I would like to avoid FOMO and the best way to do this is to try out new restaurants. Chai Thali is a new restaurant, starting from street food stall to now permanent location in Camden.
Voted Best Indian Restaurant by Resident Magazine 2017, meant that I was very happy that Oran suggested we try Chai Thali. A few more words below by the restaurant themselves to provide some background.
"From the chaotic streets of Old Delhi to the bustling metropolis of Mumbai and on south to the glittering seashores of Kerala, we scoured the sub-continent to bring you the very best of India’s street food. Rooted in tradition, bursting with aromatic spices and brought to you with a contemporary twist, Chai Thali is a nation of street food all in one place.
Blending the old with the new, Chai Thali is all about India’s traditional and modern street food cultures. Our authentic kerb-side snacks and sharing plates are delicious paired with a craft beer or one of our spice-infused signature cocktails."
As a restaurant the premise is small plates to share, but they do so larger mains which are ideal for feasting.
Curry club is all about sharing. Chai Thali offers this and the way we ordered and asked the restaurant to accommodate made this easier. So between the four of us we ordered:
Since I went to Chai Thali, a lot has happened in the month Mainly that I have become a father. Because of this, I have had to enlist the help of my fellow curry club people for their feedback as my memory is a bit hazy.
Here is some of there feedback below:
Chai Thali is a restaurant I would definitely recommend. Slightly hidden away in Camden you will most probably get a seat. Go as a group or a couple, hell, go alone. Big a few dishes, be rave and I'm confident that you will be satisfied.
OMG: sharing is caring
WATCH OUT: I can't complain to be honest
GOOD TIMES: lovely lamb chops
Views of London are getting better and better. The Shard is still the highest viewpoint to see all of London, however more and more rooftop venues are opening.
Radio Rooftop Bar at the ME hotel in Aldwych, offers lovely views of London. I've been here a few times and luckily the weather has been great each and every time.
With the hot weather which we have been having, I wanted a lighter fresher dish. For the I went for the Trout with Peas a la Francais.
The Trout skin was very crispy and the fish itself flaked apart and was very tasty. The peas which came with a nice broth and bacon were a bit salty, which made you want more and more. With the saltiness and heat, I had to drink a lot of water.
As a light dish for lunch, I would recommend this dish. Good flavours which feel healthy and is full of goodness for you.
The ambience, views and vibe at Radio bar are welcomed in London. Come here for drinks, snacks and dinner and I guarantee you won't regret it. Oh, btw, don't forget your wallet. It can be a bit pricey.
Size isn't an issue, is it? It is all about quality.
Here Bite Me so not call these burgers sliders but instead 'mini-burgers'.
This menu of mini burgers has been developed by Young British Foodies 2015 award winner Adam Rawson.
What drew me to the restaurant, besides an intro offer, was the idea that Adam's mission is to "make the world a burger place". A great cause and definitely a way to get me to your restaurant.
The mini-burger restaurant menu is simple and to the point. he aim is for people to choose boxes of duo, trio or quad boxes for lunch/dinner. They even have a dozen option if you are feeling a bit hungry.
The lunch time deal seems worth it more to me. £7.50 for two sliders and fries seems okay.
I did not try the Lambtastic or The Pluck, but Kapil was happy with his choices, as was I. Both the Duck Me and BC were juicy and tasty. Although the burgers went after three or four big bites they were all delicious bites. There was a great depth to the burgers and If I had to choose a favourite it would be the BC. Well melted cheese and crispy bacon on top of a medium rare patty.
I'm glad that Bite Me Burger have moved close to my work. Although this is only a pop up, they have planned a permanent branch in Covent a garden too. This is a good place to have for group dinners, takeaways as well as a selfish glutton fest.
Let us join Bite Me Burger and "make the world a burger place".
GOOD TIMES: full flavoured burgers, four out of four
WATCH OUT: don't walk past the restaurant. They are sharing on 36 Kingsway near Holborn station
OMG: Duck Me was a good treat and the BC was better. Awesome.
After requests, I have now begun to do more video updates.
Below is a video of my visit to Chai Thali in Camden.
I hope you like them Lisa. And everyone else. What's next?
Love Food, Live Foodie.
People do not just become foodies; they are and always have been foodies. It is not by choice or practice. Foodies' love food from day dot.
This picture below shows my love for food as a youngster; especially a Burger.
If my memory serves me well it was a burger from Hard Rock Cafe. A classic burger at a time when London was not blessed.
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