03 Apr 2018
Vivek Singh and his talented brigade of chefs this year celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cinnamon Kitchen Devonshire Square, having spent the past decade serving up inventive modern Indian cuisine to the City’s top power players. Now, they are bringing their signature blend of fire and spice south of the river with Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea at London’s landmark Battersea Power Station.
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea is part of the first chapter in the exciting regeneration of the Grade-II listed Battersea Power Station. The restaurant serves contemporary Indian dishes, many unique to Battersea, imaginative cocktails by award-winning mixologist Tony Conigliaro, and bar bites inspired by the dishes found on the Mumbai Jaipur Pink City Express train route.
Known for continuously pushing culinary boundaries, Vivek and his team have created a stand-out menu that breaks the rules and goes beyond authenticity, taking diners on a journey of discovery from the laid-back and edgy surroundings of a quirky railway arch.
Signature dishes include Malabar mussels and date pickle on toasted brioche with curried yoghurt and Kerala spiced lobster soup with flamed cognac. Must try mains, prepared from the open theatre kitchen include fragrant clove smoked lamb rump with fennel, saffron rice and nutmeg sauce and king prawns in Bengali tumeric curry with ghee rice. A number of veggie and vegan options including pink aubergine with sesame, tamarind and peanut crumble; and Bharwan courgette filled with spiced vegetable ratatouille demonstrate the versatility of the team’s cooking.
COCKTAILS BY TONY CONIGLIARO
A dynamic cocktail list has been developed by Tony Conigliaro, (69 Colebrooke Row, Bar With No Name, Bar Termini) known for his innovative interpretations of classic drinks and his “liquid witchcraft.”
For Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea, Conigliaro has created distinctive cocktails inspired by fire, ice and spice. The Coconut Kir, a twist on the traditional Kir Royale made with toasted coconut liqueur and champagne, is the perfect aperitif whilst the Sherried Sandalwood with frankincense and sandalwood-infused sherry, shaken with an egg yolk, is the perfect flip to enjoy after dinner.
Other cocktails that have been concocted by Conigliaro include the Vodka Chaas, a vodka spiced version of the classic Indian drink ‘Chaas’ made with lemon juice and yoghurt; the Mezal Verdita, an Indian take on Mexican Sangrita using mezcal and tomato verdita; and the Assam Manhattan, blended with assam black tea, vermouth and a touch of black cardamom.
INSPIRED BAR BITES
The railway arch location in Battersea reminded Vivek of the amazing food experiences on train journeys in India. Bar bites are inspired by the spices and delicacies found along the Mumbai Jaipur Pink City Express route, one of the very best train routes as far as Vivek is concerned! The menu is split into train stops, where guests can enjoy authentic dishes from those very areas including duck heart Tak-a-Tak with ginger and chilli found at Mumbai Central and Bhel Puri Chaat from Surat Junction.
Situated in Circus Village West, Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea has a minimalist industrial décor to complement the stark backdrop of the historic Power Station. Enter through the dramatic railway arch opening and discover an edgy, modern dining room with exposed brick walls and a cool monochrome colour palette offset with pops of jade green and luxe finishes such as marble, and brass. The black concrete bar is the ideal spot to sip on a spice-infused cocktail whilst added theatre comes from the expansive open-plan kitchen. A private cage style mezzanine, overlooking the restaurant, is the ideal space for events and celebrations whilst a large outdoor terrace with sweeping views across the Thames will be a sublime spot come summertime.
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea
Battersea Power Station
4 Arches Lane
London SW11 8AB
Tel. 020 3955 5480
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