Madhu’s Brasserie is a classy Indian affair with royal connections that brings some Knightsbridge stylish to leafy Richmond on Thames…
Picture: Madhu’s Brasserie/Anton Rodrigues
Madhu’s Brasserie opened in London’s Harvey Nichols’ elegant fifth flooring eating corridor final yr.
It was the brainchild of esteemed Indian caterers and restaurateurs Madhu whose shoppers embody the Prince of Wales.
Now a Madhu’s Brasserie has opened in Richmond in a quiet, village-like nook of the city with the identical fashionable décor and scrumptious Indian delicacies.
We discovered a civilised and stylish atmosphere as we entered the restaurant the place some friends had been perched on bar stools dealing with the open kitchen, having fun with drinks and small bites whereas they watched the employees busy on the grill.
We sat within the window from the place we may benefit from the theatre of the kitchen in addition to the calm of Richmond’s leafy streets. The décor is tasteful with an Artwork Deco really feel to the bar and vibrant tub chairs.
The basic however modern menu is refreshingly small and the signature dishes clearly marked, reminiscent of murgh tikka, a fragile rooster thigh chargrilled on the Robata, a Japanese type grill.
We selected a prawn moilee curry to comply with, which got here in a creamy coconut sauce with turmeric and ginger and a Tandoori grilled rooster flavoured with fenugreek.
We may have opted for the trademark thali, which is a collection of small however excellent dishes from throughout the menu which fills the desk with vibrant and engaging plates.
All of the dishes are medium spiced, and all of the meat is halal.
There was additionally a great vary of vegetarian and vegan choices together with Madhu’s makhani dal, gradual cooked black lentils in butter and tomato.
Lastly we had been persuaded to pattern gajar ka halva, a shocking candy carrot dish and a standard Indian ice cream, badam kulfi.
We drank wine and Cobra beer, however there have been some fascinating wanting cocktails and mocktails on the menu too.
That is Indian meals with a complicated twist on conventional dishes, served with type in a chic restaurant with the possibility to observe the cooks at work.
Deal with: 106 Sheen Street, TW9 1UR
Web site: madhusbrasserie.com