From East Sheen to St James

Saturday, December 30th , 2023

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Kaalika is a fairly new Indian restaurant in East Sheen that delivered some very enjoyable dishes at my meal. There was an especially good sev puri starter and a very enjoyable methi chicken dish. This part of London is really spoilt for good Indian food, with Black Salt just down the road.

Noble Palace is a smart Chinese restaurant in St James that is flexible in its menu, making just about any dish that you want provided you give them sufficient notice. At the meal today we had beggar’s chicken and dong pao pork via a pre-order, as well as regular dishes such as dim sum. The standard varied a bit throughout the meal, but the service was charming and the best dishes were quite capable. 

The Ritz is my favourite high-end dining spot in London, and my latest meal here did not disappoint. As well as long-running favourites such as duck liver ballotine and langoustines a la nage, we enjoyed lovely sika deer and some excellent new desserts.

Happy New Year to everyone!