Potli Restaurant

319-321 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9NH - View on a map
Telephone: 020 8741 4328

Potli Restaurant Restaurant In London
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Overall 8.3
Food 9.0
Service 8.0
Atmosphere 7.0
Value 9.0
Based on 1 reviews

what the critics say


TimeOut - 4/5

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - Main courses were outstanding. Punjabi-style mutton curry, tender and cooked on the bone, had a rich tomato masala emboldened with meaty robustness and hits of shredded ginger. It was a hearty staple which would win the approval of the toughest of Indian truckers...Southern and coastal flavours also get a look-in. Mirch ki salan, in this case yellow sweet peppers simmered in a pounded paste of toasted sesame, coconut and peanuts, was sharpened with curry leaves, and worked well with another southern classic, aromatic lemon rice. Service typifies Indian hospitality and was attentive, waiting on every need.

This Is London

Fay Maschler - 3/5

Monday, September 05, 2011 - Aloo papri chaat delivered faithfully that mouthful of crisp/soft, sour/sweet, warm/cold that once tried is hard to resist ordering wherever you find it. Prawn jhal diye were Indian Ocean prawns wrapped in banana leaves and charred on the griddle. Just a bit more griddling would have usefully fixed the marinade. Chicken 65, pieces of the bird cooked in batter spiced with crushed black peppers and fried curry leaves, is not to be missed. A Hyderabad lamb biriyani, although not seemingly cooked by the dum method, was good, as were tarka dal, saag paneer and pindi channa, all rich with butter or ghee. Potli - spice bags akin in cooking function to muslin-wrapped bouquet garni - are part of the jolly homespun decor.

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This is a very welcome addition to King Street, where there are already some great Indian restaurants. I say addition but Potliís been around for a few years now, and I just wish Iíd gone earlier. The food was excellent, in particular a paneer dish that was unlike anything I have ever eaten before. Everything tasted so fresh, and the salad garnishes were things you actually wanted to eat full of interesting ingredients, not just the requisite tired cucumber/onion/under-ripe tomato combo I personally studiously avoid.

Service was lovely, and they do a good selection of non alcoholic cocktails that are properly made (a nice element, as I am pregnant and rather fed up of Diet Coke when eating out.) Iíd say Potliís better than Indian Zing, too, where the service can let it down and quite frankly where the food isnít always all that.
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Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 9
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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