatery…
We arrived for lunch on a Saturday afternoon, after a morning’s strolling around Covent Garden while doing a spot of birthday present shopping for a dear one.
As I pushed open the door, the heady aromatic smells hit me between the eyes and I was transported straight to a colourful Indian spice market, with the sun beating down on me… (serious wishful thinking – it was pouring with rain outside and my scarf had been struggling to keep me warm).
The restaurant brings together the characteristics of the two traditional restaurants – the tandoor ovens, Indian spices and delicious marinades meet select prime cuts of meat, and a happy buzzing atmosphere.
I loved the decor – shiny dark wood panelling, a beautiful monochrome tile floor and lovely old photos on the walls with old skool crooners coming through the speakers… We sat in a booth, which reminded me of an old beautiful train carriage, but that may have just been me…
We were then faced with a problem – we wanted everything on the menu.
It all sounded so tempting and what with all the intoxicating smells and Dean Martin on the gramophone (spotify) we couldn’t fight it. And we ordered rather a lot…
And we couldn’t resist a dessert of Coal roasted pineapple with honeycomb ice cream…
It was all extremely, (EXTREMELY) tasty and wouldn’t hesitate in going again for lunch or dinner, where we can try all the other deliciousness – see the full menu here.
It’s a great hotspot to know about in one of the most sought after areas of London – the location really couldn’t be more perfect and we loved it.
Tandoor Chop House
8 Adelaide Street
Covent Garden, London
We were guests of Tandoor Chop House and all thoughts & opinions are my own
This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)