- Main course: £19
- Food spend: £29
- Opening hours
- Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 18:00 - 22:45 Saturday: 18:00 - 22:45.
I lived in India for five years so I have high standards for Indian food and Darbaar meets those with distinction. The butter chicken was delicious and the naan was freshly baked and moist.
28 March 2018
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.
1 Snowden Street, Broadgate Quarters, London, EC2A 2DQ
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Customer reviews for Darbaar Restaurant
((((( 4 August 2017 by Hugo from Wichtrach
The food and the service was amazing.
((((( 3 August 2017 by Guy from London
Had the 3 course set lunch. Not sure I had a favourite dish as it was all amazing. Loved how the dishes were well spiced and hot but not in a way that destroyed your taste buds after the first mouthful!!
(**** 14 July 2017 by Amrit from Liverpool Street
Very slow service for very few people in the resturant . Not just with the food; the waiters would say I'll be with you in one minute and then we would have to chase them after 10 mins of waiting for something. For example, when I left the resturant and needed my coat I had to walk back into the resturant and ask for my coat and was told one minute. We lucklity caught one of the waiters and left. Would not recommend.
((((* 11 July 2017 by Herschel from London
Good fusion food and service. Host was very nice and friendly.
((((( 11 July 2017 by Brian from Edinburgh
Excellent. Food was delicious and prompt. From the popadoms to the starters and main curries to the very acceptable red wine.
(**** 23 June 2017 by Kai 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 from London
Convenient location. Service was great - friendly waiter and waitress. Food very good - particularly the butter chicken.
((((* 22 June 2017 by Tony 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 from London
Very good restaurant, modern place with delicious butter chicken!
((((( 9 June 2017 by Jonathan from London
Flawless service. Excellent food. Only criticism is that the music was too loud.
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