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Namaaste Kitchen – Modern Indian Grill & Bar in Camden, North London

Posted on: 10th Nov 2013

modern Indian cuisine bar and grill in Camden

Namaaste Kitchen is a modern Indian grill and bar in Camden, just few minutes walk from the station and bus stops.

I love all kinds of curries, rotis, naans and everything fragrant and spicy so when Michelle has chosen Namaaste Kitchen for our next meeting venue I could not be more happy!

Indian restaurant interior

The interior is inviting and spacey with cosy chairs, contemporary look. The lighting is quite bright, good for casual meetings but dimmed enough not  to feel uncomfortable.

Indian beer bottle Cobra

I started with Cobra Beer, which I always wanted to try… it turned out to be nice, light without special bitterns, just the way I like it… almost like Mexican beers.

papadoms and dips

Papadoms & Chutneys (£1.20) were absolutely delicious, all of them but especially the green one… very herby.

Indian chutneys dips

Starter of Tandoori Portobello Mushroom (£4.75) was a surprising and lovely combination of marinated mushroom, figs, cashew nuts, raisins, green chilli & home-made cheese in a curry leaf dressing… perfect (!)

mushrooms with figs and cheese

But my favourite starter was Sholay Salmon Tikka (£4.95). I have never tried before salmon prepared this way, it was truly mouthwatering experience (!)

salmon fish curry tikka

I haven’t try Tandoori Aatish-e-Jingha (£5.50) despite the fact it looked very impressive.

jumbo prawn with balchao sauce

Girls seemed to enjoy a lot also starter of Spicy Soft Shell Crab (£5.95) – crab marinated in green pepper and lemon sauce, coated in semolina butter, deep fried and served with spicy fig and prunes sauce.

crab in green corn lemon sauce

In meanwhile I was munching on Barwan Panir Shaslik (£4.50) . It was one of the best paneers I have ever had.

grilled paneer skewer

The last starter we have tasted was Coriander Lime Chicken Tikka (£4.50) – beautiful, delicious, tangy, served with some magic red powder that I can’t forget…

grilled chicken tikka

Wish I had taken picture of the main meal as it was very good: Murgh Makhanwala (£12.95) – escalopes of chicken breast grilled, then simmered in creamy butter & tomato sauce with ginger and crushed fenugreek leaves, served with pulao rice.

dates and ginger naan lachcha paratha dall panchratan

As a side we have tried selection of breads, plain Naan (£1.95), absolutely delicious, sweet Dates and Ginger Naan (£2.20), buttery Lachcha Paratha (£1.95) and filled with five lentil mix Dhall Panchratan (£3.50) – the last one along with the dates and ginger naan were my personal favourites.

Another sides worth recommendation include: Sesame Baby Aubergine with Mustard and Curry Leaf Sauce (£3.50) and Stir-fry Okra with Raw Mango (£3.50) – to be honest I have cooked okra several times at home but it has never been so gooood.

Indian drink lasi

I could not visit Indian restaurant without trying proper, flavoursome Mango Lasi while my companion were enjoying more fancy drinks such as the one below.

martini glass drink

Having had so much different dishes, beer Chai and lasi I could not find any more space for dessert which is probably good… Some of my colleagues commented that the desserts did not comply with the quality of the rest of the food. I left Namaaste Kitchen fully content, there was not a single dish I would not recommend.

Indian desserts

Above - Tandoori Pineapple with Coconut Sorbet (£4.50).

For alternative views on Namaaste Kitchen please read reviews of my dining companion:

SUMMARY

FOOD: Best Indian dishes I tasted so far, generous portions and reasonable prices: 9/10
VENUE: Spacey, comfortable, modern: 9/10
SERVICE: Friendly, professional : 10/10
VERDICT: Recommended, would definitely visit again: 9/10

NAMAASTE KITCHEN

64 Parkway
Camden / Primrose Hill
LONDON, NW1 7A

phone: 02074855977

http://www.namaastekitchen.co.uk

closest station: Camden Town

Namaaste Kitchen on Urbanspoon

You can find this review between my other reviews on Google Local & Urbanspoon websites.

DISCLOSURE: I enjoyed this complementary meal on 5th of October 2013 as guests of Namaaste Kitchen.  All opinions are my own.

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Margot DOLEWSKA DYER ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Margot DOLEWSKA DYER is Brighton based blogger dedicated to crafts, recipes, reviews, food styling and photography. She is also behind 416 Studios specializing in web design & photo retouching. You can connect with her via Google+.

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Comments

  1. Aaah, happy memories… That was a fantastic meal, full of happy surprises! I am still swooning about those mushrooms. Great pics, and great to see you again :)

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