We’re all familiar with Indian cuisine – whether you keep it cool with a Korma or live life on the edge with a Vindaloo, prefer bhajis to samosas, or love naan bread, it’s likely you’ve eaten some kind of Indian food in your lifetime. For some, it’s a takeaway in front of the telly on a Friday night – but what about Indian fine dining?
That’s where the Chutney Mary comes in. Having put up shop 25 years ago in Chelsea’s Kings Road, the Chutney Mary set the benchmark for Indian fine dining and cuisine, prompting a new wave of ambitious young chefs to leave India and head to London. Now located in St James’s Street in central London, the Chutney Mary continues to own the benchmark they set in 1990, with some new added glamour, too.
Whilst the restaurant is keeping many of its signature dishes, the ones that have made them so popular over the last 25 years, it’s introducing numerous new options. Inspired by both tradition and modernity, the restaurant now presents seafood items such as Sautéed Cornish crab in chilli butter, Lobster biryani, and Dover sole, Lobster and Sea bream, all prepared in their tandoor oven.
The Chutney Mary also serves a delicious range of desserts, including traditional Indian sweet dishes which they have adapted in contemporary ways, including Grapefruit and kokum crème brûlée, Salted caramel kulfi, Gajjar halwa soufflé, and Raspberry and saffron srikhand.
As well as this, they also have an in house bar serving a variety of botanical-based cocktails, many including hints of Indian spice, and a broad list of wines. Not an alcohol drinker? No problem, as the Chutney Mary also hosts a selection of non-alcoholic drinks, including but not limited to fresh coconut, pineapple and watermelon juices.
So if you’re in the mood to eat fine Indian cuisine in a glamour restaurant, with a wide selection of dessert, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks alike, then we definitely recommend the Chutney Mary!
Located at 73 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1PH. Reservations can be made on 020-7629 6688, or via www.chutneymary.com.