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Kashmir

Restaurants, Indian Putney
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A Putney restaurant dedicated to the food of Kashmir.

There used to be an Indian restaurant half way down Lacy Road that served the community faithfully: neighbourhood families early on Friday and Saturday evenings, and the slightly inebriated from the ever-popular Coat and Badge across the road, for a madras and their last pint of the night. An archetypal London curry house.

The site is still there, but much changed. Bright and modern, there’s a warm chatter in the air, thanks to ladies-who-no-longer-lunch-but-meet-early-evening, and couples catching up with other couples.

Don’t expect vindaloos or jalfrezis: true to their promise, the dishes are only those from cool, nothern Kashmir. They’re mild, heavy on fruit, nuts and cheese, reliant on herbs and dry spices for their exquisite flavour. Presentation is a bit muddled though: murgh lababdar (a sweet and creamy curry with tender chicken) and tiny-portioned vegetarian ‘mains’ turn up in ornate brass bowls, whilst onion bhaji slivers arrive in a tin bucket usually reserved for gastropub chips. Galouti kebabs, flattened balls of heavy-on-the-cardamom minced lamb, come on slates. Service consisted of a young chap smiling, pointing and bowing whilst not actually taking our order: eventually an older, more experienced member of the team was forced to take over. A source of amusement on our not-so-busy early midweek, maybe not so at more frenetic times. The bill can easily creep up, too. But know before you go that this isn’t your average curry joint and you’re in for a treat.

Kashmir says
The only authentic Kashmiri restaurant in London also serving north-Indian and tandoori dishes. With several years of experience this is an honest endeavour to bring to you true Indian food with all the flavours and not just spices – cooked the original way, without the use of any colours or MSG.

By: Dave Faulkner

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Details

Address: 18 Lacy Rd
London
SW15 1NL
Transport: Tube: Putney Bridge
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £70.
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Users say (32)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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I am from India and I feel their dishes reflect the true taste of Northern Indian cuisine. You can't get more authentic Indian food anywhere in London. Finally there's a restaurant who knows what Indian should really taste like. I am very fortunate to be living close to this awesome restaurant which has exceptional customer service and outstanding food. Strongly recommended !!


Kashmir is superb, authentic Kashmiri cuisine served up by friendly, amazing customer service. We have eaten there a number of times since they opened and been impressed every time.


Best indian food in Putney. Amazing staff and fresh aromatic curries. Highly recommended.


Food is great, ambience and service is immaculate and a proper indian restaurant! This is a welcome change for pople who love Indian cuisine!


Excellent, authentic Indian food, rare of it's kind. There are innumerable "Indian" restaurants in the UK but Kashmir is one of a handful restaurants that offers authentic Indian food and, it is the ONLY restaurant that offers genuine Kashmiri food in the UK (to the best of my knowledge). Customer service is second to none. Clean and tastefully done premises. Highly recommended.


Wonderful menu great choice of dishes, fabulous taste and flavours and lovely friendly staff.


Great atmosphere and food. Lots for vegetarians and vegans, clearly marked on menu.


We love this new restaurant in Putney! Lives up to its tag line of culinary paradise.


Lovely restaurant, great food and wonderful warm service. A must try, definitely one of the best Indian restaurant in London!


Best Indian restaurant in putney. Very different and new curries. Worth a visit.


Brilliant restaurant, excellent food and service. I have not had better Indian food in Putney before. Only been two to three months and this restaurant is gaining popularity for its supreme quality of food and service.


Big fan of Kashmir. Amazing north indian food, not just any curry house. Simply delicious.


First of all, it is the only place to have authentic Kashmiri Cuisine, in all of London! The ambiance of place has a distinct Kashmiri touch to it. The food that we had transported us back to Kashmir. I would recommend "Paan Ice Cream", as dessert, to everyone. I can still remember the taste and would like to visit the place again!


It is a great place for having authentic Kashmiri Food and North India food too! Anyone having a wish to eat proper Kashmiri dishes, can ask for no place else!


Proper Indian restaurant with great food and flavours! Highly recommend the Makhani dal, lababdar and the tandoori meats. I will go back just for the paan flavoured ice cream:)

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