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“Really interesting Indian food and excellent service”
Review of Kinara - CLOSED

Kinara
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: TN16 1RQ 01959 562 125
Sevenoaks
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Really interesting Indian food and excellent service”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

We visited Kinara for dinner last Saturday. We hadn't been for a few years but it was as good as we remembered. It is an atmospheric place, in an old cottage, with a small bar area and well-spaced tables (not crammed together). The staff are welcoming and efficient. In the summer there is a splendid doorman in Indian costume, but in January who could blame him for not standing outside?
The menu is a sensible length with plenty of interesting dishes. We had an excellent lamb biryani and a prawn bhuna. The naan was excellent and so was the kulfi. The wine list is good and the price was quite modest - excellent value.
I'd thoroughly recommend it.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank GuineaThePig
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English first
Westerham
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Halal !!”
Reviewed November 4, 2011

Having many Muslim Friends, it is ideal to take them to Kinara where all the meat is Halal so they can order "off menu" rather than having to go to a vegetarian option. PT

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Peter T
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Indian in an atmospheric tudor cottage!”
Reviewed October 28, 2011

The downstairs rooms in this old Grade II listed cottage have been turned into a characterful restaurant. Dark and moody atmosphere, can be quiet or romantic depending on your perspective. Good food including some unusual dishes and flavours, as well as the standards. A Pakistani, rather than the more usual Bangladeshi, influence on the food. The only local Indian I've ever been in which sometimes has waitresses as well as waiters. Apparently William Pitt lived here whilst his house a few miles away in Keston was being repaired.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank RoamingJeff
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Bermuda
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Kinara Pitts Cottage - fantastic experience”
Reviewed October 9, 2011

To sum it all up - excellent and innovative Pakistani and Indian food in an old English cottage setting.

  • Visited September 2011
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3 Thank BermudaRyms
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Exceptional - really worth visiting”
Reviewed September 27, 2011

unusual setting, attentive staff and delicious food ( fish curry superb) a firm favourite and definately the best restaurant in the area.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank stephenf8
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