There are Indian restaurants across London, and whether you like tandoori dishes, classic curries or fried favourites like pakoras and bhajis, you’re never very far away from somewhere to get your fill. There is often a disconnect, however, between the Indian food in London and the Indian food in India, and one of the key ways that the two differ is in the prevalence of Indo-Chinese cooking. Indo-Chinese restaurants in London are hard to come by, but down in Earlsfield, there is Dalchini on Arthur Road, where they have been serving up Hakka-style food just like you would get in on the street of Kolkata since 2000. For those unfamiliar with Indo-Chinese cuisine, some of the specialities are spicy chicken lollipops, fried with spices, Hong Kong paneer and Manchurian Chicken with soy sauce, minced garlic, onions and green chillies. Pay Dalchini a visit – they’re close to Wimbledon Park tube on Arthur Road – and prepare to discover a new type of Indian and Chinese restaurant in London.
For those times when you fancy eating Asian, but want to try something that is a bit out of the ordinary, pay Dalchini a visit and prepare to discover a new type of Indian and Chinese restaurant in London – you’ll find them close to Wimbledon Park tube on Arthur Road in Earlsfield. Indo-Chinese cuisine originated in the late 18th century in Kolkata when a group of Hakka Chinese people settled in an area which has now become Kolkata’s Chinatown. Indo-Chinese cuisine is the type of Chinese cuisine you would normally find in China, and has grown in popularity across the world.
For those unfamiliar with Indo-Chinese cuisine, some of the specialities are spicy chicken lollipops, fried with spices, Hong Kong paneer and Manchurian Chicken with soy sauce, minced garlic, onions and green chillies. With its elegant decor and white table cloths, London’s Dalchini is the perfect setting, whether it's for a romantic dinner date or a special family meal. To guarantee a table at this Earlsfield favourite, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
I love this place. I used to go frequently when I lived locally about 10 years ago and went back this week. Still as good as I remember. Thoroughly recommend jade chicken soup
one of my Best Restaurants a visit, was so good the food
A great place! Lovely staff and really good food. Great for veggies. I was a massive fan of the chilli paneer! We'll definitely be back.
Fantastic indo-chinese food . We drove 20 miles for the restaurant and it was worth it. Great service and friendly staff. Highly recommended . Not for those who like bland food.
Have been dining at Dalchini in Wimbledon Park for many years now, and it has always been a reliable place for a good meal! The staff are friendly, and generally efficient. The food is really tasty and unlike anything you find elsewhere, coming as it does out of the Indian-Chinese fusion of Hakka cuisine. Giles Coren panned it when he went there, but I think he must have been in a bad mood or something. Locals know it as somewhere they can always get a tasty and satisfying meal.
Having heard of this restaurant but not yet visited i was dismayed when i hear it had changed hands...however i thought it was great under the new owners...we were offered the special of the day, fresh sea bass cooked how you wanted (we asked for an indian curry sauce)...the restaurant is billed is Indian/Chinese fusion... i thought it was an Indian restaurant with a few Chinese dishes! either way, it was fab... remember Indian folks in India eat Chinese when they go out (too much Indian food at home!) to it's quite natural to have sort of menu...and great to have as a neighbourhood restaurant.
Well worth a lunch visit. Choices for all from set menu Very good value menu options - large portions so starter and main with rice was more than enough
The food was excellent. We had the express lunch menu which was more than enough to eat and varied enough. It was served promptly with a smile
Food was delicious and for the price was definitely better than I would have expected! Staff were friendly and helpful. Only downside was very small, cramped table.
Lovely food that was so delicious with a perfect blend of spices . Service was excellent and the meal was very good value for money .