Well upon visiting Cinnamon Kitchen, it didn't turn out to be the traditional Indian Restaurant that I expected....
Well firstly Cinnamon Kitchen has got a fantastic location, within Devonshire Square which is just a skip across the road from Liverpool Street station which means that it is extremely easy to get to and also is in a covered square which means that if you want to dine Al Fresco you don't have to worry about the dreary English weather spoiling your meal.
The restaurant itself, is very grand with beautiful cream walls and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, I wished that my dining room would look so lavish and plush. What I liked was the layout of the tables, they are scattered around so that you can't hear another tables conversation but you still get the buzziness.
Well when we were handed the menu I was expecting to see a twist on a chicken tikka masala, but i was more than wrong with my assumption and the twist was on traditional English dishes. To start with I had the pigeon which was delicious and so well flavoured with cumin that it was gone within seconds.
For mains I had the Ox Cheek with Apricots....the cheek with extremely tender and not too much jelly, although if I didn't know better than I might have thought we were in a Moroccan restaurant rather than Indian. My partner being a typical male, had the Angus Fillet with Masala Potato Chips, which was cooked just the way that he liked it, rare!!
The food in Cinnamon Kitchen is very good quality, if not slightly expensive. But the atmosphere is great, along with the service...so if you are looking for an alternative Indian dinner then this is the place to come and try one.
Top Tip.....Cinnamon Kitchen has just launched a new Wedding Menu, so if you are looking for something different on your special day then you need to give them a ring to see how they can spice up your special day.
Written by Natalie Nevard
Cinnamon Kitchen & Anise
9 Devonshire Square | London EC2M 4YL
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