Modern Indian Restaurant in Covent Garden
The Cinnamon Bazaar is a modern Indian restaurant in Covent Garden with extremely welcoming staff and a divine cocktail bar. From the minute we stepped in the door to the minute we left (five hours later!) the atmosphere was busy and electric. It certainly seemed like a very popular spot for some dinner in this part of London!
Cocktails and Wine
We selected two cocktails from their impressive menu – The Last Flower: Sipsmith Gin, rhubarb liquer, rose & vanilla, bitters (£12) and the Pretty Maiden Swizzle: Tequila, pomegranate & coconut cream, grapefruit soda, mint & nutmeg (£12) Both were pretty incredible cocktails. The Last Flower was sweet and smooth and the Pretty Maiden Swizzle was creamy with a lovely sweet and nutty flavour from the nutmeg. We then chose a bottle of red Sangiovese, Italy 2017 wine to accompany our amazing meal.
What we loved about the food menu was the large selection of small plates. As a result, you can have tapas style dining or there are a few options for larger meals so that you can choose to have a more of a standard meal. From the small plates we had:
- Aloo Tikki Chaat – Spiced potato cake with curried white peas and chickpea, £6.75
- Samosa Chaat – Punjabi vegetable samosa, curried white pea and tangy tamarind chutney, £7.50
From the main menu, we opted for:
- Tandoori King Prawn – Giant king prawns with alleppey curry sauce, £22.50
- Paneer Butter Masala – Punjabi style paneer and pea butter masala, £13.75
The chaats were unbelievable with beautiful colours and amazing spices. The potato in the Aloo Tikki was so soft and the samosas were incredible with a great kick to them!
Our mains were equally great. Although on the slightly pricier side, the Tandoori King Prawns was an outstanding dish with very giant and meaty king prawns amongst a delicious fragrant and spicy sauce. The paneer butter masala had a more mild taste for those who can’t handle the heat.
We tucked into Cinnamon Bazaar’s festive minced pie naan! A little dubious if the idea would work but it impressed. The minced pie flavours and fruits went surprisingly well with the buttery naan, and to top it off we had a scoop of cinnamon ice cream to accompany it.
A huge thank you to the staff, especially Giedrius who was outstanding. Cinnamon Bazaar is an amazing modern Indian restaurant in Covent Garden with a buzzing atmosphere. Even though the dishes are slightly on the pricier side, the quality of food, cocktails and service really make it worth it!
East London Girl: Cinnamon Bazaar
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