Review on Farzi Café
Farzi Café is the first London outpost from Massive Restaurants that have already successfully established nearly 30 restaurants centred around Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore since it was founded in 2012. The restaurants are the brainchild of Jiggs Klara, restaurateur, author and food consultant together with his son Zorawar, a MasterChef India judge who won Restaurateur of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017.
Laid out over two floors in a building that formerly housed Prezzo, Farzi Café is set on Haymarket, ideally placed for theatre-goers, its right next door to Her Majesty's Theatre and just around the corner from Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. It has been given a sumptuous makeover at a cost of just under four million pounds, so diners can expect to be impressed with its stunning good looks and glitzy, no-expense spared interiors by DesignLSM.
It bills itself as an experimental modern spice bistro serving cutting edge, avant-garde Indian cuisine with a twist. Leading the kitchen is the Executive Head of the group Saurabh Udinia, who has worked for the company since 2013, and prior to that sharpened his knives at the acclaimed Indian Accent in Delhi. The menu is designed for sharing along the lines of roasted Shetland razor clams with gassi masala glaze or chicken tikka, burrata and kale salad with mustard tempered yogurt among the small plates. Other dishes among the culinary delights include masala rub rib eye steak served with onion and potato mash or from the sea, baked sea bass macher jhol with puffed rice. Close the show with artistically displayed desserts like chocolate forest or srikhand 'air' cheesecake with mango coulis.
The wine list has been carefully curated to complement the flavours of the food and bespoke cocktails are mixed up with artistic flair from acclaimed mixologist Din Jusufi.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Dinner: 5.00pm - 10.45pm (10.15pm Fri & Sat, 9.45pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express