Inspired by modern day Indian bazaars, Cinnamon Bazaar offers a vibrant and transforming setting that makes you feel like you are placed in the streets of Old Delhi.
We visited during the week and were greeted by one of their pleasant staff who showed us to our seats and helped us with our drink order. I normally describe my drink choice as sweet and bitter, similar to an amaretto sour. The drink choice I received fulfilled this description. I had the Falooda Swizzle and it was the perfect mix of sweet and bitter, without tasting too much like alcohol. It also had a smokey undertone to it.
For starters, we went for the Calcutta spiced crab and beetroot in chickpea batter. A small portion but enough to share between two and get the tastebuds going.
For our mains, we shared the Lahore style kadhai chicken leg with pickled root vegetables and Rajasthani lamb and corn curry stir-fried greens. On the side we had some peshwari naan.
Out of these two dishes, we preferred the lamb dish. If you’re not a big fan of lamb, but can tolerate it if it doesn’t taste too much like lamb, then this dish is your go to. We loved the incredible flavours of this dish and was great to mix together with the naan.
The desserts were rather inventive and allowed us to try something we had never experienced before – Carrot halwa roll with clove ice cream and dark chocolate and walnut cake with Malacca coffee ice cream. The carrot halwa roll with clove ice cream, I wouldn’t say is for everyone, as the clove ice cream is an acquired taste and not for those that don’t like spicy food. However, in the spirit of being adventurous, I’d recommend it simply because you’re unlikely to experience it anywhere else.
Cinnamon Bazaar has a unique and warm setting with inventive well prepared dishes, that are fresh and generous.
The dishes are not too pricey compared to it’s sister restaurant “Cinnamon Club”, so it’s perfect for catching up with friend’s or a casual date night.
Cinnamon Bazaar also offers a private dining room located upstairs, that even has it’s own bar.
This restaurant comes highly recommended by us, as we couldn’t fault the service and food.
Ideal for: Couples and friends
Overall Rating ★★★★
Words by: Toni Amporful