The restaurant started off as London's first toddy shop with a characteristically laid back atmosphere. In June the eatery expanded to a full blown restaurant, serving modern Indian food within a slick, minimalist interior. Attention to detail is at the crux of both the decor and the food. Each plate comes beautifully presented with the rich colours artfullly juxtaposed. There's nothing on the menu that will disappoint: from Dakshini Korma to tasty Raita, there's a rich, weighty feel to the flavour which is so often lacking from contemporary Indian cuisine in London. Even the deserts are good - we recommend the cheesecake as a must try treat. Similarly expect cocktails to contain idiosyncratic flair, the rose water bellini is a must try.
The service is attentive without feeling intrusive, and in all the new restaurant has retained the original famiily and jovial atmosphere of the toddy shop, heightened by the diners who gather in big groups.
And whilst there's nothing to fault on the Chai Ki menu, the location renders the restaurant a little too far to be a London staple. Nevertheless, should you choose to make the journey you'll be delighted by what you find.
|What||Chai Ki, Canary Wharf|
Mall Level -1 Crossrail Place, London, E145AR | MAP
|Nearest tube||Canary Wharf (underground)|
01 Jul 15 – 31 Mar 16, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
|Website||For more info|