Cinnamon Culture

4.5
215 reviews
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Indian
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Cinnamon Culture is a fine Indian dining restaurant recommended by both the Michelin and Hardens guides. It is the perfect setting in which to sample contemporary Indian cookery.
Here you’ll taste tantalising homemade chutneys, delve into 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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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious as usual. Regular visitor with family and friends.

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N
London
22 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive service from an excellent waitress.
Kid vindaloo was to die for.
Wife very happy with her choice too.
Wines reasonably priced and decent selection.
Played our requested music for our date.
Will return for sure. A+ experience.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We loved the presentation of the food and would like to congratulate the chef on his artistic talents. It was definitely a very sumptuous meal and our group enjoyed it very much.
However, I must say the cocktails were very watered down and you couldn’t taste the spices as mentioned in the description on the menu.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service had a great time

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JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've dined here several times and Cinnamon Culture never disappoints. They are family friendly with fantastic service, decent prices, but most importantly always serve great food and are happy to customise the dishes on offer for a fussy student who recently went vegan AND gluten-free. If you love trying new cocktails, I would recommend their Indian spice-based range, especially the signature 'Cinnamon Culture' with bourbon and cinnamon - delicious!

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AP
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am Indian and very picky about Indian restaurants I dine at because I'm looking for the authentic taste and flavours, not some bland supermarket-style, anglicized Indian food. I'm happy to say that Cinnamon Culture delivered on all fronts. Baingan rings with Chettinad sauce was one of the best dishes I had in a long time. Smoky, full of flavour aubergines and delicious, richly textured sauce with split peas, (freshly!) grated coconut and mustard seeds. The layers of tastes were simply unbelievable and the sauce - usually blended to a pulp elsewhere - had distinguishable ingredients and oh so much texture. My husband had Keralan style buffalo with fresh green peppercorns and he raved about the style of cooking where the ingredients were actually still part of presentation and not over-cooked to an unrecognizable oblivion. For me this is a proof of freshness and having been served a great quality produce. Service was prompt yet relaxed, friendly and chatty. Despite visiting a fine dining restaurant, we felt relaxed, warmly welcomed, with not a shred of stiffness, self-importance or grandeur one may experience in Central London. We loved it and definitely will be back.

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RD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our night out was a treat for my lady for the Int Womens Day and it didn't disappoint. From warm welcome, drinks at the lounge to three course feast - they ticked all the boxes. the flavours were awesome, portions generous, service spot on. Excellent night out and good value for money in our humble Bromley backyard. Will be returning as booked for Mothers Day specials already.

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BB
London
18 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful room. Not a typical cheap Indian meal but well worth every penny. Maitre d’ exceptional with first class attention to customers. Very good well priced cocktails. Best biryani I have ever tasted (including many in India)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were well looked after and the food was wonderful

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p
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was my friends birthday treat. No treats were offered to her though!!

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HM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a pick of two Indian restaurants and randomly chose this one. Glad we did. Food was wonderful and overall experience lovely. Next time I’m in London it would be on my list to go to again.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is our local go-to for an Indian meal. The friendly atmosphere and exquisite, inventive cuisine keeps us coming back again and again. Despite busy setting on our last visit, the service was as courteous and attentive as always. We were even treated to the off-the-menu fresh brandy truffles made by one of the chefs earlier, which was a lovely gesture. We'll be back!

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food very good but a little expensive. Ambience ok but he place can feel a bit empty

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DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My partner and I arrived and was greeted with a smile which is always a great start when visiting somewhere new.

We was seated and given menus and poppadoms with various chutneys which were very yummy while we decided on what to eat,

The lady that served us was very knowledgeable about the menu and the food which is always good, I have to say the fish and the meat dishes we ordered were cooked to perfection, my partner enjoyed her squid and seabass immensely too... my only two discrepancies were my mojito I ordered (which is a drink I order in every restaurant I go to as everyone makes if differently ) was severely lacking rum and was just ice, mint, water and a lot of lime juice.. not good but refreshing o guess.. and my partner ordered a salad which was totally forgotten but when I reminded a staff member about it ... he then disappeared into the kitchen and very loud angry voices and shouting could be heard thru out the restaurant ... which was also commented on my fellow customers too which is not a good thing
But the salad was brought promptly and all was well.

All in all we had a nice time on our first visit as the restaurant is nicely decorated and spacious with a lovely outside area if you wish to dine outside too... and for a Indian restaurant this is rare and unique.

Thank you for having us

Couple in red.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delightful visit. At first we enjoyed a couple of drinks in the garden, but with the temperature still high despite the late hour, we moved inside to the pleasantly air-conditioned, cool interior. The food was absolutely sensational - every dish was an explosion of flavour and beautifully presented. The chaat salad has to be the best I ever tried and the lamb chops were tender and well-spiced. And don't get me started on the lovely rich flavour of the wild prawns - to die for! The staff could not have been more helpful, kind, attentive and always with a smile on their face. Nothing was too much trouble. What is so great about this place is that it is not pretentious, but rather very relaxed and yet it has a special atmosphere. I would definitely recommend and go back. Thank you!

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice food and welcoming although a bit cold atmosphere.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day set menu limited for vegetarian

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c
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinning experience. Quality indian cuisine, not your usual curry house fare. Went with my wife we had crab and ostrich starters Buffalo stir fry, kid goat vindaloo. All was very tasty. Good wine list and cocktails. Service good. Worth a visit. Will go back again

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GC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a word superb! All five off us were very impressed by the standard and finesse of the food, it's presentation and the general ambience. If you want to impress someone important, who is at all interested in fine Indian dining, this is the place to go! Even the music was well chosen, interesting, without being too intrusive. Good taste exemplified!

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BS
London
52 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A meet up with friends was the occasion and Cinnamon Culture didn't disappoint. The service was perhaps a little patchy, probably more through inexperience than anything but the staff were keen to please. Food was very good but a little on the pricey side. However, you will eat something completely different to a standard Indian restaurant here.

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JC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As it was a Tuesday night not many people there but wonderful food.

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c
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

All good apart from being charged £7 for 5 poppadoms.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a delightful find, if you are looking for serene ambience, tasty food and excellent service. Although a little pricier than average Indian neighbourhood restaurant, it is in line with dining at modern eateries serving European cuisines and well worth the experience, especially for special occasions. In the calm environment, one is able to converse without having to shout across the table. The starters only sharpened our appetites - beautifully spiced chickpea chaat was outstanding and lamb chops deliciously juicy. My partner recommended the wild Madagascar prawns and they were tender and flavourful. We had our pick from a very good wine list and it didn't disappoint. Overall a beautiful night out and we will be back.

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TP
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I couldn’t have been happier if we tried.
From the moment we walked in to the restaurant to the moment we left we felt welcomed and well taken care of. The food was to die for right from the first bite on poppadoms dipped in mouthwatering garlic pickle to the last bite of delicious coconut brulee we had for dessert. Wild African prawns were a pretty huge (!) delight!
Staff's knowledge, helpfulness and sincerity made our experience that extra bit special.
My partner has a number of food allergies and our servers ensured that everything she ate was aligned to her requirements without making it seem like we were making a fuss.
Manpreet knew an extensive amount about the wine and assisted us to choose one that matched our food perfectly.
Ruby was very attentive and made sure we were comfortable at all times during our meals.
Amazing food and even better service really make this one of the best restaurants not only in Bromley, but London. We would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I heard great things and wasn't disappointed. The food is delicious AND beautiful, but without unnecessary pretence. The restaurant was buzzing with some lovely people and yet we felt cosy in our little corner opposite the bar. The service was absolutely faultless - attentive, friendly, never obtrusive. The wine recommendation was great, it paired well with our meal. We will be back soon!

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DD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sadly not a great visit for a romantic valentines evening. Set menu was poor in choice and appeared to be made on a low budget for maximum profit. We had to chase up our first drink then to order. Our mains then come before the starters. The sweet was one choice being a to big chocolate tart with nuts on. The table next to us had a guy picking his nose and wiping it on the table cloth for much of the meal and the otherwise two ladies ordered and one asked for chicken tikka and got lamb korma, the other advised she had a nut allergy and was given the chicken tikka with almonds. They wasn’t advised it was a set menu upon booking. Sadly a crap night for two tables and four customers who won’t be returning. Shame it used to be so nice here.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The booking didn’t say set meal or deposit but we had a tasty meal as ever, given it was a set meal we did not understand waiting around an hour for our mains or being charged separately for lemonade for the kids either....

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An authentic Indian menu but with excellent ingredients and some variations from the tradition that make a dinner here a great experience. Exceptional service.

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely neighbourhood Indian spot. The menu is unusual, but then this is not a curry house. Everything was delicious with great cocktails to boot. What really stood out here was the service. The waitresses were very attentive, polite and friendly. I loved their ambience with dimmed lights and jazz music in the background. Perfect for a date. Planning to book Sunday lunch with the family. Thank you

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in the middle of Bromley. It's my second visit and I like it even more. If you have trouble choosing from the menu for the want of it all, try sea bass - mouthwatering and a must-have!

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Traditional with a modern twist that really added to the food, not just a gimmick. The staff were friendly and helpful as well as efficient without rushing your meal. Overall it was a great meal.

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cinnamon Culture has everything you want in a restaurant - fabulous food, original cocktails, excellent service, comfortable sofas and spacious tables, a beautifully designed space cushioning you from the outside world. I find it to be great value and count myself lucky to have it almost on my doorstep. Highly recommend it to everyone.

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SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem. Some of the most innovative cuisine of its kind. The Madagascar prawns , lamb chops and mango sorbet in coconut ice cream are to die for. Butter chicken - such a staple at any Indian restaurant - is superb with delicate flavours of fenugreek on your palate with every mouthful. The service was excellent and they accommodated all our requests. We'll be back for sure.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like good Indian food you'll love this place. Looks can be deceiving. We moved to Sundridge Park few months ago and walked past this place a few times unsure as to what to make of it. Could not imagine an Indian restaurant within an old Victorian pub. However, after seeing the Michelin Guide and other food guides endorsements on the main entrance door, we finally decided to give it a go for dinner one night and were pleasantly surprised how lovely, intimate and cosy the restaurant is inside. The food was tasty, inventive, well portioned and spiced, and the service was attentive and friendly, simply fantastic. I like the 'spicy' selection of cocktails, with cinnamon, cardamom, chilli or saffron - how very original. The place was abuzz with festive foodies clearly enjoying themselves in lead up to the New Year. It may well become my new favourite local restaurant in Bromley.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dined here last week. Everyone from the hostess, bartender and wait staff were friendly, polite, welcoming and made us feel at home. We sat in a cosy corner and enjoyed an excellent dinner and wine. I've never been disappointed here and always feel like family when we arrive and dine there. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. The food is magnificent (we had lamb shank and sea bass) and paired with the wine is excellent. Thanks for a great evening.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want high end Indian food, several levels above the standard Indian curry house, Cinnamon would be an excellent choice. The wild Madagascar prawns were a spectacular dish, and the cocktails were pretty special too. There's an interesting wine list and good selection of desserts. Very good service in stylish surroundings.

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MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and brilliant service - there when needed, nowhere when not. Just go...

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JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unusual and unique menu, delicious food, warm hospitality all contributed to the most satisfying dining experience. Reasonably priced and best of all local to us. Charming servers. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dined at Cinnamon Culture and were happy from the moment we entered. It was rather busy, yet we never felt rushed. Ruby, our server, helped guide us through the beautiful menu. Lamb shank was out of this world, tender lean meat beautifully spiced and Madagascar prawns were HUGE! The ambiance was relaxed and we will definitely be back!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and a meal to remember - we've had tasting menu with wine pairings. The place was buzzing on early Tuesday evening, I'm guessing the Christmas parties are in full swing, however we were seated in a cosy corner next to beautifully lit up fire place - it felt cosy and intimate. The service was impeccable and very friendly, which made our evening. Actually, it was so good that we decided to come back for Christmas Day lunch. Thank you.

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