Review of Namaaste Kitchen
020 7485 597
Namaaste Kitchen is a modern Indian grill and bar in trendy Camden, north London. The narrow dining room has impressive dim lighting and decor.
There are three jam-packed Christmas menus offering festive dishes inspired by Mumbai street food to Parsi cuisine.
I started with the Anglo-Indian chicken liver on toast which has an acquired taste. The tandoori granny smith apple was hard, and tough to chop up, but had a pleasantly sweet after-taste.
My partner went for jungle-style chargrilled lamb kebabs with red onion salad and fresh mint sauce. It was tender, a tad too soft, but had a nice texture.
For mains, I went for the Parsian-style turket zardaloo which is roast turkey smothered in a thick apricot sauce served with straw potatoes and all the traditional trimmings. It was a filling dish with a nice blend of English and eastern flavours.
Equally impressive was my partner's achaari gosht-Welsh lamb cooked with onion and fennel seeds along with pickling spices. The dish was bursting with flavour and was a generous portion.
For dessert, I went for the Tandoori pineapple with coconut ice-cream which had a very icy texture but did the trick. My partner went for the honey glazed warm ginger gajjar halwa with vaniilla ice cream which was ordinary and did not tantalise the taste buds.
Overall, Namaaste Kitchen is worth a visit for festive dishes with an Asian twist.
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