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What: Brigadiers

In a nutshell: Barbecued Indian food from the Gymkhana folks

Summing it all up: Charred, smoked and grilled is the name of the game at Brigadiers, which will be cooking up all manner of kebabs, chops, tikka and feasting options for hungry City sorts at the Bloomberg Arcade, with a huge selection of beer to wash it all down.


The low-down

Much excitement today for fans of the ever-popular Gymkhana and Hoppers, with the news that the same team behind them is opening a brand new Indian barbecue restaurant in the City's food and drink hotspot Bloomberg Arcade. One of the biggest openings in an already glittering line-up at the arcade, Brigadiers will focus on Indian barbecue, with an equally big nod to the beer, and is inspired by the army mess bars of India.

It's going to be all about the smoking, charring and grilling in Brigadiers' kitchen, which will be equipped with everything you'd need for guaranteed barbecue overkill: think wood ovens, rotisseries, tandoors, charcoal grills, and classic Indian smokers. And while we've not yet managed a glimpse of the new menu, we do know that it'll be split into four sections - Beer snacks, nuts and crisps, Chhota Chatpata, Anda (Egg), Offal, Roti, Rolls, Pav, Sizzlers and Roasts.

The final option is the one you'll most likely be concentrating on, which will be the section most heavy with kebabs, chops, tikka and very exciting "feasting options" like rotisserie duck, wood-roasted suckling lamb and tandoori tomahawk steaks - aka a hefty, on-the-bone rib steak.

With all that rich, smokey grub, you'll be wanting something highly refreshing to wash it down, so turn to Brigadier's extensive drinks selection - all designed to complement the food - which will be at least 30 beers long and also include a very healthy selection of whiskies.

We've been told there'll be a "myriad of rooms" accessible from the main reception (designed by Brady Williams) which will include a dining room, a VERY well stocked bar, private dining rooms, a tap room and a 'pot luck' annexe. Live sports will be shown in selected rooms, but if you fancy something a bit more engaging, try your hand at one of their card games or have a pop at their pool table.


More about Brigadiers

Where is it? Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Street, London, EC4N 8BN

When does it open? Spring 2018

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Twitter @brigadiersldn 


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