Launched in November 2016, Vineet Bhatia London (VBL) is the progressive Indian restaurant that takes diners on a culinary exploration of India, shaped by the imagination and unique experience of Michelin-starred chef, Vineet Bhatia.
Forever evolving, the restaurant has now launched their new Experience Menu, a tasting menu that melds flavours from across the regions of India with Vineet’s signature twists in the form of European ingredients and refined presentation.
VBL is the first Indian restaurant to eschew the traditional a la carte offering, serving only their signature 11 course Experience Menu. The Inspiration behind the dishes extends across the length and breadth of the country, bringing together the flavours and cooking techniques of many regions on a single plate.
Think, “grilled chilli-garlic lobster, dusted with cocoa powder, 24 carat gold leaf crusted Rogani lamb shank, roasted cashew nut khichdi or Chocomosa – dark and marbled chocolate filled samosa”. All intricately plated. Culinary creations that have earned him the gastronomical equivalent of the Oscars, an accolade every chef covets, the Michelin star – the first Indian Chef-restaurateur to receive this honour since the inception of the guide.
“I want to create such memories. For me, when the food has this ability to arouse emotion, memory, then it becomes something special, something to be prized”.
To understand his creativity is to look at one of his may notebooks – a recipe will start as an etching, a scribbled thought, the flavours will burst in his mouth as he puts the ingredients down on paper, and the dish is already cooked before the pan is placed on the flame. He doesn’t know how he does it, nor does he analyse it. He’s already moved on.
Sample 11- Course Menu:
- Lime Soup – Smoked Prawn Chaat
- Amritsari Haddock – Raan Uttapam
- Beet Foie Gras
- Chilli Cod
- Duck Korma
- Patiala Chicken
- Glazed Pork Chop
- Chocolate Cure
- Clementine Kulfi
- Ginger-Rose Jubjub – Coconut Crisp – Chai Fudge
- Chocomosa – Almond Shard – Rose Petal Milk Chocolate
£105pp/£175pp with wine flight. Click here to book.
Club Member Offer: Members and their guests receive a complimentary glass of Alain Thienot Champagne when dining (booking must be made in advance) for dinner Tuesday to Sunday. Click here for more details.
To book call: 0207 225 1881
Vineet Bhatia London – 10 Lincoln Street, London, SW3 2TS