Atul Kochhar, who was the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star, is coming back to the London restaurant scene with Kanishka, opening in Mayfair on the site of 28:50 this spring. The restaurant, which he’s launching in partnership with Tina English, will focus on food from lesser known regions of India, including the Seven Sister states in the east.

That means you can expect dishes like venison tartare with mustard oil mayo and naan crouton; pan seared seafood, Alleppey sauce and smoked cabbage poriyal; and the milk-based dessert chocolate rasmalai. The bar offering sounds just as strong, with a 50-strong whisky list and cocktails including a Roast Banana Old Fashioned and a mezcal and tomato broth Ingrita.

Although he’s recently appeared on Million Pound Menu, this will be the fist opening for Kochhar since he left Benares after a Twitterstorm last summer, which also cost him a contract with Marriot in Dubai.

In the meantime, get your Indian food fix at one of these restaurants.

Opens March 2019
17-19 Maddox Street, London, W1S 2QH