- Oh yes, I badly missed home food while I was in London. Mauritian food is a fusion of Indian, Chinese, African and European cuisines. I tend to have a preference for Indian food, a little spicy yet tasty and filling. My first choice to meet up eating plans was always curries and Indian food, especially in Winter to beat the cold.
Here’s some of my favourite eating spots in London, for curries of course :
Dosa & Chutny – Tooting Broadway
This restaurant in Tooting deserves the first place on my list for some yum South Indian food. This was my go to place for Dosa & Sambar, chicken Korma, naan and Butter chicken. The price is reasonable for a fair portion. A platter of Dosa and Sambar costs £2.50. I love their Mango Lassi. The restaurant is located just outside the station, opposite Sainsbury.
Masala Zone – Various locations
I definitely recommend Masala Zone for their set thalis (platter consisting of various curries, pickles and rice/naan) and street food. Each of the restaurants have unique decors, I love the Covent garden one with little dolls dressed in traditional Indian clothes on the ceiling. The price range is slightly higher than Dosa & Chutny but worthy of the quantity and quality. Try the samosas and the thali especially with the butter chicken or prawn curry.
Dishoom – various locations
I tried to mimic their signature dal makhani and masala bhindi (ladyfingers) at home with absolute failure. The food is really nice there that the restaurants are often full and you even have to queue at times to satisfy your cravings for Indian Food. They have great service and lovely staffs who even serve you tea while you are waiting, for free! I found their menu quite pricey though.
Saravana Bhavan – Tooting Broadway & various locations
Another cool place for Dosa & Sambar or set thalis. This place is a close competitor to Dosa & Chutney. However if you want non-veg, then this is not the place for you since it is a vegetarian restaurant. They have restaurants in many other countries.
Lahore Karahi – various locations
Biryani lovers (briani), flavourful – right amount of spices – the mango chutney, their biryani is to die for. This was one of my favorite restaurants in London. They even serve you curries in cute little pots. This place is always packed. It is a Pakistani restaurant and it has been voted one of the top curry houses in London.
Shayona restaurant – Neasden, Wembley
You can also try the Gujarati buffet at Shayona restaurant, the food is really good and you also get dessert for free.
Buen Appetitos !
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