Review on Haandi
The Haandi restaurant group began in Nairobi, but owner Ray Bhangra eventually brought his ideas to London and opened this swish outlet right opposite Harrods on Brompton Road Knightsbridge to celebrate the millennium.
Inside it is done out in shades of soft creams and browns, but the main talking point is the theatrical glassed-in kitchen where diners can watch the chefs beavering away with knives, pans and skewers.
The menu focuses on high-class Punjabi cooking with a few regional add-ons. Benchmark tandooris feature strongly, but you'll also find hariyali til rolls (minted vegetable croquettes rolled in sesame seeds), Goan fish curry and a vindaloo made with mutton, as well as slow-cooked 'kake di' lamb on the bone and South Indian chicken chennai flavoured with coconut, curry leaves and mustard seeds. Most dishes are served in eponymous 'haandis' (wide-bellied, narrow-necked pots).
Breads are also one of the star turns: order the romali roti (otherwise known as 'handkerchief bread' because of its shape) or fried batura (recommended with chick peas).
Haandi is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (11.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express