The first meal I had at Tangawizi was so good I wanted to check it was no fluke. This Indian restaurant by Richmond Bridge has secured two really capable chefs (one ex Yatra, one ex Bhukara in Delhi) and is serving some of the better Indian food in London right now. Tandoori items are outstanding e.g. very delicate tandoori prawns this week, while a methi chicken curry had a very fine blend of spices creating a rich, complex sauce. Breads are extremely good here, as was a makhani dhal just as I recall it from Bhukara. One vegetarian starter was merely ordinary, but at a strong 3/10 (with many dishes 4/10 at least) this is up there with the best Indian restaurants n London.
Zafferano updates its menu periodically and carefully, retaining customer favourites for a while rather than changing everything on a whim. On this occasion an old favourite came back to the menu: tuna simply pan-fried with very tasty cherry tomatoes and rocket. Such a simple dish relies on great ingredients and here the tuna is blue-fin (the best kind) and the cherry tomatoes tasted great. A new pasta dish worked really well: papardelle with saffron with crispy pieces of pig cheek. I also had a fine off-menu zabaglione, the egg yolks and marsala fluffed up and delightfully rich.
I also visited Soho House for the first time. Spread over several floors of a town house in Greek Street, the dining room is snug and quite noisy, but has a very appealing menu of simple British food. Scallops with celeriac were pleasant, as was tuna with beetroot and horseradish, though a passion fruit tart lacked passion in every sense of the phrase. Perhaps 2/10 overall, though you have to be a friend of a member to get in. The club itself seems labyrinthine, with endless lounges cosy and bars filled with fashional media types.
Next weekend I will be in Munich, so technology permitting the blog will be from there.