New Enterprise from Atul Kochhar
Kanishka is the new opening from the well known Atul Kochhar who gained Benares a Michelin star when he was formerly Executive chef there. The food represents mainly Northern Indian cuisine which, being closer to China and surrounding countries is influenced by the vast array of spices from these regions. Ultimately, this was a good meal and I thought the highlights were the carefully prepared amuse bouche (steamed chicken pea cake Balsamic mix caviar mint and coriander tamarind chutney) and the biryani, but simmering on pleasing on the poppadom chutneys and just an ‘ok’ level for the Monkfish (kol pool, bilahir tok and malai sauce) and ok dahl that one would normally expect to be darker and slightly less creamy. For the £140 for few things and masala chai, this is not exactly cheap and it was a pleasurable meal but shy of what one was expecting for the new venture and price at the same time.
Food Grade: 69%