Coping with curry withdrawal is tough. Lucky for locals and visitors in west London, they have Shikara to eliminate the problem. Well located on Bute Street in stylish South Kensington, Shikara offers casual, quality dining without the fuss of other nearby eateries. Showcasing the full spectrum of Indian cuisine, Shikara offers a wide swathe of subcontinental delights: meat-eaters can munch about any incarnation of tender protein they can dream up, sizzling out of an authentic tandoori oven. Purists may have trouble choosing between equally enticing options of traditional Kashmiri balti or variations on the ubiquitous Indian biryani. Those looking for a serious kick will find one of the city’s hottest and tastiest vindaloos, and vegetarians are spoilt for choice. Shikara suits families and groups extremely well, just be sure to book in advance because many people make Shikara a daily ritual!