Farzi Café London is the kind of restaurant that is buzzing with atmosphere at 5 pm on a Friday and it is obvious why. The team are seamlessly delivering delightful Indian plates to tables and mixologists are creating brilliantly inventive cocktails and creations.
Farzi Café London opened in January 2019 in London’s Haymarket with a cleverly short menu and a modern interpretation of traditional Indian cuisine using ingredients you won’t expect. Regarded as ‘The Prince of Indian cuisine’, Zorawar Kalra is credited with introducing some of the most awarded restaurant concepts in India and he is the man who brought Farzi London to life.
Having made their grand entrance onto London’s gourmand landscape at the start of 2019, critically acclaimed Farzi London ushers in a refreshing new menu in preparation for the Spring season. Blending cutting-edge culinary techniques with time-tested traditional Indian cuisine, Farzi London is on a mission to deliver a delicious Spring.
In a show of great filial respect, Mumbai-born chef Dhwani Agarwhal honours her Indian heritage by gifting us with an exciting new Spring menu. Leaving no stone unturned, Farzi London leverages the ancient legacy of traditional Indian cuisine, state of the art technique & culinary science, all with high quality, fittingly fresh British produce.
There are probably very few nations on this earth that appreciate a good curry more than the British, who have seemingly adopted it as something of a national dish. But don’t let this mislead you. Rid yourself of any preconceptions you may have about Farzi London because it exists on a different culinary plane to the local Indian you may frequent.
As you step through their grand welcoming doors down at 8 Haymarket, London, you cannot help but steam in your own anticipation at the experience you sense you’re about to partake in. With a vibe closer to that of retro fine dining, the dimly lit Farzi London pulls you into another dimension. Put simply, comfort food has never been more comforting.
What about the food?
Farzi London will ensure this year will be one to be remembered: leading with their all-new spring à la carte and 7-course tasting menus.
Must-orders are some tandoori lamb chops marinated in a three-chilli-infused yoghurt with saffron cream and a Wagyu Boti Kebab with Bihari masala and a blue cheese dressing. In addition to your favourite classics which Farzi London makes with all the skill and precision you know, there are some special highlights worthy of the Spring spotlight:
- Fresh flamed Aburi Salmon drizzled with orange glaze, Granny Smith and coconut tiger milk, all brought together with heavenly herb oil. This pairs very well with their Garden Of Meena which includes Konik’s Tail Vodka, Shiso Leaf, Italicus, Green Apple and Fennel
- Perhaps you prefer the simpler things, then prepare to enter a ravenous state of delight with their Robata grilled Lobster and coconut curry risotto
- An utterly delicious goat keema with spiced minced goat with a cumin studded pastry
- Or treat yourself to a wonderful vegetarian Gujuratu Kadhi with tempered yoghurt curry, Colocasia roll, and accompanied by a mango and truffle Naan. There are also vegan alternatives for each section of the menu which include Crispy Shitake Bao with truffle mayo, Aubergine Salan with peanut and coconut sauce and Tandoori Paneer and Padron Pepper with San Marzano tomato & fenugreek gravy.
Next Level Cocktails
Perhaps you’d like to stay for a drink or two after your meal, or maybe you’d like to build up your appetite first. Either way, Farzi London’s inhouse mixology is sure to excite.
With an exciting new cocktail menu in the pipeline, Farzi has one of the biggest cocktail labs in London led by Din Jusufi and an amazing team of mixologists. They have worked on cutting-edge cocktails for years, using ultra tech scientific equipment like homogenisers and centrifuges. There is actually a full-on cocktail lab downstairs and the preparation for some of the drinks takes even longer than the food they prepare! One of the much anticipated cocktails is a combination of lemongrass infused pisco, strawberry, tomato, basil and pineapple.
The spring menus are now available for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, served in the restaurant or al fresco on the terrace, and can be viewed in full here.
To discover more, visit: farzilondon.com
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