Flora Indica is quite unique; it is an amalgam of hand-crafted flavours, steampunk and classic ‘English dandy’ styling. In what will come as fantastic news for fans of the fine fayre, it’s once again open and ready to tantalise with some fantastic flavours.
Most places offering exquisite flavours are, seen through most people’s eyes, are one and the same. By this, we mean most high-end dining establishments stick to a set plush and luxury formula when it comes to the interior. Flora Indica is somewhat different. It is a blend of classic English comfort, fine dining, a touch of the rogue and a wonderful selection of Indian dishes.
As we mentioned earlier, Steampunk fans will absolutely adore the interior of Flora Indica with its copper-hued piping adorning the ceiling and walls, interspersed with bespoke leather sofas, valves and gauges. The mass of copper piping does have a practical side; given the recent weather we’ve experienced here in the UK, patrons will be pleased to read it also warms the wooden floors.
The Flora Indica interior is the brainchild of the visionary Henry Chebaane. With its marble tables and subdued lighting, it is a magical place for fans of the industrial era. It is one part luxury, one part futuristic, and one part industrial topped off with some incredible flavours and scents; it is quite unlike anything else on London’s fine dining scene.
With your appetites now whetted, the good news is that it has, after what seems like an age, reopened. On offer is a menu bursting with Indian, Scottish and of course, British heritage. It is said that the menu draws inspiration from travels of Scottish botanists who embarked across India to uncover culinary delights, which were then incorporated into British cuisine.
Dishes on the menu include the Jerusalem Artichoke Papdi Chaat with Tamarind & Yogurt, a robustly slow-cooked Venison Biriyani with First Grade Basmati Rice, Poppy Seed & Red Leicester Cheese Naan and the impish Warm Candy Beetroot Halwa with Amarkhand & Seasonal Berries and much more.
Flora Indica is now open for indoor bookings, and for more information, visit their website https://flora-indica.com.
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