moti mahal

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more than two millennia the Grand Trunk Road has linked the eastern and western regions of India, all the way from Bangladesh through to Howrah in West Bengal. For one night we travelled across the borders without even leaving London and all with the help of Moti Mahal…

We began our journey in Punjab with Murghi Nazakat, a trio of chicken tikka made up of mint and basil, poppy seed and kashsmiri chillies and cracked peeper and dill…the colours and smell of the food alone is a treat for the senses. At the same time we were in Delhi with tandoori roasted, juicy jumbo prawns..


It was over to Lucknow for our main stop, Gosht Biriyani with slow cooked lamb and with garlic naan. By far some of the most exciting Indian food we have had in yonks, all well spiced and put together perfectly. Ideal for sharing and trying lots of different dishes the place is packed to the rafters and so it should be. Great food, excellent service and well matched wines.

There is a popular saying in Indian…Everything will be alright in the end so if it is not alright it is not the end…well Moti Mahal is better than alright but our visits there are just getting started.

Moti mahal, 45 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AA