The Michelin Guide and TheFork have joined forces – combining the gastronomic expertise of the Michelin Guide with the easy-to-use restaurant booking system of TheFork. Together we bring you ‘Michelin Specials’ – a set of offers available exclusively for Michelin readers.
In Part 1 we focus on Indian restaurants; Part 2 is on Global cuisine and Part 3 looks at European restaurants.
Click on a restaurant’s name to view further details and secure these exclusive offers, which are only available when booked via the Michelin Guide website.
Kanishka, 17-19 Maddox Street, London, W1S 2QH
The focus is on northeast India at this boldly decorated restaurant. Chillies play a prominent role in the cooking and the chicken tikka pie is a speciality. The ground floor is the most fun place to sit.
Offer: Atul Kochhar’s Tasting Menu with a Glass of Champagne £110pp
Available Lunch and Dinner until 28th November
Glass of Champagne
Scallops (d) – Seared Scallops, Spring Peas, Mosdeng Serma, Caviar
Atul‘s Chicken Tikka Pie (d) (g) – Tikka Masala in Puff Pastry, Cumin-Scented Berry Compote
Monkfish – Grilled Monkfish, Kol Phool, Malai Curry
Sorbet (vg) – Strawberry Chaat Sorbet, Elderflower Foam
Venison – Venison Steak, Peach, Hinkejvu, Black Sesame Sauce
Goat – Cumin and Timur Pepper Spiced Country Goat Curry Served with Saffron Rice, Bread and Kanishka’s Signature Black Daa Mishti (v)
Coconut Mishti Doi, Passion Fruit Compote
Chocolate Chilli Melt, Salted Caramel
The Cinnamon Club, 30-32 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU
This smart Indian restaurant housed in the listed former Westminster Library attracts one and all, from locals and tourists to businesspeople. Dishes have an elaborate edge and arrive fully garnished, with subtle spicing.
Offer: Tasting Menu with a Glass of Champagne £85pp
Available Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday until 28th November
Pithog Saag – Chickpea and Yoghurt Gnocchi, Spinach Crumble, Tamarind and Coriander Chutney
Carpaccio of Home-Cured Shetland Salmon, Kerala Moily Mustard Caviar, Curry Leaf Snow
Clove-Smoked Anjou Pigeon, Pumpkin, Peanuts (g)(n)
Mumbai Lamb Millefeuille
Grilled Spencer Gulf King Prawns, Alleppey Curry Sauce
Tandoori-Spiced Balmoral Estate Venison, Black Stone Flower Reduction, Masala Mash
Old Delhi style Malai Kulfi, Pistachio Crumble
Farzi Café, 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4BP
This glitzy, buzzy, two-floored restaurant serves modern, reinterpreted versions of classic Indian dishes, with some interesting global touches. Spicing is clean, distinct and multi-layered – and zodiac-themed cocktails add to the fun.
Offer: 3 Course Fixed Price Menu with a Champagne Cocktail or Mocktail £27pp
Available Lunch Friday and Dinner Tuesday-Sunday until 28th November
Kache Kele Ka Ragda Pattice (v) - Raw Banana Cutlet, Tempered Green Pea Foam, Sweet Yogurt
Dal-Chawal Arancini (v) - Achaar, Apad & Chutney
Manglorian Rava Fried Prawns - Tempered Coconut & Smoked Tomato Chutney, Radish Pickle Zaffrani Murg Tikka - Smoked Cashew & Saffron Cream Chicken Tikka, Masala Cock Scratchings, Coriander Pesto
Tandoori Paneer & Mushroom Butter Masala - San-Marzano Tomato & Fenugreek Gravy, Cultured Butter (v)
Chicken Tikka Masala
Mustard Salmon Tikka - Fennel Salad, Roast Pepper Chutney
Steamed Rice (v)
Potted String Greens - Chilli, Garlic (v)
Naan Bread (v)
Fig & Ginger Pudding (v) - Warm Pudding, Salted Caramel Foam, Vanilla Ice-Cream
Coconut Rice Kheer (vg) - Lychee, Passion-Fruit Gel
Benares, 12a Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6B – One Michelin Star
Arriving via a red carpet sets the tone, before you are escorted up past the flower-filled pool and busy bar into the cleverly textured restaurant. Cooking shows confidence, freshness and vitality, and the kitchen skilfully balances modern techniques with recognisable flavours.
Offer: Tasting Menu with a Glass of Champagne and a Box of Petit Fours to Take Home £119pp
Available Lunch and Dinner Tues-Sat until 28th November
Italian Truffle Shorba
Porlock Bay Oyster and Cured Sea-Bream Chaat
Tawa Masala Wild Halibut, Portsmouth Clam Moilee
Tandoori Muntjac, Garlic Yoghurt, Chili Chutney
Baby Poussin Tikka Masala
Box of Petit Fours per Table to Take Home
Kahani, 1 Wilbraham Place, London, SW1X 9AE
Kahani means ‘Story’ in Urdu – and the story at this easy-going basement restaurant is that of chef-owner Peter Joseph, whose influences draw on his Indian heritage, the concept of sharing food he adopted on his travels in Spain, and his desire to showcase the best of British produce.
Offer: 4 Course Fixed Price Menu with a Glass of Champagne £52pp
Available Dinner Monday-Sunday until 28th November
Spiced Green Pea Cake with Cumin, Ginger and Chilli, Cranberry Chutney
Grilled Stone Bass Coated with Browned Garlic, Sundried Tomato Purée
Herb-Fed Organic Chicken Tikka, Saffron, Mace, Baby Ginger and Coriander Stem
Somerset Lamb Chops, Kashmiri Chillies, Nagercoil Clove
Chargrilled Chicken, Tossed with Red Onions, Tomato, Fenugreek Leaves
Braised Lamb, Fragrant Rice, Exotic Spices, Mint and Coriander
Raspberry and Mint Cheesecake ‘melt in the middle’