Food and drink
Co-owner Camellia Panjabi, a world-renowned expert on Indian food, oversees the menu, which changes frequently. Chefs have been hired from all over India to produce their regional specialities, but don’t come expecting the lengthy, every-meat-with-every-sauce menu of a curry house. This is the place to experience chicken tikka and other classic Indian dishes as they should be; there are also some modern creations.
I love all the side dishes – the pineapple curry is a must, and you can’t go wrong with smoky spiced aubergine – but find the bread basket a bit uninspiring. The exotically-flavoured cocktails are a great way to get the party started.
The restaurant is stylish, luxurious and a little glitzy with sparkling chandeliers and a silver ceiling.
The black-suited staff are gracious, formal and professional.
Veeraswamy overlooks the elegant curves of Regent Street, and is entered from a discreet doorway on Swallow Street.
We’re talking premium: expect to pay £120 for dinner for two.
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
- Great views / scenery
- People watching
- Special occasions
- Design and architecture