Maharaja’s Delight: 14-Dish Tasting Menu for Two at Darbaar

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Maharaja’s Delight: 14-Dish Tasting Menu for Two at Darbaar

City of London, London

£130
  • Add an extra guest +
    £65
  • Add a four-glass wine pairing each +
    £50

“A right royal Indian banquet” Fay Maschler, The Evening Standard

Why we love it

Darbaar literally means ‘The Royal Courtyard’ of ancient India, and there is no better location to explore the regal cuisine of India in the UK today. Founded by former Cinnamon Club Chef Abdul Yaseen, the restaurant features a contemporary façade with a menu steeped in history. The award-winning chef has been recognised by the likes of Square Meal, and by the British BBQ championships. This experience presents Chef Yaseen’s playful take on the recipes of ancient India, in 21st century luxury.

What's Included?

  • Indulge with a 14-dish, shared-plate tasting menu at Darbaar Restaurant
  • Savour renowned Indian dishes such as ‘Kasturi Murgh Makhni’; Tandoori-fired chicken in a rich, buttery spiced sauce
  • Enjoy a signature cocktail each upon arrival, such as ‘The Night in Mumbai’

Exclusive to TRULY

  • The 14-dish menu is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Chef Abdul Yaseen has been at the heart of London’s most successful Indian restaurant brand – Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Club – for over a decade. Hailing from the Palatial capital of India, Jaipur, Chef Yaseen helped to build Modern British Indian dining, and is now focussing his attention on his first solo restaurant. Winner of Square Meal’s Canapé Cup for three consecutive years and the British Barbecue Championships has shown his ability to translate his classical Indian training into more contemporary styles.

Darbaar is the chef’s playground to celebrate the shared dining experience inspired by the banquets of the Indian Royal Court without the restrictive formality conventional in such grand surroundings. Design company Nanu Design has created a unique interpretation of the palaces of ancient India. There is an inventive juxtaposition between the spartan rosewood tables and leather-clad chairs against the ornate chandeliers, drapes and glitzy glass wall. In true contemporary style, the dining room is exposed to a bustling open kitchen centred around a charcoal robata grill, tandoor and wood-fired oven. From the 20-foot counter, watch the chefs in action as they prepare the banquet-style meals for which Darbaar was conceived.

The Darbaar philosophy is all about an ancient brand of excess. Each dish is served with a real sense of generosity; every dish designed to be shared on the table in signature Indian style. The dining experience at Darbaar begins in the bar. Whet your appetite with a complimentary signature cocktail, such as the ‘Mogli’s Temple’ – tropical fruits mixed through with Captain Morgan & home-made honey butter cream – or the ‘Mint Leaf’ – coconut & melon freshened up with mint & lime shaken with Havana club.

The meal begins in earnest with a shared platter showcasing the chef’s mastery of wood and coal. Tandoori paneer, chicken pasanda, salmon tikka and a lamb seekh kebab comprise a hearty but elegant ‘first course’; served to share at the table. A succession of dishes – ranging from ‘Awadhi slow-roasted leg of lamb’ and ‘Laccha pomegranate raita’ – follow with Darbaar’s signature friendly service. Respecting his home nation’s love for sweet treats, three desserts, including a sweet carrot samosa as well as more traditional sweets round off the meal. This unique-to-TRULY dining experience closes to and end with Darbaar’s house-made ‘Naan Khatai’, enjoyed with India’s favourite tipple; a Royal spiced chai tea.

Description

Chef Abdul Yaseen has been at the heart of London’s most successful Indian restaurant brand – Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Club – for over a decade. Hailing from the Palatial capital of India, Jaipur, Chef Yaseen helped to build Modern British Indian dining, and is now focussing his attention on his first solo restaurant. Winner of Square Meal’s Canapé Cup for three consecutive years and the British Barbecue Championships has shown his ability to translate his classical Indian training into more contemporary styles.

Darbaar is the chef’s playground to celebrate the shared dining experience inspired by the banquets of the Indian Royal Court without the restrictive formality conventional in such grand surroundings. Design company Nanu Design has created a unique interpretation of the palaces of ancient India. There is an inventive juxtaposition between the spartan rosewood tables and leather-clad chairs against the ornate chandeliers, drapes and glitzy glass wall. In true contemporary style, the dining room is exposed to a bustling open kitchen centred around a charcoal robata grill, tandoor and wood-fired oven. From the 20-foot counter, watch the chefs in action as they prepare the banquet-style meals for which Darbaar was conceived.

The Darbaar philosophy is all about an ancient brand of excess. Each dish is served with a real sense of generosity; every dish designed to be shared on the table in signature Indian style. The dining experience at Darbaar begins in the bar. Whet your appetite with a complimentary signature cocktail, such as the ‘Mogli’s Temple’ – tropical fruits mixed through with Captain Morgan & home-made honey butter cream – or the ‘Mint Leaf’ – coconut & melon freshened up with mint & lime shaken with Havana club.

The meal begins in earnest with a shared platter showcasing the chef’s mastery of wood and coal. Tandoori paneer, chicken pasanda, salmon tikka and a lamb seekh kebab comprise a hearty but elegant ‘first course’; served to share at the table. A succession of dishes – ranging from ‘Awadhi slow-roasted leg of lamb’ and ‘Laccha pomegranate raita’ – follow with Darbaar’s signature friendly service. Respecting his home nation’s love for sweet treats, three desserts, including a sweet carrot samosa as well as more traditional sweets round off the meal. This unique-to-TRULY dining experience closes to and end with Darbaar’s house-made ‘Naan Khatai’, enjoyed with India’s favourite tipple; a Royal spiced chai tea.

Sample Seasonal Menu:

  • Tandoori paneer
  • Chicken Pasanda
  • Salmon Tikka
  • Lamb Seekh Kebab
  • Royal Bengal-style Giant Prawn
  • Awadhi slow-roasted leg of lamb
  • Kasturi butter chicken
  • Amritsari kadhai paneer
  • Kaali Daal, Laacha pomegranate raita, Assorted tandoori breads and Yakni Pilau rice for the table
  • Lemon brulée
  • Carrot hulwa samosa
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Royal Indian Tea with Naan khatai

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Darbaar is open for lunch Monday to Friday, 12pm to 2.45pm and dinner Monday to Saturday, 6pm to 10.45pm.

This experience is not available on Valentine’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.

Drinks and service charge (12.5%) are not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

The menus are subject to seasonal change and availability. Darbaar Restaurant can accommodate for vegetarian and gluten intolerant diners. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Note that at least 48 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or changes to bookings.

A maximum of twenty people per table can be accommodated for an additional cost. To add additional people to your table, simply select "Add an extra guest" and select quantity at checkout.

For a supplement, guests can upgrade to the matching wine pairing at Darbaar, simply select “Add a four-glass wine pairing each”.

All Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Sample Seasonal Menu:

  • Tandoori paneer
  • Chicken Pasanda
  • Salmon Tikka
  • Lamb Seekh Kebab
  • Royal Bengal-style Giant Prawn
  • Awadhi slow-roasted leg of lamb
  • Kasturi butter chicken
  • Amritsari kadhai paneer
  • Kaali Daal, Laacha pomegranate raita, Assorted tandoori breads and Yakni Pilau rice for the table
  • Lemon brulée
  • Carrot hulwa samosa
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Royal Indian Tea with Naan khatai

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Darbaar is open for lunch Monday to Friday, 12pm to 2.45pm and dinner Monday to Saturday, 6pm to 10.45pm.

This experience is not available on Valentine’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.

Drinks and service charge (12.5%) are not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

The menus are subject to seasonal change and availability. Darbaar Restaurant can accommodate for vegetarian and gluten intolerant diners. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Note that at least 48 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or changes to bookings.

A maximum of twenty people per table can be accommodated for an additional cost. To add additional people to your table, simply select "Add an extra guest" and select quantity at checkout.

For a supplement, guests can upgrade to the matching wine pairing at Darbaar, simply select “Add a four-glass wine pairing each”.

All Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

1 Snowden Street, Broadgate West, London EC2A 2DQ

Darbaar Restaurant 1 Snowden Street, Broadgate West, London EC2A 2DQ

Maharaja’s Delight: 14-Dish Tasting Menu for Two at Darbaar

  • Add an extra guest +
    £65
  • Add a four-glass wine pairing each +
    £50

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