From Docklands to Mayfair

Saturday, September 09th , 2023

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Benares serves modern Indian cuisine in a swish Mayfair setting. For a long time, I was not particularly of a fan of the place, even when it had its Michelin star. However, after the loss of the star the restaurant recruited a talented chef called Sameer Taneja, who regained the star and who serves innovative and very well executed food. This is one of the Indian restaurants contributing to quite a golden age for Indian cuisine in London at present. 

Melusine is a seafood restaurant in St Katherines Dock , and was somewhere I really wanted to like more than I did. The waterside location is lovely, the atmosphere relaxed, and who doesn’t like good seafood? Sadly the culinary execution was mixed, to say the least, and the price was high for what appeared. A shame.