Oxford Street is for corporate stores and predictable chain food, but you can do better. This kicky Indian alternative, which shines a light on the fun flavors of southwest India, lies off a quiet side street just southeast of the Bond Street station. Casual like a standard Indian joint (pinkish walls, tablecloths too nice for its price point), but even everyday items are pumped up—what’s just “coconut rice” on the menu is in fact blended with cashews, a leading crop of Kerala. And imagine this: mangoes and green bananas cooked in yogurt with green chilis, ginger, and fresh curry leaves. That’s the sweet-and-sour moru kachiathu, and it’s a menu highlight.
6 Dering St., W1
Our Rating Neighborhood Mayfair Hours Mon–Sat noon–3pm, 6–11pm Transportation Tube: Bond Street Phone 020/7629-1346 Prices Mains £11–£16 Cuisine Type Indian Web site Rasa W1
Map6 Dering St., W1 London
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