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Six of the best Indian/Sri Lankan London eateries

Next week (10-16 October) is National Curry Week, so it's the perfect opportunity to shout about some of the best London restaurants we've tried this year. Have you got a great Indian/Sri Lankan restaurant near you? We want to hear about it! Tweet us @SainsburysMag.

Chai Ki – Canary Wharf
WHAT IS IT? A restaurant serving Indian 'tapas' and Asian-accented cocktails in spacious glitzy surroundings.
BEST THING TO EAT: Kandahari Quail (pomegranate molasses, roasted cumin seeds, honey, coriander, red chilli). Super sweet, salty, sour and spicy all in one delicious, messy mouthful.

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Dishoom – new Edinburgh branch opening this winter
WHAT IS IT? A branch of our beloved Dishoom. The restaurant is modelled on an old-fashioned Bombay café. It's so popular that it now has four branches and is due to open one in Edinburgh.
BEST THING TO EAT: Brunch – we love the bacon and egg naan roll and the kejriwal (eggs on chilli cheese toast). For dinner, you have to try the signature black house daal.

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Hoppers – Soho
WHAT IS IT? A restaurant with hot, fragrant and beautifully differentiated flavours; a vivid reminder of Sri Lankan travels in a bustling, cheek-by-jowl setting.
BEST THING TO EAT: Black pork kari (curry) with a dosa and chutneys, and masala butermilk to wash it down.

Talli Joe – West End
WHAT IS IT? A bar and restaurant where you can find half plates and drinks. Their cocktails, inspired from different regions of India, are as big a part of the menu as the food.
BEST THING TO EAT: For National Curry Week, the restaurant is launching a 'discovery menu' focusing on three lesser-known cuisines; Rajasthan, North Kerala and Punjab. We like the sound of the Moplah-style sea bream curry with vermicelli upma and coconut chutney.
Listen to our podcast with executive chef Sameer Taneja.

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Gunpowder - Spitalfields
WHAT IS IT? Modern spins on Indian home classics, full of powerful flavours and intense spice, with not a korma or madras in sight.
BEST THING TO EAT: Rasam ke bomb – a crispy vegetarian puri with a shot of intense sour tamarind soup.

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Kricket – Soho
One to watch – Kricket is opening a new site on Denman Street, Soho, later this year. Currently serving small plates and drinks at Pop Brixton, these guys are set for bigger things! Watch this space.

About the Author
Sarah Alcock

Sarah Alcock

Sarah is the content editor for Sainsbury's Magazine. Her favourite foods include slow-cooked lamb curry, fresh seafood, brownies straight from the oven, lemon drizzle cake and pretty much every kind of breakfast food.