I disagree with you as one would expect oil in Indian cuisine. No offence but Cinnamon Kitchen along side club and it’s sibling Soho are by far the most interesting Indian restaurants i have come across.Perhaps you should try another italian if you prefer no oil or fried stuff- Its called amico bio.
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City of London, London
9 Devonshire Square, Aldgate, London EC2M 4WY
- Liverpool Street Station (0.3 km)
- Aldgate Station (0.3 km)
- Liverpool Street Station (0.3 km)
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020 7626 5000
- Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 7:00 - 24:00
Sat: 18:00 - 24:00
102 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN
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24 reviews of Cinnamon Kitchen in English
Highly reccomend to visit their adjoining Cocktail bar Anise famous for it's quirky and trendy cocktails. The bar food is perfect if you want a variety of platter at affordable prices.
Try to visit after 9pm or so and enjoy the best service and great prix fix menu at just £19 for 2 courses and a cocktail!
It never fails to impress and very popular among both Britishers and Indian fraternity. I wonder how they mange to please people with various expectations. One of the interesting aspect was to see how manage the crowd in the Bar as it does get a bit busier and people after few pints forget they are humans. I was very impressed with their Indian Duty Manager's approach towards a city broker.
My only suggestion to them would be to also open on Saturday for lunch time and perhaps change the furniture in the front area. Other than that perfect and stylish setting and "Best Indian food" in London atleast in east.
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garyalinarhodes, 24 March 2013:
It was a nice change from the usual Indian restuarant, with tasty food, but I wouldnt be rushing back for the service. They got several drinks mixed up with another table, then claimed that we had ordered them! It took 20mins to summon a waiter to give us the bill, & they seemed happy to get us out. The nearby bar was good with much friendlier staff.
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garyalinarhodes, 24 March 2013:
Seriously you found Cinnamon Kitchen pricey? Have you been to Tamarind, Benares? I suggest you go and try them and I bet it will cost you not less than £100 for 2-3 courses…Plus average or sometime even below average food.
I respect your perspective but it just doesn’t seem right to me when you pay £25 for 2 courses in a good restaurant and find it pricey.
teal1, 6 April 2013:
You have obvioulsy misread my comments! £25 is an excellent price for 2 courses, but thats not what I said in the post at all. The £25 was for the starter only, which was very small. The reference to prices was in comparison to the likes of the nearby Bricklane restaurants. I am sorry you didnt understand the orginal post before making comments about it.
The set menu had at least 4/5 choices for each course and the portions were the right size to not leave you feeilng bloated at the end of it. We also ended up ordering one of the seafood biriyani's at £17 and it was delicious!
I had to knock off one star from the rating, as there were at least a dozen bones in my mackerel main course, and the carrot cake was underwhelming and average at best.
The mango mojito's are pricey at £9.50 but divine, and I would probably avoid ordering the mango lassi as it wasn't at all sweet enough.
Cinnamon Kitchen in London is super tasty and service is so efficient it’s almost overwhelming. Highly recommend the corn soup, fat chili stuffed with lamb, chicken with thyme, and beef stew. Incredible flavors in everything and def worth the price, but it’s disappointing that they try to get even more money out of you not offering tap water and recommending more food than you need, when the cost of the food isn’t exactly cheap as it is.
We came here for dinner last Tuesday. I was pretty excited about it but left a little bit underwhelmed.
We had mixed Indian starters, which was really good, particularly the prawn and the salmon. We had fish curry and vegetable korma for mains, with black lentils and aubergines for side dishes. We also had a mixed selection of breads and some rice. All of the dishes were good and we finished the lot, but - based on the price, and what I'd heard and read about this place, we were expecting them to be incredible. Which they weren't.
We also weren't massive fans of the setting. It felt like we were eating in an overly well lit big school assembly hall surrounded by shouty recruitment consultants.
So overall it was good but also disappointing.
Wow - an excellent modern Indian restaurant tucked away in the city. Devonshire Square has a hidden inner courtyard blessed with crazy billiards / golf and several restaurants, Including Cinnamon kitchen and the adjoining Anise bar. The first thing you notice is the terrace, a raised platform with sleek wooden tables and potted orange trees that allows you to feel like you're eating outdoors, even though the vaulted roof is made of glass. Genius - braziers in winter mean the brave can sit outside all year.
Anise bar is a seperate room to the left of the reception with soft corner booths, low lighting and sperical lampshades of silver punched with tiny holes that throw light over the walls. In the centre is a rectangular bar - I recommend their signaure cocktail - a cinnamon bellini with cinnamon tea and syrup with goldschlager at £8.00. They do have a bar tasting menu, but for more substantial meals, Cinnamon Kitchen is the place to be. An open kitchen allows you to see the chefs almost from the whole restaurant, or choose to sit by the demonstartion bar for the best views. the decor is soft grey tones with light wood and the metal lampshades that echo the feel in the bar. Behind the reception desk the walls are inlaid with mother-of-pearl stars that look really beautiful. I think the overall feel is very sophisticated without being over the top or fussy. There's a dark grey and hot pink private dining room for groups that has a glass wall directly onto the kitchen to appreciate the workings of a busy kitchen. If that inspires your guests then the restaurant holds a monthly masterclass for up to 12 people where the head chefs coach on the use of spices and how to adapt traditional Indian cooking skills into today's modern cuisine.
The a la carte mains range from £12 - £32 so there would be somthing for all budgets. Alternatively, try a few starters or tasting plates to get the broadest idea of this beautifully light Indian cuisine.
A real treat if you are sick of the Indian 'restaurants' in Brick Lane/Shoreditch area. I know it may be a bit on the pricey side, but oh it is so worth it. The place really surprised me... initially I was worried of that 'eating in a shopping mall' feel. The contemporary decor is easy on the eye, chairs super comfy for your bum and food the tasty perfection for your tongue. After the meal go and digest in their stunning bar next door- I do recommend the wine/beer, but I found the cocktails to be very average.
Can recommend this! Went here on a Saturday with a party of 4 incl one 6yr child (we went early...). Atmosphere in both the Anise Bar & the restaurant was already very good (our little girl love
Had very nice cocktails to start with (try the Asian tempest and yes, or little girl had a non alcoholic one!) and then on the recommendation of the waiter (around in abundance!) a mixed platter of all starters: very good recommendation as it was a very good all round start to the meal!
Main courses came not to soon & not to late after starters: monk fish, king prawns & lamb. All were very nice (we shared...). For our girl they did a straight up salmon with green veggies & rice: right on the spot (so if you go with kids who might not be used to spicy food: ask what they can do!)
We had only 1 desert but that was a real, real treat: chocolate mousse, a little warm chocolate tart & chocolate icecream, all with a spicy twist. Loved it!
All in all definitely worth going there, can't wait to go back myself and in summer sitting outside must be great too!
I went to Cinnamon Kitchen for lunch with a colleague and it was delicious: modern, inventive Indian cooking. As somebody else already mentioned in the reviews, the spices are all there for you on your palate but they are not out for the kill.
The lunch menu was surprisingly affordable. The restaurant is stunning, the service is very attentive and I am really looking forward to going back. Last time I tried to sell it as an Indian place close to Liverpool street we should check out, from now on I will talk about this great restaurant tucked away we must go to...
Ah, the City. My old nemesis... I am you see a former banker who predicted the crash and got out. Yeah, alright, I was 12 years early but I was right: it's just the timing that's never been my strong point.
Anyway, I used to work just around the corner from Devonshire Square - in the supposed boom times - when it was home to a couple of overpriced bars and near to a couple of dull sandwich bars. Now, with the economy in the duldrums, they've got restaurants everywhere including The Cinnamon Kitchen, Vivek Singh's follow-up to The Cinnamon Club. Where's the justice? I ask you, where's the justice...?
As you might expect, with that heritage, Cinnamon Kitchen is a delight, Indian food that celebrates the flavour and spice rather than the pointless macho heat, the sort of platefuls that will make your tastebuds very happy indeed and leave you feeling surprisingly light and healthy. This isn't the ghee-infested Indian food you'd usually get around the City, this is proper, modern fare in a proper, modern - and swanky - setting.
As I was dining with the man behind the Bangras we had to start with one of those (and dear God, they're good) atop a mound of exquisite masala mash. I then moved on to something "predictable", with a gently spiced tikka chicken breast that was moist and punchy. With a gorgeous Californian Pinot Noir adding a very satisfied glow, the final flourish of Buffalo Milk Kulfi - and a superb dessert wine - sent me rolling back towards Liverpool Street with a very satisfied grin. Damned good.
After trying their canapes at the Qype crazy golf event, this restaurant is definitely on my 'must visit’ list! The food was elegantly spiced, attractively served and absolutely delicious. If the full menu is anything like as good (and other reviews suggest it is), then it will be a meal to remember.
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