1947 London is a new Northern Indian restaurant and cocktail bar, from the owners of Chai Thali, set in a plush underground space just off Charlotte Street under the helm of Chef Krishna Negi who’s menu is absolutely fantastic, with a nod to the recipes that evolved during the 1947 Partition, which the restaurant name is inspired by.
As you walk down the stairs, you are greeted by a beautiful flower wall, with hues of purple and gold, perfect for a quick snap!
The location is ideal and perfect for a post-shopping meal or even a special occasion, as it is so centrally placed.
The menu is split into small plates, sharing bowls and sides, mains and dessert, and is ideal for family feasts, catch up with friends or even a date night in the opulent and striking surroundings.
I particularly love the open kitchen, and the cosy but luxurious booths. The decor is stunning, and a great feature is the bar area, ideal for pre or post dinner drinks! The cocktails are absolutely divine and favourites from the even were the Passionfruit Martini and the Chai Martini.
They also have a fantastic selection of wine should you prefer that with your meal.
I was invited as part of a large group which is ideal as you get to try a little bit of everything! We started off with Mini Poppadums served with a mint and garlic dip, and there are 3 different types of Poppadums in the bowl, varying in flavour and texture. I always find these so moreish!
Small plates that we shared included Asparagus, Corn and Coconut Samosas, which were so tasty, Avocado Bombay Bhel, which was sublime, Crispy wild mushroom tikki served with a spicy chickpea masala, which was a standout dish, Crispy lamb seekh kebabs and Grilled Lamb Chops.
I loved the presentation and each dish was plated beautifully and the flavours, textures and colours were a real treat.
Mains were a decadent affair and we were spoiled with amazing choices to devour such as creamy Butter Chicken, Paneer Butter Masala, Dals to die for such as Daal Makhani, an all time favourite and this one was excellent, Daal Tadka, and Dhaaba Murg.
We had a delicious side of Biryani and breads to accompany this, and the breads were perfectly made in the Tandoor, and the perfect thickness and fluffiness to dip into the gravy and scoop up all that goodness.
The standout mains for me were the Paneer Butter Masala and the Daals. I could tell that the Daals had been lovingly cooked for hours as the spices and flavours were pure magic.
If you are vegetarian you will be pleased to know that there are so many dishes to choose from, and I feel the menu is well catered to suit everyone.
Dessert is always something one must save space for especially when there is a delightful selection of Rose, Mango and Salted Caramel Kulfi on offer, alongside Lemon Cheesecake, Phirni and Chocolate Fondant.
All in all I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at 1947 London, and love its concept of affordable glamour! The food, service and ambience are all excellent and it’s a great new addition to Fitzrovia. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Find out more: https://www.1947london.com/
Address: 33 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1RR