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Veeraswamy, London

08 December 2005
Veeraswamy, London

Veeraswamy, the UK's oldest surviving Indian restaurant, has been restored to its former glamorous 1920s glory, thanks to the people behind Chutney Mary, Amaya and Masala Zone. The Masala World team has revamped the 80-year-old restaurant's interior and cuisine, fusing both contemporary and classical Indian dishes on the new menu.

  • Opened: 24 November

  • Owners: Ranjit Mathrani, Namita Panjabi and Camellia Panjabi of Masala World

  • Head chef: Gopal Kochak

  • General manager: Vilas Palnitkar

  • Capacity: 114, private dining 36

  • Food: Dishes from the north, south, east and west of the country, including many seldom served in the UK. Try the lobster tandoori, sea bream paturi, or oyster kebabs.

  • Prices: Lunch £30, dinner about £50, including drinks

  • Address: Victory House, 99 Regent Street, London W1B 4RS

  • Telephone: 0870 780 8137

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