Lokhandwala

Restaurants, Indian Fitzrovia
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Lokhandwala
Venue says Brand new Indian tapas style restaurant and cocktail bar, open in Fitzrovia for lunch, dinner and cocktails!

An Indian tapas restaurant from the team behind India's biggest food festival, The Grub Fest. The decor is extravagant, with big mirrors everywhere, elaborate decorative moulding and chandeliers. 

This contemporary take on Indian dining is served on small sharing plates, but there are also a few intriguing mains to choose from, such as cottage cheese and cashew sauce pie, 'mish mash bun' with a mix of seasonal vegetables, and Yorkshire pudding with a cashew crust.

Drinks come hot and cold, with boozey beverages encorporating spirits and wine mainly, with a ahdnful of beers and cider. If you're feeling adventurous or a bit rough, have a health shot – but these aren't the kind you get from the doc – these are like tiny smoothies containing almond milk, gooseberries, turmeric, ginger, poppy seeds and the like.

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Lokhandwala says
We are a sympathetic homage to Lady Charlotte and all those who have lived, loved and lost. Through our Victorian and resplendent interiors, sumptuous and traditional Indian food and ambrosial cocktails, we try to bring to the surface the story of Lady Charlotte.
 
Located in the heart of Fitzrovia, we serve authentic Indian food in tapas style throughout the day. Plan your brunch, lunch or dinner for a memorable experience that can be complemented with our one-of-a-kind cocktails. The Gujju Vaal Daal Chaat, Lamb Chops, and Persian Steamed Fish are rumoured to be the best in the whole of London. For vegetarians and vegans, we have an array of delicacies and smoothies to choose from, because a place that signifies love, no one should feel left out.
 
Our in-house bar, The Hot House is a realm where we take the drinks and cocktails to a completely different level. We prepare concoctions that appeal to all your senses and fill you with joy. Our classic and creative cocktails like Star of India, Like a Bird, Herbalist and much more spill magic and create the perfect moments for you. 
 
An enthralling experience awaits you at Vijay’s Lounge for all your private and exclusive bespoke events. Our personalised touch, elegant backdrop, an array of food items and drinks prepared to perfection and our excellent service is certain to create lasting memories for you. With secret access codes and no mobile phones policy, revel in the most stunning place in all of London.
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Venue name: Lokhandwala
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Address: 93 Charlotte St
London
W1T 4PY
Transport: Tube: Goodge St
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Dee
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Lokhandwala is a newcomer to Fitzrovia area, which was for some reason lacking the modern Indian tapas style restaurants, to fill up that hole. The room is beautifully inspired by the Lady Charlotte of Fitzrovia and the menu is inspired by her travels to India. There are some unique cocktails, including the one that is served in a bird cage. The menu shows hints of British-Indian fuisine cuisine, plus some familiar dishes like lamb chops. The food is good but I think the venue steals the show.

Chandni A
tastemaker

Lokhandwala is located close to Goodge street station.

The food style is British/Indian fusion with dishes like Yorkshire pudding with minced lamb and paneer pie. Some of the dishes were done well whilst others were not so good. We ordered about 4 tapas dishes and 2 larger dishes to share between 3 people. There was plenty of food to share between us all.

It's quite pricey but I suppose that comes with its location. The theme of the decor in the restaurant can be described as fairy garden but I didn't really understand the relevance of this with the menu and theme of the restaurant.

They have a variety of cocktails which are well presented but also pricey.

evanschris
Tastemaker

I came here during their soft launch. 


The food was really tasty! Although the menu is a little strange! A fusion style of Indian, in small tapas dishes. Though the portion sizes of the tapas was not as small as I expected, it was a little strange - we asked about the sizes and how many we should get between the two of us - our waitress said to get 4/5 tapas, one 'Imperial Jewel' (a main) and 2/3 sides between us. This was for lunch as well, and I thought that sounded like a lot, but because of this I got more expecting the portions to be tiny. We ended up getting 5 tapas, 1 side and 1 side and this was defiantly too much for us for lunch!


All round the food was great - I would highly recommend the prawn tapas and the chicken curry 'Imperial Jewel' which stood out to me as delicious! I would not recommend the lam sliders though - I wish we had not got them - they are not bad, but they were the most fusion style thing we ate - you get 2 mini hamburgers and fries and they were just average and not very Indian tasting.

Overall I would defiantly recommend coming here for a bite to eat.

Special Offers

Weekend Brunch with unlimited prosecco & star of india cocktail : £45

From a set menu. Food served on 8 sharing plates between two people , one drink served per person at a time and two desserts between two people . Two hour reservation time.

Offer valid until Nov 10 2017