2019 opening by Vineet Bhatia serving tandoori food in Harrods' glamarous food court
Vineet Bhatia has had a long a noteworthy career not in his home town of Mumbai but also now globally. He was the master behind Rasoi, later Vineet Bhatia London which earned a Michelin star in 2017 and has now changed over to Kutir whilst Mr Bhatia selects his new location for his flagship restaurant. In the meantime, he has opened this counter (and table seating) dining option in Harrods food court where tandoori ovens are used in front of diners at the counter (Kama incidentally means desire in Sanskrit, not justice as is commonly thought of). This was just a drop in occasion for me to have some nibbles of onion bhajis and tandoori prepared paratha and peshawari naan bread (made with coconut, almond and cardamom) and popadoms with some extremely good, homemade mango chutney and mint – all these were done nicely. Drinking the lassi was a challenge as it was so thick that drinking through the straw was like trying to suck a golf ball through a hose, however, had a pleasant flavour.
A little unfair to base a review on nibbles but this is all I wanted at the time and based on other nibbles in other notable Indian restaurants, this was certainly ok. Service was a little hectic but heartfelt and polite when you did catch the staff and overall, this is a pleasant Indian addition to the food hall. The price is reflective of Harrods and I was 100% full on finishing, and I look forward more to whatever Mr Bhatia’s next main mission in London may be.
Food Grade: 65%
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