SOHO WALA

Tue 11 2018  |  Adaya

By Siobhan Gunner

Indian street food concept Soho Wala opens at the Courthouse Hotel.

After working in the kitchens of world-renowned restaurant Nobu and countless five-star hotels, chef Preet Tandi ventures out on his own with Soho Wala.

The Spot:

Situated on Great Marlborough Street, Soho Wala brings a taste of India’s vibrant marketplaces to an already buzzy location in London. Yes, this city might be flooded with great Indian restaurants, but Wala aims to be an easy destination for shareable small plates or a quick weekday lunch.

The Food:

Referring to the seller of the finest fare, Wala’s menu highlights nothing but traditional Indian ingredients. Expect classics such as kurkure bhaji (crunchy fried fritters made with onions), mirchi “matchstick” chicken with green chillis, lime and root ginger; and Assam tea brulée with vanilla ice cream and malai crème for dessert.

The Drinks:

Teas and spices continue to shine through in the cocktails, offering options such as Rooh Afza (Indian-style Cosmopolitan), Sharabi Lassi (expect cardamom in a rum-based yoghurt drink), and a chai White Russian.

The Damage:

Lunch costs no more than £20; dinner ranges from £30 to £35.

In a Nutshell:

Next time you’re standing in front of Dishoom in Carnaby and the wait is too long, why not try something different and head to Soho Wala instead. Who knows, it might just become a new favourite.

Soho Wala is currently on soft launch, giving you 50% off your food bill until November 25.

If you’re looking for other new places to eat, take a look at our interactive map with London’s best new restaurants. 

Via Just Opened London