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The Cinnamon Club

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by Caroline Haack (subscribe)
Fine art student and freelance writer from Paris, living in London.
Published August 28th 2017
Indian cuisine in an old Library

The Cinnamon Club is one of London's most sumptuous Indian restaurants offering a mix of traditional and innovative cuisine. The decor is an important part of the experience as the Cinnamon Club is located in an old library, inside a listed Victorian building. High ceilings, book-lined walls, and a colonial atmosphere give this establishment an institution a chic and unique atmosphere.

The Cinnamon Club regularly changes menus and offers a carefully selected list of wines. Try lobster, which is grilled under a crust of shallots or ginger, smoked crabs and Indian specialties unknown to the European public.

In 1893, the Westminster Library in London opened its doors to traders. In 2001 the same building, renovated with brilliance, inaugurated a new chapter of Indian gastronomy. The chef adds his personal touch of innovation to the culinary traditions of India. The Cinnamon Club offers its guests two bars, a mezzanine, and a private lounge.

As I couldn't really choose the perfect wine for my food I asked the waiter. The Cinnamon Club offers refined cocktails that are pricey but incredible. You could go there only to have a drink, as my friends and I sometimes do late at night, or just for the food. Having cocktails with your food is not exactly what I'm used to in a dinner but you could give it a try. A tasting menu costs 85 but is a 7 course meal. The one I chose was the Cinnamon lunch menu, a 3 courses meal for only 26: quite a regular price for such fine cuisine.
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Where: The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU
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