London Guide / London Restaurants / Indian Restaurants
/ Mint Leaf
We're rather fond, us Brits, of Indian food, aren't we? So here's a thing. One night soon, hide your local takeaway menu at the back of the drawer, put on your glad rags and immerse yourself in the opulent occasion that is Mint Leaf. This large beautifully designed contemporary low-lit restaurant is divided into a series of sultry, intimate areas, each rich with dark wood, leather, stone, candles and flowers. If not filled with this smorgasbord of sophistication, move your attention to the modern Indian fusion food, which is more accessible than it may sound. (Good enough to please spoilt celebrity palettes) starters include Karare Sabz - asparagus with crispy spinach leaves and onion rings, mains a Jhinga Kalimirch - translated as jumbo prawns in roasted peppercorn and coriander seed masala, and how about this for a fine sounding dessert - Banana Ta Tin, caramelized banana served with coconut rice. Makes a swanky change from cold onion bhajis and runny korma washed down with a can of coke now doesn't it?
Average Price: £35
Underground: Charing Cross / Leicester Square / Piccadilly Circus