A consistent award-winner that offers great value (under £10 for a main dish), Bokhara focuses mainly on northwest Indian food. Watch the staff prepare your kundan kaliyon (chicken in saffron sauce) in their open kitchen, and drool.
Nepali food that will knock your socks off. Nariwal chicken is a particular delight, with coconut, curry leaf, and mustard.
Dedicated to "the redoubtable ladies of the Raj", Mem-Saab is high end, with a champagne bar and private dining available. If you're adventurous, try out the cumin kangaroo ("Diced kangaroo simmered with Indian herbs and spices. Finished with
coriander and generous helping of roasted cumin").
They say: modern Indian fusion. We say: Methi chicken ("roasted chicken from the flames of the tandoor, braised in a fresh peppery fenugreek masala sauce") as well as scallops royale ("scallops with mango chilli and coriander salsa, beetroot sauce, mint chutney")? Sign us up.
It's not glamorous, but the food is delicious and incredibly filling. Stock up ahead of a long day.