Upmarket Indian Dining in a delightful urban village setting
We happened upon the Battersea Rickshaw Restaurant and Cocktail Bar while en route to the Woodman pub on our recent reviewing visit to London. I had never visited Battersea before so I was delighted by the village feel of Battersea Square. We couldn’t resist peering through the window and weighing up the menu.
The proprietor noticed our interest and generously invited us inside to take a look around despite the fact that the restaurant was not even open.
I took advantage of the opportunity to take a few photos. I was impressed by the place settings: crisp napkins, fine wine glasses and high grade cutlery. The chic decor and calm ambience of this elegant restaurant suggest that a return visit will be most worthwhile. I’m particularly looking forward to al fresco dining – the cobbled square of Battersea village has a charming continental feel to it.
We’ve promised to come back later in the year when we do another round of London reviews so we can sample the menu which looks rather good. Here’s a small sample to give you an idea:
Rickshaw Signature Platter (For Two) – £17.50
Kasturi jhinga, chicken seekh kebab, chicken tikka and lamb seekh kebab on a sizzling platter
Rickshaw Vegetarian Platter (For Two) – £11.50
Selection of papri chaat, paneer shashlik, and pani puri – crisp wheat flour shells filled with chick peas – and a spicy mango and mint water
Nalli Gosht – £12.95
Lamb shank delicacy cooked with an exotic melange of spices
Jhinga Moilee – £16.95
Plump prawns cooked in a light coconut sauce with curry leaves and mustard seeds served with basmati rice