Price Point: Mains from £10-£20
When it burst onto south London’s restaurant scene 12 years ago, Indian Moment revolutionised Indian cooking in the UK. Their chefs craft light, fresh fare from organic ingredients without the use of artificial colourings and the number of awards the team have won are a testament to their talent.
While the food has its roots in traditional techniques and flavour combinations, you’ll find some contemporary surprises here too. Zinga 65 is an unusual dish of succulent king prawns deep fried in butter, while the Kekada crab cake with coconut is a delicious combination of savoury and sweet.
Traditionalists will find plenty here to get their mouthwatering: dhansaks, biryanis and rogan josh are all varied and excellent, although the thalis are a great choice if you’re feeling indecisive as they include three mains, rice, naan (baked in-house, obviously) and raitha.
From the colourful flowers on the terrace to the attentive waiters’ shirts, purple is the restaurant’s visual calling card giving it a warm, cosseting atmosphere that will make you want to linger and return.
Jessica Hinds-Mingo - dined at Indian Moment on 19 August 2018
Natalie Leet - dined at Indian Moment on 12 August 2018
Anwen Davis - dined at Indian Moment on 29 June 2018
Tiffany Morley - dined at Indian Moment on 30 June 2018
Julio Perez Olvera - dined at Indian Moment on 9 June 2018