About Anokha Indian
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About the restaurant
Anokha is certainly something special – its very name translates as unique – and it can rightly proclaim so by virtue of the upscale Indian cuisine it prepares, served in a fantastic setting in the heart of the City of London. Located down Creechurch Lane in, appropriately enough, an historic East India Tea Company warehouse close to Aldgate and Fenchurch Street stations, Anokha’s award-winning Indian restaurant deserves all the praise it receives – this is truly superlative subcontinental cuisine in a city spoiled for choice.
It’s pure poetry that Anokha’s unique setting mirrors the unique culinary offering that the kitchen creates. As if enacting the historical dialogue between Britain and India, you can find Anokha’s opulent restaurant in one of the last remaining tea warehouses in London, a Grade II-listed 18th-century memorial to the colonial past once owned by the infamous East India Tea Company. Within easy reach of Aldgate and London Fenchurch Street stations, the Gherkin and Lloyds Tower, Anokha is popular among City dwellers and workers for casual dining, celebrations and functions, but this is too special a place for any fan of subcontinental cuisine to pass up.
Anokha is once again a unique proposition when you examine their menu, packed as it is not only with superb examples of classic Indian and South Asian dishes but also with light Asian fusion specialties of the kind that convert even the most stubborn food purists. A long list of old favourites – tikka masala, jalfrezy, pasanda, korma – jostle for attention against more unusual chef’s specialties like the mali haash (duck breast cooked with mango, yoghurt and tamarind) or the tandoori duck haash madhurai. Unmissable is what this London Indian restaurant calls its absolute signature, the lal maas, a traditional Rajasthani dish of cubed lamb cooked with fresh ginger, curry and lime leaves in a medium dry sauce. With its prime location in the vicinity of the City’s Aldgate, Anokha is popular amongst the corporate crowd looking to host an event. Accommodating up to 140 seated or 250 standing, Anokha are well-versed when it comes to specially catered parties. That said, you don’t have to be a suit to enjoy this very special Indian restaurant.