Delhi Grill

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Islington

An upbeat Punjabi pit-stop on Chapel Market, majoring in street food snacks and slow-cooked curries.

A lively canteen-style joint, Delhi Grill provides a focused menu of home-style Punjabi dishes – along with wraps sold from a smart stall outside in Chapel Market during the day. Inside, the walls are plastered with Bollywood posters and Indian newspapers; corrugated iron and stencilled lettering contribute to a Slumdog Millionaire aesthetic.

The selection of street-food starters such as samosa chat are more in keeping with this mood than the Indian-restaurant standard chicken tikka. The cooking shows that the kitchen isn’t following the usual formula, but is prepared to go out and do its own thing, so tilapia with coriander and coconut milk joins hearty slow-cooked rogan josh, a biriani and chicken karahi on the menu. There’s a lightness to the preparation, evident in a punjabi prawn masala with fresh flavours of peppers, tomato and ginger.

Vegetarians are very well provided for, though the aloo baingan featured much more potato than aubergine in a thin sauce. Meat-free alternatives include chana, bhindi and tarka dal. Beans and greens salad was a refreshing if not especially exciting mix of seemingly tinned pulses and cucumber. Insistent bangla beats and unyielding seats make this venue more of a healthy, spicy pit-stop than somewhere to linger.

 

Venue name: Delhi Grill
Contact:
Address: 21 Chapel Market
London
N1 9EZ
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2pm, dinner served 6-10pm daily
Transport: Tube: Angel
Price: Main courses £3.95-£9.95

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K D

Best Indian in London. Nice modern interiors where you can almost always find a seat (you can also book) with the best chicken makhani and naan i've tasted. All of the staff there are incredible - the serivce is great and they are always happy and friendly. I can't fault Dehli Grill. 

Matt

This is an unprentencious gold mine for freshly spiced, delicious homemade dishes at fantastic value. The friendly service and relaxed atmoshere make it a perfect venue for a small group of friends (who have all now been back more than once!) Try the talapia fish curry, beetroot chutney with poppadums and definately the Dehli Grill special starter for 2!

wendy mcnally

My red mullet masala was divine. Freshly chopped birds eye green chilies with grated ginger, an amazing zesty green chutney and a beetroot and garlic chutney all served as part of the meal!! I'm going back!!

Gareth j

A fantastic place with excellent service simple food and very very friendly staff.keep it up delhigrill

Tha M

What a gem: wonderfully tasty food, friendly and extremely quick service, very affordable. Look forward to visiting again :)