Review on Dilli
Dilli promises to bring 'the real taste of India' to the north-west of England and it's already making an impact. The interior is a fascinating 'east meets west' blend of Oriental wooden fretwork and Western minimalist touches, which creates a truly relaxed feel.
Kuldeep Singh, the driving force behind Mela and other top-end Indian restaurants in London, is the brains behind this new venture – so you can expect high-quality 'vintage' cuisine with a healthy bias and an emphasis on regional diversity. The kitchen follows the nutritional, life-affirming principles of Ayurveda ('you are what you eat'), but there's nothing regimented or pious about the food on the plate: big, authentic flavours abound.
The menu ranges far and wide, but it's worth looking out for Deccan-style duck samosas with sweet-and-sour chutney, monkfish tikka basted with a mustard and yoghurt marinade, slow-cooked chicken handi lazeez, and allepey seafood curry stewed in coconut milk with shredded ginger and raw mango. Lunches are particularly good value and there are some high-quality, adventurous wines and unusual beers to go with the food.
Dilli is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens
Restaurant reviewed by Jenny McGregorRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm (10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express