Along a little cobbled alley in Mayfair lies a unique piece of treasure that is the innovative Indian restaurant, Indian Accent. Renowned chef, Manish Mehotra, already has restaurants in New York and New Delhi, and lucky for us his third opened in London last year. As soon as you step into the restaurant, low lit lighting and minimalist interiors seduce you and you’re instantly spellbound, intrigued by what the menu will bring.
A tiny naan is brought to you as an amuse bouche. It is filled with blue cheese and can only be described as pure deliciousness. It’s served with an equally delightful pumpkin sauce. Immediately, you’re excited for what is to come – usually a difficult impression to create so instantly. The menu is refined and the food is an innovative take on Indian cuisine, yet you don’t leave the restaurant feeling full, you feel alive from the flavours.
Potato sphere chaat with white pea mash and Kolhapuri chicken salad with peanuts and avocado are the must haves for starters. For mains, we’d recommend the seared scallops with rava prawns, on a bed of malvani dried shrimp rice, or the chicken malai tikka decorated with green chilli cream. The show-stopping desserts are not to be missed either. Makhan malai drizzled with saffron milk and rose petal jaggery brittle will send your taste buds into melt down (in a very good way).
Since going, we’ve made sure to tell everyone we know about this piece of treasure. Now we’ve told you, you’d best get booking.
Three courses start from £55.