Painted Heron


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  • Expensive
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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5
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Painted Heron says

It may be off the beaten track, but The Painted Heron is worth hunting down for its inventive, offbeat take on contemporary Indian cuisine. Where else in the capital would you find a surprisingly delicious side dish of sweet English strawberries in mild curry sauce – or an Asian riff on Lancashire hotpot? From tempura lotus roots or pigeon breasts cooked sous-vide with tamarind to spice-roasted black cod with crab pilau, it’s all a world away from the three-pot clichés of your average local curry joint. Things perk up again with the zesty international wine list and top-notch cocktails. The handsomely furnished dining room and attentive staff are further pluses.


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Venue details

  • Address:

    Painted Heron 112 Cheyne Walk
    SW10 0DJ

  • Venue phone:

    020 7351 5232

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Lunch served noon-2.30 Tue-Sun. Dinner served 6-10.30pm Tue-Sat; 6-10pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Sloane Square then bus 11, 22

  • Price:

    Main courses £13.50-£20

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3.8 / 5

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1 of 1 found helpful

A boutique fine dining experience. Very efficient service. The waiter didn't bring pencil and pad but remembered our order for 4 people in his head and the dishes came he knew who ordered what. We were very impressed. The soft shell crab is the best fried in breadcrumbs with spices. Delicious. Some of the dishes on the menu are paired with wines which is very helpful for someone like me who doesn't know their wines. The final bill was very good considering the quality of the food and venue, I think they can get away with charging more. Worth the trip.

1 of 1 found helpful

Very good food, very good service. We were a group of 14 and they were mostly very accommodating to our needs. Slightly surprising that they didn't have more than two main dishes to offer which were nut-free or gluten-free. Also somewhat irked that, for a bill totalling £480, they pointed out that 77p was missing from the final tally (despite the fact that they had automatically added a 12.5% service charge to this bill which was, of course, optional).

1 of 1 found helpful

Amazing creative and original food. Best Indian we've had. We've never tried some of the dishes or even seen them elsewhere before so when we came here we made sure to try a few new things. Everything we had was either good or really really good. The service was also really, really nice - very friendly yet unobtrusive, just what you want in a restaurant. I'd classify the restaurant as fine-dining as the setting is really nice, the food is beautifully presented, and the price reflects that - although they have a brunch menu which is a 3 course set menu with good choice and excellent value for money.

HS Kleiman
0 of 1 found helpful

Your records will show that I have been enjoying your food for many year. When I phone up for a booking I don't want to hear endlless advertising bullshit. Your website is naff, too.