Contemporary Indian restaurant by Chef Peter Joseph, located opposite the iconic Cadogan Hall in Chelsea.The 90-cover restaurant is inspired by Peter’s upbringing in Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India. Kahani, which translates to ‘story’ in Hindi, will be centred around Peter’s philosophy of community eating to celebrate, bring people together, break boundaries and share tales.This contemporary approach to Indian cooking will showcase seasonal and sustainable British ingredients, focusing on grilled meats, fish and vegetables from the robata grill - a core dining philosophy of the restaurant.
Bottomless Brunch: £35 or £45 with prosecco
Enjoy unlimited brunch at Kahani including Tandoori Chicken, Paneer and Spiced chickpeas for up to 2 hours. Add bottomless prosecco for an extra £10.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 8 people
Starts: 7 May 2019
Ends: 7 November 2019
Availability: Sun 12:00-20:00
Lunch and pre/post theatre: 2/3 courses £15/£20
From a set menu.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 8 people
Starts: 7 May 2019
Ends: 7 November 2019
Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:30-18:30
We went to this restaurant for dinner. What a disappointment it was! All the small plates were literally tiny, containing just 2 pieces and just one little crab for the soft shell crab dish. We were a party of 3 so had to order double to have enough for everyone to try. One of my companions was lactose intolerant. Unfortunately for her, all the dishes under the grill section have been marinated in yogurt so she couldn’t try any of them. My other companion wanted peshwari naan which was unavailable. She also wanted pilau rice which again is not on the menu and they said they can’t make it.
In terms of taste, scallops, lobster and prawn dishes were delicious and so were the plain naan and roti. It all ended there though! The chicken tikka arrived as two anemic white cubes on the plate (£10) and was completely devoid of taste, spice or seasoning! The paneer was equally bland. Fish curry was flavourless and no taste of spice. Our server told us he’s decided the curry would go better with rice and brought a bowl of bland boiled rice to the table that we didn’t order. And it wasn’t complimentary! The lamb shank stew was chewy and undercooked.
After dinner I ordered a cup of masala which did not taste of any spice. A supermarket masala teabag tastes better!
Service was cold, stern and efficient. A bit like being served by a school headmaster!
The bill came to just over £300 for 3 people without alcohol!
I asked for leftovers to be packed for taking home. To my dismay, the delicious naan and roti have mysteriously gone missing.
At the price paid, there are many restaurants that serve far better food with better service. I definitely won’t be going back!
We went for the weekend roast which in itself is a great value meal but also ordered extras from the à la carte menu. From stepping foot into the restaurant to the moment of departure, I cannot fault the staff at Kahani restaurant. Attentive, efficient and the food truly lives up to goes beyond expectations. Walked out with bellies full and smiles aplenty. Thank you for a lovely day out. I will definitely come again 😊
Outstanding food - the lamb grilled house specialty was just outstanding ! We also had the venison also delicious - a bit spicy but really good. The dessert cheesecake was also very good. Great service ! Value for money was good and ambience nice. I really like the modern twist of the cooking. Only bit that wasn’t so outstanding was the soft shell grab - was just ok and was underwhelming. Highly recommend and will come back. Red wine cot du Rhône was delicious.
Fantastic food. Best dish was fish curry. Amazing.
Portions not too huge, so we tidied everything.
Being a basement, a bit echoey and noisy, but unavoidable and not too intrusive.
All in all, highly recommended.
Went for Saturday lunch - 3 people - had the Weekend Roast menu - £30 a head - 3 courses
We had three different starters and main courses and shared everything. Lovely modern Indian cuisine, no ghee heavy sauces (the sauces come in little jugs so you can addas much or as little as you want), nice presentation, great flavours, very attentive (not intrusive) service. Happily substituted a dessert which was not on the fixed menu. Would definitely go again - 5 stars
The food was amazing. Some of the finest dishes we have tasted. The flavours were a beautiful and I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Wonderful food, fantastic service. A great new addition to the Sloane Square neighbourhood.
One of the best indian food restaurants we have eaten at around the world. Fresh, contemporary and memorable. Butter chicken and grilled broccoli were amazing. Our waiter Fernandez, aka Joseph was attentive, informative and very sweet. It was a delightful evening experience!
This place is fantastic. I can not recommend it highly enough. Had an outstanding meal with extraordinary service. The tandoori broccoli was a standout and the chili paneer and lamb keema were excellent. It felt silly to order the butter chicken but it was so very good. Dessert was also fantastic—has the chocolate bomb and the kulfi.
Go, go, go to Kahani.
Very good Indian food. Everything we ordered was very good. Would definitely go back and would recommend.
Cozy place, amazing food, very attentive service. Many thanks to take care about my especial requests.
Fantastic restaurant, would highly recommend. Food and service was impeccable.
Excellent service paired with very good ambiente and very good food. We had the Peacock Menu, one vegetarian option and one with meat. The chickpea starter, the sea bream and the sorbet were my personal highlights and absolutely fantastic. Some of the dishes need a bit more refinement though. For example, the grilling of the avocado has not added anything to the dish and the avocado slices were a bit too chunky for a fine dining experience. The scallop was done perfectly and I loved the star anise coating, but the mango thuvayal below was a bit lost and there was too little of it to really add another dimension to the dish. The dishes have lots of potential though. I am excited to see how the chefs are going to develop this further and looking forward to the next visit!
The best food we had in London. The service was great
Lovely restaurant, excellent food, very kind and professional service.
Lovely restaurant clos to Cadagon Hall. We had the pre-theatre set meal washed down with ice cold Cobras. The food was delicious and good value, chicken sheesh, battered spicy fish, chicken curry and fish curry, dal, naan and rice.
Service was attentive and friendly, and the restaurant was beautifully decorated with bespoke indian wallpaper and furnishings. A very pleasant evening.
We had a very good lunch here last Saturday. The restaurant was very quiet but the service was excellent. We enjoyed our food which was excellent.
Food was amazing especially the lamb chops! Staff provided impeccable service particularly Ali and Shoaib.
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The service was really good. The food was very mediocre and the place is small crowded and very noisy not the sort of place to go for a quiet meal.
Another visit to this sublime eatery.
Front of house... table service... food.. drink... and exit... all exemplary. Great consistency.
Probably the best real Indian Restuarant in London.
If you haven’t been... give it a go.
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Excellent food with lamb chops that are to die for !
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Always a delight to dine at Kahani. Their black dhal is delicious and a real favourite:))))
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Very disappointed with the food and ambiance. Service was mediocre. This was my first time dinning here and will be the last. I don’t recommend this place.
Kahani is a hidden gem in Sloane Square, across the street from Cadogan Hall and very near the Royal Court. We went with another couple and shared our starters and mains. Of our starters, I especially liked the soft-shelled crab and the chick pea, but the scallop and octopus were also very good--and preferences among us differed. For mains, I preferred the sea bream and guinea fowl tikka; we also had lamb kebab and a lamb biryani. We all wanted the rose water, pistachio, and salted caramel kulfi collection for dessert, so no variety there. The food was all beautifully prepared, with various different kinds of seasonings and accompaniments, and it looked as good as it tasted. Another reviewer has stated that the restaurant is peaceful, and it is, but the tables are also well-placed and private. So many restaurants today are so noisy one can't hear oneself think, much less have a conversation without shouting. Kahani is a great place for both dinner and conversation. Kahani is not your everyday Indian restaurant, and I recommend it strongly.
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Superb from scintillating starters through majestic main and topping off with divine desserts.
Front of house as always greeted us in their traditional reserved but revered standard... the food; what’s really key here.. was unashamedly Indian. Some other fine eateries are for some unfathomable reason pretending to be ... who knows what.. yes Tamarind I’m looking at you...
Kahani.. tells its own story, rooted in the history of a land where culture is all, its unashamedly an Indian restaurant..and with such a gorgeous story to share.
Clearly girlie and I love this place... perhaps you will too.
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It was a lovely treat to experience Kahani for pre-theatre dining. Very good set menu and reasonably priced. Exemplary service and staff with a smile. We will definitely be back and happy to spend more on the A La carte menu. Lovely addition to the scene in Chelsea.
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Delicious food in a peaceful restaurant with charming service.
Top class Indian food. We had a splendid evening. A fine restaurant but expect to pay for the quality.
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A great restaurant with excellent food , attentive service all in charming surroundings
We had the tasting menu with wine pairings and each matching was perfect
The lamb is to die for and the Kulfi trio finished off the meal beautifully
Thank you so much. we look forward to seeing you again.
I went to Kahani with my mum, and we were both really pleased. The locals, food and the staff were superb
Thank you we hope to see you again soon.
Fabulous food and service but disappointing that the restaurant was empty except for ourselves and one other table of two throughout our lunch. This restaurant deserves to do better than this. The Malabar prawns and the broccoli were to die for. I understand it is busier in the evenings. I would highly recommend it and hope it survives.
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This is a hidden gem in the Chelsea/Sloane Sq area. The ambiance is stylish and the service is faultless. From the menu, go with the prawns (the size of tennis balls), the lamb chops and the butter chicken. They were all exceptional. Without doubt one of the best dining experiences in the west end. Better than Indian Accent and Gymkhana combined.
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Excellent Restaurant with their own VEGAN menu which I think we expect by all restaurants by now so we can save the world. 8 people everyone loved their dishes. Winelist could be a bit more extensive though with more known wines.
We are so grateful for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Julieth Reservations Manager
Lovely food, service and experience for my wife's birthday celebration. We ordered the Dawat tasting menu. Lots of food, but all delicious. The best were the lamb chops (so tender, maybe the best I've ever had), Biryani and the raspberry cheesecake with saffron crumbs.
Would highly recommend.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are glad to know that you had great experience. We look forward to serving you again soon. Kind Regards, Julieth Reservations Manager
Still a bit to go to become a place to came back. The service is way too pushy and this creates a not so pleasant experience. The quality of food is good, overall.
awesome restaurant and food
We are grateful for your feedback. Kind Regards, Julieth Reservations Manager
Incredible food, the best Indian food I’ve found in London. Catered for my allergies immaculately, an overall fantastic dinner and will certainly go back to eat again
We are so glad to hear you had a great experience. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Julieth Reservations Manager
Excellent food, excellent service. I cannot say enough good things about the service! All of the starters were excellent; the mains were lovely; deserts very good too. Cocktails were great. Six of us dined; 4 had the three course set menu, one had two a la carte courses and the other (a small child) only had a main. We also had 4 cocktails and 6 soft drinks. The bill was just under £370. I think it is a little pricey. But no complaints at all. We will return.
A birthday meal and had £30 roast menu 3 courses. Very good & large courses the squid starter and sirloin kebab with truffle oil. Will def return to try the a la crate menu