A few weekends ago, I found myself hungry in Soho. There are probably more restaurants along Soho streets than anywhere else in London but I was in one of those moods where my stomach was growling but I had no appetite. After pacing up and down the same streets for the third time (I think it was Albert Einstein that defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results) I noticed Imli. The colourful and modern restaurant serves Indian Tapas and luxury cocktails (Passion Fruit Bellini anyone?) It’s an innovative menu so it was difficult to know what to expect; I trusted the Chef’s recommendation and ordered the Vegetarian Taster Menu (they also do a couple of non veg tasters to keep the likes of Kate happy!) I love tapas because each plate brings a new “yum” and it’s almost impossible to get bored of a meal before the end. Indian cuisine suits this way of eating well; the small portion sizes are all that are needed to showcase the rich flavours. Out came a parade of perfectly presented dishes: lentil dumplings, crispy potato cakes with yellow beans, coriander and ginger wedges (my favourite) and matar paneer. It would have been a farce to not photograph them!
167-169 Wardour Street, W1F 8WR.