Chutney Mary is a celebrated Indian restaurant in Mayfair. We were very excited to dine at Chutney Mary because they proclaim to be the “Best Indian restaurant”, and Indian cuisine is our favourite.
Chutney Mary is glamorous. The moment you step through the door you are taken by the beautiful Pukka Bar.
The restaurant itself, further inside, is very beautiful. The vibe is modern opulence with an Indian flair.
The service is as you’d expect for such a restaurant – great attention to detail and very helpful.
What we ordered
We ordered boneless chicken wings, vegetable samosas, lamb seekh kebab, and mixed grill for starters. I ordered Kerala roast duck and Shiima ordered green chicken curry with plain naan and basmati rice.
All the starters were not only beautifully presented but very creative as well. Particularly the samosas and the boneless chicken wings, which looked nothing like we expected. They all tasted fabulous as well. The standouts were the spicy grilled chicken from the mixed grill and the lamb seekh kebab.
The chicken was succulent and wIth the perfect amount of heat.
The lamb seekh kebab was divine. It’s one of the best we’ve ever had. Perfect balance of spice and flavour, and very tender.
The boneless chicken wings was the most unusual dish, both in its unique presentation and taste. It was sweet but not too sweet, and crunchy but soft on the inside.
The pastry on the samosas were very thin, almost mell in your mouth thin, and the filling was very flavourful.
My Kerala roast duck was special. Perfectly roasted and the thick spicy garam masala sauce at the bottom was great. If they bottled it, I’ll be first in the queue to buy three, or maybe four bottles. I have to mention the roast potatoes. I usually don’t do potatoes, but these were very good. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and the date chutney on the top was excellent.
Shiima’s green chicken curry was full of flavour but also very spicy. A tad too spicy for her, but just fine for me so I cleaned it up.
I ordered the Sticky Toffee Pudding and Shiima ordered ice cream selection – vanilla for her an pistachio for me.
Shiima wasn’t a fan of the vanilla ice cream because it was fairly bland. The pistachio ice cream was okay.
The sticky toffee pudding wasn’t amongst the best we’ve enjoyed. Like the pistachio ice cream, it was okay.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Chutney Mary. The restaurant is beautifully elegant, the service is top-notch, and the food is excellent. All the flavour and spice of exquisite Indian cuisine with a ton of added creativity with its presentation and fusion of flavours. We recommend for a romantic date, and special occasions for small and large groups. Chutney Mary is blowout expensive.
Dress Code: Smart
Shiima’s Star Dish: Lamb Seekh Kebab
Amen’s Star Dish: Kerala Roast Duck
Price: Over £50pp
Rating: 5 out of 5
73 St. James’s Street
London SW1A 1PH
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