Looking for somewhere to celebrate the Festival of Lights in London? We pick out some of the best Diwali menus in London's restaurants.
42 N Audley St, London W1K 6ZP
When: 4-6 November 2021
Chet Sharma, Chef Patron at the newly opened BiBi in Mayfair, has created a duck sharing feast to celebrate Diwali. His menu uses free-range Creedy Carver ducks from Devon and features confit duck leg shammi kebab, duck heart ghutwas kebab served in a milk bun, and a duck crown with awadhi brown sauce. It's £95 for two. Book by emailing email@example.com, 48 hours in advance.
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR
When: 1-6 November 2021
Brigadiers are putting a vintage Bollywood take on Diwali this year. Their five-course Diwali Feasts include the maharaja chicken biryani as the centrepiece along with smoked pumpin thepla, duck samosa chaat and more. The terrace will be filled with lanterns and - on the night itself - they'll have a DJ playing.
9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL
When: 2 November 2021
Raju Ramachandran, Head Chef of Cinnamon Kitchen City, is bringing in Surendra Nathawat, Senior Sous Chef of The Cinnamon Club, to mark the Festival of Lights. Their 12-dish collaboration menu includes Sri Lankan style chicken curry with pandan leaf and spices, Tandoori rabbit tikka with soola spices and Kolkata style king prawn biryani with pomegranate raita. Tickets cost £65 per person and include a welcome drink.
Holborn Town Hall, 193-197 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BD
When: 1-6 November 2021
This newly-opened restaurant in Holborn is celebrating its first London Diwali with a five-course menu featuring Malabar fish or paneer tikka and culminating with rose gulab jamun with gold leaf. Five courses are £55.
8 Mount Street, London W1K 2NF
When: 3-5 November 2021
Jamavar are having a series of candlelit feasts in collaboration with Jo Loves the fragrance company from Jo Malone CBE. Culinary Director Surender Mohan has come up with a three-course feast he calls the ‘Trio of Love, Luck & Light’ which will be served with diners surrounded by Jo Loves candles. With wine pairing, the menu is £99 per person. Book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
15-17 Blandford St, London W1U 3DG
When: 1-7 November 2021
Head to Marylebone for Trishna's six-course Celebratory Feast for Diwali with live music from sitar-player, Baluji Shrivastav and a feasting menu that includes Tandoori Soya Chops and Mallard Chutney Seekh.
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