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“Unique, Peaceful and Elegant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chutney Mary - MOVED

Chutney Mary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $64
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Description: Following 25 glorious years in Chelsea, Chutney Mary has now moved to its new home in St. James's Street. It now features a completely new site of menus to suit every time of the day, mood and taste. Serving contemporary Indian, extensive menu from seafood to grills with a few slow-cooked curries and as interesting variety of breads. Adjacent to the restaurant, is a destination bar with its unique atmosphere serving exotic cocktails, many with botanicals, as well as non-alcoholic drinks such as fresh coconut water in shell and fresh pineapple juice in fruit. The varies drinks list includes craft beers and artisanal gins & malts.
Lombard, Illinois
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“Unique, Peaceful and Elegant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the cuisine, staff service and decor at this restaurant. The whole meal was delicious but the desserts knocked us out. I had a delectable ginger pudding cake accompanied by a orange sorbet. I could have eaten three of them. Great meal!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Ann H
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Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Splash out on top quality Indian Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Quite a large dining area situated downstairs so partly below ground, but beautifully appointed and well lit, creating a nice atmosphere.
We have dined here before as a couple but this visit we came as a party of four for a birthday treat, and quite prepared to splash out a bit.
The welcome upstairs was friendly and efficient, we were taken to our table straight away and offered drinks while we studied the quite extensive and varied menu.

Drinks prices are typical London, £8 for a G&T, £3 for a coke, £8.50 for a Lime Martini. Wine however seemed comparatively modest £36 for a very decent Gavi di Gavi, which we found went very well with the Indian food.

Starter highlights included Crab cake, Duck Galouti and Tokri Chaat, all around £9 each and a very promising follow on from the Popadums and pickles. Main courses included Mangalore prawn curry at £21.50, superb and not too hot. Tandoori prawns at £31.50 were succulent, perfectly cooked. Chicken Masala and Chicken Biryani at £17.50 were both good even though the chicken content was a little bit meagre. Accompaniments were excellent, nice Pulao rice, Spinach and Naan. Service throughout was attentive but discreet, top marks for the serving staff.
A second bottle of Gavi di Gavi persuaded us to try the sweets, all superb at around £7.00 each, particularly liked the Passion fruit Brulee.
Only one taker for after dinner drinks, brandy at £20 maybe a bit high but we were here to enjoy ourselves!

Our total bill for four people was £328 including service (the restaurant adds 12.5% service to the bill).

We highly recommend this place, possibly the environment is better for parties than couples. It is not cheap, but if you want to splash out on top quality Indian cuisine definitely give it a try.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank MonsieurTT
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London
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170 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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“good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

I appreciate the modern at fresh-air style of this Indian restaurant. That said , it seemed to lack personality.

The food was good, prepared with fresh ingredients and also seemed middle of the road, which was great because it suited the 80 year old great aunt with me.

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Thank MustBe
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London, United Kingdom
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“A 'curry twist' on the Sunday Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

It was my first time to this much-talked about restaurant. Took the opportunity to try the new Sunday Lunch Buffet with my friends and was not disappointed. We all loved the ambience and the interiors. There was a good variety of Indian dishes - both vegetarian and non vegetarian.
Pluses: The innovative beetroot pakoras were yummy. Cauliflower with pomegranate was nice and spicy. Mushroom & peas curry was creamy yet flavoursome. The 'baingan bharta', a typical north Indian aubergine dish, was very well made.
Minuses: The yam kebabs were a bit dry. The bread basket consisted only of naan bread (my friends got tandoori roti on request). The tea (Darjeeling?) was too mild for a group of Asians. Some of the dishes were running out fast so had to wait for them to re-fill (they said it was an unusually busy day)
Unusual: Strawberry 'shrikhand' was a new take on this popular dessert from Western India. I was too full to enjoy it properly but the cardamom was lovely.
The restaurant seems to cater to the upper/ middle class British taste-buds but most dishes were authentic or a clever fusion of (mostly) eastern ingredients.
All in all, good value for the high quality of cooking and a good venue.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Ayra-Ibn-Batuta
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England
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13 reviews
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“Don't go there hungry !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Good atmosphere and delightful decor, but food was overpriced for what it was.
Most people round the table wanted to grab a burger on the way home!

Food was tasty but portions were very small. 4 chunks of chicken in a small bowl with sauce shouldn't be costing £12!

They need to increase the portions, or drop the prices.
Don't think we will be going back.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank RetroD
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