Vivek Singh, owner of the Cinnamon Club, has opened his third restaurant and bar in Soho. Situtated on the former site of Red Bar on Kingly Street, Cinnamon Soho has a similar feel to Vivek's Cinnamon Kitchen. Alongside the a la carte, the restaurant offers an all-day breakfast menu, pre and post theatre options, a set lunch of two courses for 15 pounds or three for 18, and a late night supper menu of tasting plates.
what the critics say
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - If you've never tried lamb brains, bheja fry is the perfect introduction. Three fritters with a crispy coating and yielding, almost melting interior, are served on a mildly spicy minced lamb curry, fragrant with green cardamom. It overshadows another starter of tandoori salmon with pea relish and an 'Indian pizza' of naan topped with cheese and chilli sauce...Rogan josh shepherd's pie sounds like a cross-cultural winner but disappoints on the plate with harsh spicing and ho-hum mash. Far better are the rich and creamy black lentils that take me back to Bukhara restaurant in New Delhi.
Thursday, April 05, 2012 - Our waiter didn't warn us that the main courses were the size of side dishes, or that the desserts resembled petits fours. So I'm warning you now - order plenty if you're hungry, because everything we tried was delicious, and we were left craving more. Vivek Singh has balls. Crab-cake balls, tiny potato bondas, moist beef shami kebab, even tiny scotch quail eggs, all perfectly moist and marble-sized. These were encased in different batters, each served on delectable chutneys; a sensational starter.
Great food with many exciting flavours. The dessert must be tasted with a massala tea. The lady liked it too :)
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Food 8 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 6
Sunday, April 15, 2012
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