This time by adding a bit of spice in our lives in the heart of Soho.
Sham has been telling me for ages about Imli Street on Wardour St., and how amazing their Indian food is. At one point it was open and then it was closed down (You could sense the sadness in his voice when he told me that!).
Then it re-opened, Sham was over the moon, and now we were about to have a curry catch up.
We got there early, grabbed a spot and ordered some cocktails to kick off our evening.
I went for the 'Rustic Ruby' which was a mix of grappa, violette, apple juice, wild berries and Prosecco...
Which went down perfect whilst we launched into an overdue catch up.
Sham went for the Bombay to Soho cocktail, which was full of Bombay gin, pomegranate, lime, and ginger ale.
We ordered a few tapas-style dishes to pick at whilst we chatted and drank our way through the night, before we ordered our mains.
All in all, pretty impressive!
It came with the standard rice, which was light and airy, and almost not enough for the masala.
The crispy onion bhaji's made up for that though!
Sham went for the Naanwich.
Yes, a sandwich made with Naan bread, with dipping sauce on the side, and looked absolutely amazing!
It was a simple idea, and I don't know why I have never thought of it before. Inside, it was filled with scrambled paneer, peppers and rocket, and then toasted slightly to give the naan some warmth and crisp on the edges.
I am going to try to make these at home sometime. You can put whatever you want inside, though I think I might stick to Indian influences.
Apparently it was tasty! It was gone quicker than you can say 'samosa.'
The restaurant usually doesn't have any queues, which is refreshing for London! We got in there early and by the time we were finishing the last drop of our drinks before we moved on, the place was full of hungry visitors!
So my advice would be to get there early to avoid waiting, stock up on the cocktails and nibble your way through the evening - they serve food till 11pm!
London is so hard to find a decent Indian, but Imli Street was great! It tasted great, the food was authentic, and the service was good too!
The menu can be found here, and their location is right here for you.