Moti Mahal

Covent GardenIndian
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Recommendable
2.3/6
4 Reviews
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About Moti Mahal

Please note that if you would like to make a reservation for more than 7 people, please call the restaurant directly on 02072409329.

While northern India’s Grand Trunk Road has connected Chittagong in Bangladesh, Howrah in India, Lahore in Pakistan, and Kabul in Afghanistan for over two thousand years, Moti Mahal has only been in operation since 2005. Yet this upmarket Indian restaurant on the edge of Covent Garden and London’s West End theatre and has managed to capture the venerable spirit of this highway with a gastronomic offering that mirrors this ancient path cut across the Asian subcontinent. To book a table at this Queen Street restaurant is to be transported a world away, to the trade routes of ancient India.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Address

Moti Mahal
45 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden
London WC2B 5AA

Menu Highlights

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Starters

BHALLA PAPDI CHAAT I LENTIL DUMPLINGS ~ Old Delhi

Crisp fried pastry and lentil dumplings with creamy yoghurt, tamarind and mint chutney
£8.00

SAGAR RATTAN I SEARED SCALLOP ~ Malabar

Seared scallop with sesame seeds, coriander & tamarind, served on top of crushed lime and cumin peas
£14.00

KARARRA KEKDA I SOFT SHELL CRAB ~ Kochi

Crisp fried soft shell crab flavoured with curry leaf and smoked onion seeds, spicy prawn pickle
£16.00
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Mains

MURGH MAKHANI I BUTTER CHICKEN ~ Moti Mahal, Delhi

Chicken tikka simmered in a creamy tomato sauce
£22.00

DAHIWALA DHANIYA GOSHT I LAMB CURRY ~ Jaipur

Lamb curry cooked with yoghurt and coriander
£23.00

CHEMEEN CHETTINARD I JUMBO PRAWN ~ Chettinard, Tamilnadu

Stir fried prawn with curry leaf, coconut and madras chilli
£25.00
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Specials

KOFTA I MINCED GOAT DUMPLINGS ~ Multan

Goat meatballs simmered in a brown onion and yoghurt sauce
£20.00

TANDOORI MACCHI I GRILLED BREAM ~ Delhi

Roasted black bream with fenugreek, green mango kachumber
£21.00

ACHARI METHI MURGH I PICKLED CHICKEN ~ Sialkot

Corn-fed chicken slow cooked with pickling spices and fenugreek
£21.00
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Desserts

KULFI FALOODA

Lavender maple Kulfi, Indian ‘Falooda’ noodles, Stewed rhubarb, basil seeds and peanut ‘Gajak’
£6.00

ALPHONSO

Fresh Alphonso mango; cardamom rice pudding, mango compote
£8.00

KULFI SELECTION

Chef’s selection of mini Kulfi’s on the stick: Gulukand & Honey, Milk Chocolate & Raisins, Blackberr
£11.00
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More about Moti Mahal, London

The concept behind the Covent Garden restaurant that has quite rightly become one of London’s hottest Indian eateries is certainly novel. Moti Mahal’s head chef Anirudh Arora has managed to channel his passion for one of the world’s most ancient roads into a self-described culinary journey, a menu inspired by the foods and flavours that one might encounter if one were to take the trek from Bangladesh to Afghanistan along the Grand Trunk Road. Taking down recipes that have been handed down for generations among the peoples and cultures that flank this 2,500 kilometre road, Arora brings together Lucknow biryanis and Punjabi tikkas, imperial Mughal cuisine and rural delicacies, the spices of Uttar Pradesh and the sweets of Bengal, to be showcased on this Queen Street Indian restaurant’s inimitable menu.

Besides a bounty of unusual and long-forgotten dishes that you’re unlikely to encounter elsewhere in London, Moti Mahal is passionate not simply about the food they prepare but how it is to be enjoyed. The a la carte menu emphasises the Indian culture of sharing, encouraging diners to sample a range of dishes from the menu – a range of dishes from across the Asian subcontinent. There’s even a fantastic tiffin menu, lunchtime specials served in the traditional enamel or tin canteen that one can see being delivered across Indian cities when it’s time to break. Being ideally located to London’s Covent Garden and West End theatres, Moti Mahal also offer competitive pre- and post-theatre dinners and, if you’re still restlessly scanning the horizon for more opportunities to discover the secrets of exquisite Indian cuisine, Moti Mahal offers cookery classes at their Queen Street premises.

4 Moti Mahal Reviews

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Recommendable
2.3/6
4 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Food:Outstanding
Value for money:Reasonable value
Service:Excellent
Noise levels:Average
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"Excellent"6/6
Raghav K.3 years ago · 1 review

Great food, great service, very quick and efficient. We had a great evening.

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