Having cooked from the Cinnamon Club cookbook, I had to visit this well known Indian restaurant when in London. Perhaps my expectations had been raised to an unrealistic level due to the extraordinary experience I had at Launceston Place two days earlier, as I found the the £22 set lunch menu to be good though not spectacular. From the top down: amuse bouche of potato cake with sweet sauce, entree of quail with peanut and dried mango, main of trout, dessert of date pancake with spiced icecream and caramel sauce.
A glass of marsanne and a service charge took the bill well over £30. This was reasonable value for quality food, but I was not in love with the experience the way I was with Launceston Place or Kitchen W8. The former public library setting isintriguing, but the signage outside is so minimal the restaurant is actually hard to find, perhaps deliberately.