Kahani is located in the stylish area of Chelsea, just off of Sloane Square Street, nestled in the small side road of Wilbraham Place
What is Kahani?
Kahani, which translates to ‘Story’ from Hindi, is a traditional Michelin plate Indian Restaurant with a contemporary twist. Created by Michelin Chef Peter Joseph, he brings his experience and heritage, having grown up in Chennai, India, to his cooking, using the best ingredients Britain has to offer.
The goal of Kahani is to bring a new world of Indian cuisine to London that is more informal and communal, without sacrificing on quality or shying away from Joseph’s heritage (aka the Story!)
As you step down the stairs, past their beautiful private dining room, into the main dining area, you are greeted with the most beautiful, modern interior, incorporating blues, whites and gold throughout. I especially loved the bar – with its modern light fixtures and lovely velvet blue bar chairs.
We were seated in the corner next to the bar, which gave us the view out onto the dining room, bar and glass kitchen, so we could see the chefs at work!
What We Ate
The friendly staff suggested we try some of their best dishes, so what came out was all a surprise, which sounded perfect to us!
They first brought out some small plates, which included Spiced green pea cake, Black chicken, marinated prawns and a pan-fried cheese dish, all of which were delicious. Our favourites were the chicken and crab – I would definitely recommend trying the chicken if you visit!
After the small plates, they brought out lamb Hydrabadi Biryani, with Makhani and tadka dal, tandori roti and Cucumber & mint raita to accompany it. The lamb was tender and succulent and all together was really tasty.
To finish off, they brought out two of their desserts: Raspberry & cardamom cheesecake ‘melt in the middle’ and Medley of kulfis — Salted caramel, rose malai, pistachio. Both were really delicious, but the raspberry coolie centre of the cheesecake made the cheesecake my favourite of the two!
What We Drank
To drink, we tried the mocktails made using the juices by The Berry Company. There are 4 mocktails on the menu:
Chelsea Garden – The Berry Company Pomegranate with Rosehip; Aronia, Ceder’s Pink Rose; Hibiscus, Kahani Rose syrup
Shaadee – The Berry Company Superberries with Hibiscus juice; Seedlip Grove 42 Citrus, Lemon juice, Honey-Chili water, Egg white
PJ Smoothie – The Berry Company Superberries with Guarani juice, Banana, Blueberries, Strawberries, Mint leaves, 1 dash grenadine
KIT – The Berry Company White Peach Tea with Mooring, Supasawa, Rosemary syrup
We both tried 2 each, giving us the option to try all 4 mocktails on the menu. They were all really tasty and definitely a great option for anyone doing Dry January who wants to have an alcohol-free cocktail without compromising on flavour or missing the alcohol!
The Shaadee mocktail was really fragrant and the hibiscus flavour was perfectly potent – this was my guests favourite. I tried the PJ Smoothie and KIT, both delicious but the KIT for me was the best – I loved the White Peach base flavour to it.
You can find these mocktails with The Berry Company’s partner restaurants until 31st January 2022 as a celebration of the company’s 15th anniversary! West London’s Kahani, Copper Chimney and Zuaya and East London’s Barge East all use the juices to create their own mocktails perfect for Dry January!
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Since trying Kahani, it might be my new favourite Indian restaurant. It brought Indian cuisine to life, with a unique approach to the traditional Indian flavours. I would definitely recommend giving it a try if you are ever in Chelsea or fancy lunch/ dinner after spending the day on the King’s Road.
Kahani can be privately hired for up to 90 guests in the dining area, or 14 in the private dining room overlooking the dining area.
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