Cinnamon Culture
Cinnamon Culture

Cinnamon Culture

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cinnamonculture.com/
  • Phone: 02082890322x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6pm - 11pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 10:30pm

  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Bhauwan Bhatt
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our catering firm - Saffron Culture
    www.saffronculture.co.uk

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 46 Plaistow Lane
  • Public Transit: Sundridge Park (National Rail - Zone 4)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On street (Plaistow Lane, Plaistow Grove)
    Car Park - Cooden Close (100yds)
A word from Cinnamon Culture
Cinnamon Culture restaurant, the only Indian restaurant in Bromley to be recommended in the Michelin 2014 guide is the perfect setting in which to sample contemporary Indian cookery. Here you’ll taste tantalising homemade chutneys, delve in to stunning starters and enjoy the kitchen’s breathtakingly creative plated main dishes, created with one eye on the traditional and another very much on current and up and coming trends. Unusually for an Indian restaurant, Cinnamon Culture places much of its focus on its dessert menu, allowing for further inventiveness in twisting together Eastern and Western ideas. Cinnamon Culture’s décor makes the most of high ceilings and skylights with modern flock wallpaper, fishhook chandeliers and tasteful photography of Raj artefacts. A chrome and cream bar with its high stools and array of fabulous cocktails extends your evening beyond simply dining while the large garden is the setting for summer barbeques with an Indian flavour.
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Cinnamon Culture reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since 25 October 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.1
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (19)fit for foodies (16)romance (12)business meals (7)group bookings (7)outdoor eating (5)sunday lunch (5)good vegetarian options (4)disabled access (2)child friendly (2)outstanding value (1)Show More
  • destination Indian restaurant
    mrirwinVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This was a last minute Saturday night booking, so we weren't expecting much, but were very pleasantly surprised. Beautiful, characterful venue, unlike most restaurants in the area, with some very inventive dishes on a refreshingly short menu. My monkfish starter was possily a little dry, but the overall creativity on display was reminiscent of Cafe Spice Namaste and Tamarind.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • A gem
    Spanna
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Great service, lovely food and the interior was a pleasant surprise!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but at a price
    Feedmenow
    Dined on 13/5/2014
    I travel regularly from the adjacent station and have watched this place change from failed pub to failed restaurant and now, for the last four years, we have had Cinnamon Culture. This was my first visit and I was expecting great things having taken account of the prices advertised. The food was superbly presented; quality, taste and technique were also excellent in both mine and my dining partner's meals, but there wasn't much of a "wow" factor to make it really special. The staff were polite and attentive but didn't engage with the customers. We visited on a quiet Tuesday evening and there were few other diners. Overall, it was a fine meal but at prices exceeding top end for the location and little atmosphere to encourage us back.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Well Worth It
    RS19
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    Good food well presented, excellent wine list (and imaginative cocktails) and quiet, attentive service. A lot to like, but for Bromley it's brilliant. Definite recommend. Might seem pricey to some, but there's quality here.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Is it indulgent or overpriced?
    jpaul1973
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I have dined at Cinnamon Culture many times and in the last year I have noticed the rise in price. It's good food, but they try to over present in by skimping on portion sizes. The cost per dish is over priced for the area and the set menus and shared deals do not work out as better value. A standard 3 course meal for two with wine will set you back an over average cost per head of £40 to £50. A nice place to dine but be prepared to pay a higher cost. In comparison to similar restaurants in the city and central London, you will get better value for the same quality in Central London.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    cheddie1980
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    OK restaurant, the place looks good and they have made a nice effort to decorate it. We had a few nice cocktails before dinner and a nice meal.
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  • Great food, lovely staff
    lil1
    Dined on 16/3/2014
    Gorgeous food, nice selection. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Decor very pleasant and clean. Highly recommend.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Value for money
    Bickley6
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Although the ambiance of the restaurant was good we felt we paid over the top for very ordinary food. It was very expensive. We decided that we would not return to the restaurant.
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  • Great food, and good service
    ladieswholunch
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    Great food, and good service made for a lovely evening.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration meal
    Traceyp
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    Lovely meal at the cinnimon culture once again. Excellent food and attentive service. Thoroughly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Fabulous again!
    LadyAhuja
    Dined on 28/1/2014
    I keep on coming back to this restaurant time and time again, so often actually, that now I have cheekily signed on to the Open Table! I like that Bromley is quickly becoming trendy to dine in again and we no longer have to travel to Central London for a spot of fine dining. What sets Cinnamon Culture apart is the fact they are rid of snobbery of posh restaurants and treat customers as long lost friends, accommodating any request there is and we've had quite a few. By now they remember my husband is a coeliac and ad hoc visits without prior requests for gluten free meals are never a problem. Food is fab, menus original & seasonal with plenty of seafood and unusual meats, cocktails divine.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OVERPRICED
    ROBIN
    Dined on 23/1/2014
    We were fortunate to find the 30% off Food otherwise the bill would have been horrendous. Despite having more than enough staff for a virtually empty ( no surprise !) restuarant service was slow.We were served a Prawn starter consisting of 2 Prawns both cold and raw inside that had to be sent back. Food in no way lived up to the descriptions or cost and portions were small leaving one hungry at the end of a meal. There are far, far better Indian Restuarants in Bromey at much more sensible prices.
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  • Midweek Munchies
    Mattster
    Dined on 12/1/2014
    Enjoyed a pleasant meal again here and the food was of a high standard. the marinated chicken was lovely but needed some garnish , chutney or other accompaniment to set the plate off. My partners samosas were a hit though I stole most of the raita to eat with my lonely chicken pieces. the lam shank and sauce was delicious and the potatoe side dish and beans were good also. Better value with 30% off food midweek.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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  • not it's usual high standard
    Sam76
    Dined on 29/12/2013
    Sun 29th Dec - I have loved my previous 3 visits for special occasions but this visit was average/disappointing! Cold naans and other breads. Duck dish was not as tasty as before. Briyani was very nice. Desserts have always been below average.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fab, fab, fab...
    Sam76
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    this place is a real find... the food is very tasty and delicate and just fab! service and staff is always friendly and very helpful... been on 3 occasions - each a special event and this place really works...food is not typical indian... the set menu was amazing... i would definitely keep this place for special occasions because it is pricer then other good indian restaurants in the area...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cinnamon Culture, Bromley
    daniheVIP
    Dined on 26/10/2013
    There have been a few posh Indian restaurants opening up in and around Bromley over the last few years. Cinnamon Culture is on of them and worth a visit. The food is delicious (so much so that I wanted to lick my plate clean), the service was good and I had Indian wine for the first time which again was delicious. The recent change to the decor makes it much warmer inside the restaurant and I will keep going back.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since 25 October 2013
    • Average Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambience3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Value3.2
  • The following 87 reviews are from the Cinnamon Culture reviews archive.
  • Local favourite
    PreynoVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    For a birthday celebration, we returned to our favourite Indian restaurant in the Bromley/SouthEast London area. Not as theatrical as Tamasha, not as pompous (and grossly over-rated) as Babur, Cinnamon Culture relies simply on the excellence of its food and service to support its growing reputation. The Seabass got rave reviews fro all who tried it. My son points out that it is one of the few restaurants in London with sufficient knowledge of all things good to serve Brewdog beer.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, little atmosphere!
    Foodie
    Dined on 31/8/2013
    The food was lovely, well presented and fresh- with plenty of choice for meaties and veggies!! However, for a Friday night the restaurant was not even half full which meant that there was no 'buzz' about the place. Waiters and waitresses were very attentive and helpful.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a shame
    foodi
    Dined on 30/8/2013
    Lovey food, excelent service and surrounding, BUT. the cost of the drinks was ridiculous for where the restraurant is.£21 for house wine Far too much.
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  • Pricey but good
    Telbury58
    Dined on 20/7/2013
    The restaurant itself is very nicely decorated and the drinks area was very comfortable. However we found the menu a bit limited and whilst I enjoyed a very nice lamb biryani the company I was with did not enjoy their food as much. The bill came to over £250 for 4 which I consider to be a little pricey although we did have two bottles of wine and starter drinks. Nevertheless I think that the restaurant will soon have to reconsider both its menu and prices if it wants to compete in the local market.
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  • We had a very pleasant meal
    dinnerladyVIP
    Dined on 14/7/2013
    We had a very pleasant meal at Cinnamon Culture, which had been recommended to us by our son and his wife. The staff were delightful - friendly and attentive but not intrusive in any way- and the food was good. We were dining quite early on a Sunday evening and there were only a couple of other diners, so I can't really say there was much in the way of 'ambience' but I feel sure that on a busier evening there would be a pleasant buzz to the place. It is a spacious, roomy restaurant, so I am sure we will be going back there for family gatherings in the future.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sundridge Park's best kept secret
    David
    Dined on 14/7/2013
    This is my favourite Indian restaurant. The food is exceptional, not the usual curry-house fare, and the old pub has been converted into a beautiful place to eat.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent
    cpsharpVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Hugely impressed with the food at Cinnamon Culture. A limited menu selection, but what a selection. Great idea to have fewer options but guarantee the quality of each one. We'll be back. Great cocktails too!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outdoor eating
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  • Hidden gem
    SMitch
    Dined on 15/6/2013
    A very pleasant surprise. We had a fabulous evening, the food, the ambiance, the service were all perfect.
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  • East Meets West
    Moase84
    Dined on 15/6/2013
    The way in which the chef manged to blend the spice from the East with the elegant dining of the West was outstanding, i loved the atmosphere of it being set in an old English pub with the right relaxing music being played at just the right level, by far one of the best Indian fusion restaurants i have been to. If you are not looking for fusion food then they have more traditional style "curry's" even if the meat they use may not be, i had the Buffalo which is similar to beef as you might expect just a tad sweeter, i was also very impressed if the spice mix used on the lamb chops complimented by the beetroot sauce brilliantly,The cocktail's slipped down very well some thing you don't usually find in an Indian.
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    romance, special occasions, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indian food with a difference.
    michaelm
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Third visit, and it gives a wow factor every time in terms of the eclectic menu.
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  • Weekday dinner.
    saviVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    I've had takeaway from here a couple of times & the food has been tasty. The restaurant was empty when we dined there. Extensive menu & tasty food but pricey. Nice cocktails. No ambience. Not sure dining in works for me. I'll stick to takeaway.
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  • A sure winner
    REB1VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Tine and tine again, this restaurant delivers outstanding food, great service and a wonderful all-round dining experience. It is by far the best pan-Asian restaurant in Bromley! We can fault it!
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • An excellent meal
    Peter
    Dined on 28/4/2013
    We booked for an evening meal on Sunday and had a wonderful time. The food was excellent, perfectly cooked and very tasty. The food menu is interesting and different, as is the cocktail menu, without being intimidating. The service was top notch, very friendly and helpful without rushing us or being over-attentive. We will definitely be back.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern Indian Cuisine
    Caropet
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    My partner and I both love Indian food and were staying nearby to Cinammon Culture so it seemed an obvious choice for dinner on Saturday evening. The restaurant is housed in a old public house building and is done very tastefully.The menu is interesting with things like wild boar and duck. The food was very good, although we had to order 2 lots of poppadoms and my partner didn't have enough food in his main course so he polished off half of mine! The service was good and friendly - but service charge was added to the bill. Overall, a little pricey perhaps but it was all done very nicely and it was different. We may go back but, to be honest, we prefer a good old fashioned traditional kind of curry!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    REB1VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    We are frequent visitors and every time are suitably impressed. This visit was no different. The food is superb, cooked to perfection, the naan is so good, and the service compliments. Well worth a visit if you haven't been - a real find in an otherwise disappointing Bromley foodie scene!
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  • Promising Indian fine dining restau
    PreynoVIP
    Dined on 30/3/2013
    Cinnamon Culture is a very good modern Indian restaurant in the Sundridge Park area of North Bromley. Very good - at least rivalling Babur in Brockley - but still has some way to go before it can be classed as outstanding and fully justify the prices. The rest of the family rated the fish and lamb dishes very highly, but my Syrian Beef was ordinary. Wine and beer selections were excellent; we had a very good Ned Pinot Grigio from the bin-ends list and my son was particularly impressed to find his favourite Brewdog ale. Service was excellent and the decor and layout of the converted pub are of a very high standard A little more consistency perhaps and this could be the best in Bromley.
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  • Nothing special
    EmmaCR
    Dined on 20/3/2013
    My husband and I dined on the special menu. The portions were very small and all of the "extras" added up to make it still quite an expensive meal. The food was nice enough, but I wouldn't be eager to go back when there is Tamasha not too far away.
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  • Outstanding food & service as ever
    Tomashorse
    Dined on 17/3/2013
    The chef here really should be in some very expensive central London place - the food is superb & just keeps improving. Bears no resemblance to standard curry house fare, as does the venue with it's beautiful decor & excellent staff. I've been several times on a Sunday evening when it is often quiet (I understand the Sunday afternoon jazz brunches & high end buffet is popular) so I can overall only say good - not outstanding, because the atmosphere is understandably a little lacking when there are only a couple of tables occupied, but that's probably not reflective of other evenings. I'd urge anyone who likes good Indian food to make a visit.
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    romance, special occasions, brunch
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  • Lovely unusual dishes
    Michelle
    Dined on 16/3/2013
    Eight of us went to Cinnamon Culture last saturday - we all enjoyed lovely unusual food including Buffalo vindaloo and Lobster curry. All very tasty including the starters, although we thought the starters were quite small portions. Good choice of reasonable priced wines and friendly helpful staff. The venue itself is very nicely decorated...we do recommend Cinnamon Culture and we would certainly return.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Exceptional Indian cuisine
    RM70
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    This was our 2nd visit to Cinnamon Culture and it delivered again. The food is exceptional and a long way removed from your average 'curry house'. This is very much fine-dining Indian food. The choice of ingredients is very creative and not what you might expect. The Syrain Curry prepared with buffalo was perhaps the highlight. The interior is unusual for an Indian restaurant being very light and airy, and beautifully decorated. The only downside was that despite it being a Saturday evening the restaurant was less than half full which did take a little something away from the ambience. In summary, a great evening and we will definitely return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    REB1VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Having been away for a while, it was good to get back to Cinnamon Culture for dinner and to see a new tasting menu as well as the a la carte. The menu is adventurous, imaginative and different from your 'every day Indian'. As always the service was sharp, efficient and friendly and the food presented en point with fresh flavours in abundance. We love this restaurant and are extremely happy to have it on our doorstep!
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  • took friends to celebrate
    Moona
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    took friends to celebrate her 40th birthday and they and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent - especially the lamb dum briyani and the service too and it was nice they remembered us from our last visit. It is expensive but for special occasions definitely worth the treat and so will return when I have something to celebrate !
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  • A little out of the ordinary
    JS66
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    Fabulous food and very friendly service. The menu is interesting with a variety of dishes that I have not seen anywhere else. We were looking for a slightly more upmarket venue for a night out with clients and were very pleased to have chosen this restaurant based on other Toptable reviews.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Mattster
    Dined on 1/12/2012
    Enjoyed our meal very much with a selection of startes and the lamb chops were excellent. The duck that came with the main courses was perfectly cooked and there was plenty of it. lovely food and wil return again but only as a special treat.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.