After pop-uping for a few years, Shrim Chakraborty opened her first brick-and-mortar restaurant (the second is now in Brixton) celebrating the recipes of her native Calcutta, represented in the decor: vintage fan ceiling lights, dark wooden hemstitched screens...
Behind the light blue wooden shutters of the menu hides a generous and tasty Bengali cuisine, mixing home cooking and street food: mellow Beguni fried aubergine slices, kati rolls on the go for lunch, Kankrar Jhal whole crab kari to mop with aerial luchi galettes… While sipping on Chilean Syrah by De Martino, Pierre Luneau’s La Folle blanche du Pays nantais or an Amrut Indian scotch. Sweet tooth will indulge in Pithe Bengali rice, coconut and jaggery pancakes.
How much?Snacks: £4.50-7 - Mains: £11.50-22
Sides: £1.50-3.50 - Puddings: £5-6
Set lunch: £8.50 - Wine: glass from £5.60, bottle from £22
Where, when, how?Opening times: Monday-Saturday 12-3.30pm and 5.30-11pm, Sunday and bank holidays 12-5pm
Location: 29 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RU
Tube stations: Goodge St, Tottenham Court Rd, Great Portland St, Warren St
Reservation: Party of 6+
Telephone: +44 (0)207 6362 744