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What: Dabbawalla

In a nutshell: Jamavar does Mumbai street food

Summing it all up: There's every reason to get excited about this new opening from Jamavar chef Rohit Ghai. Inspired by the street food of Mumbai, the new restaurant offers lunchtime tiffins, with a menu and is packed full of exciting, seasonal ingredients we've never heard of cooked, by someone who definitely knows what he's doing.

 

The low-down

If you're a fan of Jamavar, then here's one for you. It's been barely been a year since Samyukta Nair and Rohit Ghai opened their first upmarket Indian joint in Mayfair, but they're at it again, setting their sights on Maddox Street where they'll shortly be opening a new restaurant called Jamavar.

The new restaurant, which will open around the corner from Bond Street in the former Hibiscus premises, will be themed around Mumbai street food and is named after the city's lunchbox delivery men.

In practice, this will include dishes like: Misal pav topped with potato slali Kolhapuri spiced spit roasted chicken Seabass and scallop Tawa Pulao Kerala-style ishtew with idyappam Sweet double ka meetha with tutti fruitty masala milk and almonds.

If you're passing the area at lunchtime and haven't had a chance to step in yet, then you'll be more than welcome to do so for a quick dabba of your own, which will allow you to try a little bit of everything with rice and bread, tiffin-style.

If the food is anything like the offering at Jamavar, which not only impressed us but also Fay Maschler, then this sounds like it'll be worth a look in. Try and get a table at the seated dessert bar, or head down in a large group to try and nab one of the deep booths.

 

More about Dabbawalla

Where is it? 9 Maddox St, Mayfair, London W1S 2PA

When does it open? November 2017

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Twitter @DabbawalaUK 

 

 

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