Brick Lane legends Nazrul and Aladin have a baby sister – Jasmine. Just like her bigger brothers, both stars in the packed curry-constellation at the heart of East London’s Banglatown, Jasmine is set to shine, bringing the warmth of Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani delicacies into your life. Occupying the former premises of Cafe Bangla, where the rich and famous chose to dine, Jasmine has a whole new menu (but retains the portrait of Lady Di, looking down beatifically upon diners as they eat).
Jasmine is a fresh new thing on East London’s Brick Lane, but she comes from good stock. Serving up a similar set of Asian subcontinental dishes as the associated (and award-winning) Nazrul and Aladin, Jasmine is committed to the culinary arts associated with Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi cuisine. Those looking to sample a number of Jasmine’s perfectly cooked creations should try the non-vegetarian or vegetarian thali , a platter of small bowls each containing a different dish. The veggie option gets you an onion bhaji, vegetable samosa, sag paneer bhaji, chana masala, mixed vegetable curry, pilau rice, naan, and raitha to keep your tongue cool. The meaty version is packed with tandoori chicken, lamb samosa, chicken tikka masala, lamb bhuna and sides. It’s Indian tapas, essentially.
A major trump card up Jasmine’s sleeve, however, is that when Aladni and Nazrul are booked out, you might be able to secure a table at their sister Brick Lane restaurant here, and tuck into the family’s star attraction. That is, the dish that won them the Taste Brick Lane Curry Award, their chicken or lamb blast tikka, and the dish that garnered them the prestigious European Curry Award, their tandoori king prawn blast. With Jasmine making a trio out of these upper-echelon East London curry houses, there’s even more of a chance you will be able to enter these paradises of Indian cuisine.
Wonderful restaurant. Great food and good value! Good atmosphere and location. We took our own beers and also used Tastecard to get discount. Waiters were attentive and very polite. Definitely will be back with some other friends as I have found a little nugget
perfect! we were 2 adults and 1 kid choosing 3 mains for sharing and we hardly could finish it. Great value for money and really delicious food! And thanks waiter Manna for great service!
This is probably close to the 10th time I've been to Jasmine and I thought it was time I made a review. The staff have always been and still are super friendly and the service is great! Anything we needed they have always been able to deliver. Now, on the the food. Wow. I know a lot of people think curry houses all taste more or less the same but this is something special. Unlike a lot of restaurants on brick lane, they really take time in creating unique flavours and bringing flavours alive. The atmosphere is incredible every night. Day after day you see new and old customers dining from early till late. I strongly suggest if you're able to make it here you should! Ask for Shahed the manager - possibly the most friendly and funniest manager you'll ever meet!