Cuisine: Halal, Indian, Pakistani
Price Point: Mains from £10-£30
Patri's story begins on the pavements and railways in India and Pakistan, where food carts serve nourishing and tasty morsels to anyone and everyone.
It's this welcoming, communal spirit that sets Patri apart from the rest. Founder Puneet Wadhwani immortalises the dishes he grazed on while cycling around New Delhi's hectic station. How's that for authenticity? From the railway station come traditional travelling snacks and from the streets come steaming curries and gifts from the tandoori grill, all dressed up to suit this high-end establishment.
And although it's not located in an actual train station, there's a pronounced urban theme that runs throughout. Whitewashed walls, worn, wooden furniture and stark lighting take you to the side of the train tracks while the stunning presentation keep it rooted in fine dining. There are definitely no takeaway cartons here!
Straight from the street vendors come the Indian classics like boyfriend chaat, paneer tikka khurchan and the special raj kachori. If you fancy dinner on a skewer (perfect if you're running late!) try their seekh kebab and tandoori chicken while your dining partner tucks into the warming lamb shank, swimming in a rich, spicy gravy. Plus, with a vegetarian and vegan menu, everyone can tuck in before heading off on their next adventure.
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