Jamavar

London, June 2018– Mr. King was there for a business lunch a few days prior and insisted on going back with me.  The 1 Michelin star Jamavar immediately became our favourite Indian restaurant in London.  Opened in 2016, it is the offspring of the successful Jamavar restaurants in India.

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Located on the fashionable Mount Street, Jamavar is cosy and charming with elegant Indian décor.  The tables are intimate and there is a very lively vibe.

I chose the lunch set with 3 courses (GBP30).  For each course, there were between 3 to 5 choices, so no lack of variety.  Mr. King ordered two curries and two side dishes a-la-carte.

Tellicherry Pepper & Garlic Soft Shell Crab with Garlic Chutney – the crab was spicy and crispy, but I wasn’t sure I enjoyed the garlic chutney as much.  It is more of an acquired taste.

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Malai Stone Bass Tikka – This was my favourite dish. I absolutely adored the mace, green cardamom, avocado & mint chutney.  It possessed a refreshing flavour.

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Old Delhi Butter Chicken – Suffolk corn-fed, char-grilled & pulled chicken, fresh tomato & fenugreek.  A Classic and must order!

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Jamavar Dal – Slow-cooked black lentils

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Palak Paneer – Cottage cheese, spinach, tomato, fenugreek & fresh chilli

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Rhubarb Chuski Falooda – Basil seeds, rhubard & saffron rabri kulfi.  As with most Indian desserts, this one was very sweet and rich.

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We liked it so much that we recommended Jamavar to another friend also visiting London that week…and she loved it too.

We returned to the restaurant again on our next trip – Jamavar Oct 2019.  It certainly did not disappoint!

All photos were taken by Mrs. King.

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