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Darbaar Restaurant

1 Snowden Street, Broadgate Quarters, London, EC2A 2DQ

((((* Indian
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
  • Darbaar Restaurant - London
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £22
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 18:00 - 22:45
Saturday: 18:00 - 22:45.

Convenient location. Service was great - friendly waiter and waitress. Food very good - particularly the butter chicken.

Jane Tembey 23 June 2017
from London

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Set in London's trendy Shoreditch, Darbaar Restaurant is a stunning contemporary space serving a menu inspired by the banquets of the Indian Royal Court. In addition to the chic bar, there is a unique interactive grill seating area, and a bespoke chef's table.

All kinds of colourful, eclectic dishes are prepared with flair on the Darbaar Restaurant menu, starting off with fresh seafood flavours like king scallops with wild mushroom achar and cauliflower purée. There are dishes that featured in Masterchef 2016, such as Mewari oven-baked leg of rabbit with chilli and corn sauce, while the selection of curries boast delicate blends of spices and rich creams.

Exciting Indian afternoon teas are hugely popular at Darbaar Restaurant in Shoreditch, and combine exotic teas with savoury treats and sweets like Valrhona dark chocolate and chilli cake, and date samosas. From the bar, there is a huge wine selection, and unique signature cocktails.

An intimate, contemporary slice of modern Indian dining, Darbaar Restaurant is only a 3-minute walk from Liverpool Street Rail Station.

Darbaar Restaurant

1 Snowden Street, Broadgate Quarters, London, EC2A 2DQ

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4.2 ((((* (based on 58 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (42)
  • business (24)
  • lunch (23)
  • private dining (18)
  • trendy (16)
  • luxury (15)
  • romantic (13)
  • large parties (12)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • value (4)
  • child friendly (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • views (1)
  • (**** 23 June 2017 by Kai Pohl from London

    Really disappointing experience. Upon arrival we were told to wait at the bar and have a drink as our table wasn't ready. Turns out the restaurant was half empty, so why did we have to wait? Minor issue though... The food took ages to arrive, even drinks took ages despite everything but a busy night. When I complained to the waiter he was just blaming the kitchen. That is not the kind of answer one expects but shows that something isn't right in the chemistry of the staff - and that showed in the service provided. Worst of all when we finally got the bill, it was very wrong. Plenty of items had been added that we never ordered. This was corrected and service charge was waived but I had never before seen such a scale of error. This restaurant visit left me with the feeling that this place must be struggling to survive.

    In terms of the quality of the food that was also a bit overwhelming. Darbaar markets itself as upmarket Indian with Cinnamon Club credentials but this was much closer to any ordinary high street Indian restaurant than The Cinnamon Club. Only the prices were upmarket.

  • ((((( 23 June 2017 by Jane Tembey from London

    Convenient location. Service was great - friendly waiter and waitress. Food very good - particularly the butter chicken.

  • ((((* 22 June 2017 by Tony Loizides from London

    Food was generally very good - just did not meet expectations.

    Poppadoms were very soft and tasteless though - would have complained if paying
    Starters/Appetisers well received
    Main dishes (curries) were a little conventional and the roganjosh was actually relatively bland.....and so a little disappointing given the cost
    Daal was outstanding though.

    Service was friendly if quite clumsy, and not counting the new guy who was doing his best.

    Biggest issue with returning is cost. The quality and innovation does not justify the disparity between this and a Brick Lane Curry house, and it is not as innovative (or as appropriately priced) as Dishoom which is quite close by. Would probably queue to get into Dishoom of an evening than book again in retrospect.

  • ((((* 11 June 2017 by Marion Leterrier from London

    Very good restaurant, modern place with delicious butter chicken!

  • ((((( 9 June 2017 by Jonathan Gilbride from London

    Flawless service. Excellent food. Only criticism is that the music was too loud.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Chandru Iyer from London

    An enjoyable evening.. great food and nice ambience.

  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Janine Fox from London

    Fantastic food. Lovely flavours. Best naan I have ever eaten. Head chef/owner very welcoming and present throughout the eve. Def recommend. Excellent attentive service too.

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Henna Rathod from Luton

    Me and my sisters booked the afternoon tea for my mother's birthday and service was amazing, as was the food! Nice and friendly staff and my mother really enjoyed it.

  • (((** 19 May 2017 by Rajesh Sapra from London

    Drinks were too sweet in taste and after complaining they were modified. Thanks for that

  • (((** 18 May 2017 by Ashia Bibi from West Midlands

    The atmosphere was rather dull and bleak, despite the online reviews. Was expecting a more indian themed restaurant, in the lunch room. Chairs were uncomfortable and need replacing. The entrance was modern and cloackroom service was fine. Waiter was good, although chef forgot to cook one starter. Slightly over priced for portion sizes, though I guess that's a common theme in London.

    The chapli kebab on set lunch menu was awful, nicely spiced but presentation was poor and dull. Other chicken starter was fine, though we thought it was a main. Main dishes were good, mackeral and chicken pilao. Nan was small, not enough for 2. It was a birthday lunch and the cake and candle was greatly appreciated.

    A mixed experience, though my lunch partner enjoyed it more than myself. Toilets were clean, modern and good.

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