OPEN TABLE DINERS’ CHOICE AWARD 2018
“It’s great to have such a local little star” – a “spacious and airy” fine dining Indian, where “fragrant” food is “served with flair” and “they have a super cocktail and wine list, including some lovely Indian wines”.
MICHELIN GUIDE 2013 – 2018
Former Victorian pub; now a smart Indian restaurant serving carefully prepared, imaginative dishes. Various menus include tasting and vegetarian options; there’s a shorter lunch menu as well as a monthly menu focusing on one Indian region. Fresh ingredients, capably prepared: simply a good meal.
“Given that it’s in a part of the world where the branded norms prevail”, this Indian independent “stands out as a local beacon” with its “smart surroundings”, “friendly, attentive service” and “fabulously spiced” cuisine.
BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR 2016
“In a town where independents are nigh on extinct”, this “converted pub serving innovative Indian fare in elegant surroundings” makes for a “very pleasant surprise”.
INSIDE KENT 2015
Recommended by prestigious outlets such as Hardens and the Michelin Guide, Bromley-based fine dining Indian restaurant, Cinnamon Culture, has been making waves since it opened in a former Victorian pub over three years ago. Offering a modern twist on Indian cuisine, owner Manpreet Dhingra, has achieved the perfect blend of innovative cuisine, contemporary decor and relaxing surroundings. Read More
“A rare treat”; even “the normal dishes are special”, at this “superb local”, which is praised for its “unusual and well-prepared” cooking and “relaxed” service.”
BEST INNOVATIVE SIGNATURE DISH 2014
National Curry Week award for Buffalo Kurumulaku with Khajoori Naan.
BEST TRADITIONAL SIGNATURE DISH 2013
National Curry Week award for Wild Madagascar prawn with shrimp kedgeree & Allepey sauce.
BEST IN BRITAIN 2013 & 2014
Destination restaurants are few and far between and need to be treasured when they are discovered. Since this Michelin recommended restaurant opened on the site of an old Victorian pub, it has gone from strength to strength under the guidance of owner Manpreet Dhingra. The decor is relaxed and stylish and the food is at the cutting edge and at amazingly reasonable prices. The food continues to be a visual and taste delight, exploring Indian cuisine to the full deserving of ‘outstanding’ recognition.
Every town has its curry house and, these days, every town seems to have its own far classier Indian restaurant where not only is each dish several star anises higher in quality and broader in range, but so is the wine selection – with knowledge on hand about which wine would drink well with each dish.
The best of these modern, high end Indian restaurants follow the high spots in the Indian calendar and the seasons which is what made me get on an overground train to leave central London for Sundridge Park, a suburb of Bromley in Kent. The game festival at Cinnamon Culture lasts till the end of October and I wanted a taste.
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