Kanishka

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Indian
Kanishka in the heart of Mayfair focusses on the unexplored cuisine from seven sisters of India - which is - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura & Sikkim.

It has a food culture that is as vibrant as its heritage and as beautiful as its people. From lanes packed with humble carts serving speciality dishes, to rows of eateries that overflow onto roads, the streets of Northeast India are a gastronomic kaleidoscope.

It is our humble attempt to bring this enchanting cuisine & culture in the heart of Mayfair through our experimental yet honest cooking at Kanishka.

Private Dining

Kanishka in the heart of Mayfair focusses on the unexplored cuisine from the so called ‘Sister States’ of India – in the North East which are – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. It has a food culture that is as vibrant as its heritage and as beautiful as its people. From lanes packed with locals carts serving speciality dishes, to rows of eateries that overflow onto roads, the streets of North East India are a gastronomic kaleidoscope. The North East region offers a mixed culture of Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism which clearly reflects in the cuisine. Sumptuous North East dishes come with a combination of a humble approach and a complex melange of flavours. There is less use of spices and oils in this region, compared to rest of India.

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Special Offers

Boxing Day all day brunch £40

3 courses from a set menu with a Lychee Bellini on arrival.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 26 December 2019

Ends: 26 December 2019

Availability: Thu 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:45

NYE Celebration £90 - 19:30pm – 21:30pm and 21:30pm – midnight.

3 Courses from set menu, a celebratory Cocktail on Arrival, glass of champagne and Petit Fours with Coffee or Tea.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 19:30-21:30 21:30-23:45

NYE Early Bird £60 5.30pm–7.30pm

3 Courses from set menu, a celebratory Cocktail on Arrival and Petit Fours with Coffee or Tea.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 17:30-19:30

Diwali Tasting Menu £78pp

From a set menu. Wine pairings are an additional cost - £60 for premium pairing wines and £85pp for deluxe pairing wines.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 26 October 2019

Ends: 10 November 2019

Availability: Sun 17:30-22:45
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:45
Sat 17:30-22:45

Diwali Set Menu: 3 courses for £35 with a cocktail

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 26 October 2019

Ends: 10 November 2019

Availability: Sun 17:30-22:45
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:45
Sat 17:30-22:45

London Restaurant Festival:Tasting Menu £78

Wine pairings are an additional cost - £60 for premium pairing wines and £85pp for deluxe pairing wines.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 17:30-22:45
Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:45

Kanishka Tasting Menu £78pp

Wine pairings are an additional cost - £60 for premium pairing wines and £85pp for deluxe pairing wines.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 March 2019

Ends: 31 January 2020

Availability: Sun 17:30-22:45
Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:45

Set Lunch Menu £28: 2 courses/£32 for 3 courses

From a set menu. Not Valid on 16th June lunchtime.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 March 2019

Ends: 31 January 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30

Set Dinner Menu £28: 2 courses/£32 for 3 courses

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 March 2019

Ends: 31 January 2020

Availability: Daily 17:30-18:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 12:00PM - 2:45PM 5:30PM - 10:45PM

What 240 People Are Saying
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TF
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, as expected! Hotter than we thought but that’s fine for us. Loved it !

m
London
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit and slowly but surely becomes our favourite dining address in West London. Food is outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food. First chance I have had to eat in one of Atul Kuchers places. Exceeded expectations. Food was amazing.

R
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting and because it was not loud you could have descent conversation.
The service from start to finish was faultless. The food was delicious and got to try new dishes not the usual curries.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for our wedding anniversary. It went down a treat with my wife she loved it.

Kanishka
Responded on 13 October 2019

Dear, Thank you for taking your time out and giving us such lovely review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We Look forward to welcoming you back here at Kanishka. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

pretty average, hair in the food, didn’t realise many other menus on offer, wine pairing pretty standard, good service, food too salty, cheap decor and cutlery, could do so much better

Kanishka
Responded on 13 October 2019

Dear , Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and we are really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience at Kanishka. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve and we hope we can welcome you back to Kanishka in the future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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K
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Staff very friendly and helpful. A small mix up with the vegetarian tasting menu meant I was given the wrong wine pairing with my first course and i felt that the french rose wine (although very nice) did not pair very well. The food was nice but not outstanding and a little disappointing compared to some other indian tasting menus which we have tried over the years. There is a set menu option which looked good value. The decor in the restaurant was also a little underwhelming.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us went for dinner to Kanishka as we had just moved in nearby to our new flat. Our dinner was fabulous. The friendly manager explained the menu to us in great detail and this was very helpful. The food was incredible and the wine was amazing too.

The restaurant was busy but not too noisy. The whole night was fabulous. Cannot wait to go back again.

Kanishka
Responded on 13 October 2019

Dear Scarke, Thank you for taking your time out and giving us such lovely review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We Look forward to welcoming you back here at Kanishka. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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Y
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome tasting menu with paired wines, preceded by a delicious cocktail in the beautiful bar. Great buzz, great service, delicious food

Kanishka
Responded on 9 October 2019

Dear Yumyum, Thank you for taking your time out and giving us such lovely review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We Look forward to welcoming you back here at Kanishka. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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DL
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was good but starters overpriced. Disappointed with very cheap decor, service was ok but horrified to see staff asleep in the dining booths in the downstairs dining area when visiting the toilets which were next to the kitchen area. Not what you expect from a fine dining restaurant especially when charging up to £18 for a starter course and when informed waitress about sleeping staff she just shrugged her shoulders and said “yes we know the chefs do it all the time”?!!

Kanishka
Responded on 9 October 2019

Dear DonnaL, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and we are really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience at Kanishka. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve and we hope we can welcome you back to Kanishka in the future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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BC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food, chilled out, stylish atmosphere. We loved the crab starter, goat curry, black dal and chocolate pudding especially.

Kanishka
Responded on 7 October 2019

Dear BethC, Thank you for taking your time out and giving us such a wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming back here at Kanishka. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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SP
London
14 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

My friend and i went for dinner, it was quite cold in the restaurant. The starters were better than the mains and the desserts were too sweet for my liking. It was expensive for what it was. Ive been to lots of other Indian restaurants and thought this was mediocre.

Kanishka
Responded on 7 October 2019

Dear SP712, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and we are really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience at Kanishka. Please be assured we are committed to working hard to improve and we hope we can welcome you back to Kanishka in the future. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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FM
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed a two course lunch with a glass of prosecco for £17.50 which was a good value deal. Don’t think I’d pay the normal £28 as there are better value lunches available. The service was wonderful, friendly and efficient. The reasonable sized dining area was virtually empty which didn’t create a great atmosphere. Would I go again ? I don’t think so!

Kanishka
Responded on 7 October 2019

Dear FinolaM, Thank you for taking your time out and giving us a review, We are sorry to hear that you felt our menu bit expensive, We are open to all suggestions and would be highlighting it. We look forward to welcoming you back here at Kanishka and hope that you might give us a go one more time. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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p
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the best food I have had in a long time, great service and friendly atmosphere

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We loved our evening here. The cocktails were imaginative and carefully made and the food was delicious. The only tiny disappointment was that we thought the breads (we had the bread basket, so naan, paratha, roti) were not as good as the rest of the food. Still, we will certainly return.

O
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Expected more from this place. The food was good but not out of this world! For the price, there are more interesting fine dining Indian options in London.

AA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, with just the right level of ambiance.
Some nice music in the background without it being too noisy that you couldn’t hear each other. No rush to vacate the table and excellent service. Food was good and we would definitely return.

j
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the tasting menu which is well worth a try. Each course was delicious and in no way pretentious. Excellent service. Look forward to returning

Kanishka
Responded on 7 October 2019

Dear John, Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back here at Kanishka. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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m
London
30 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good Indian food, more robust and traditional than his other kitchens
Well delivers dishes

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2019

Dear muji, Thank you for taking your time and writing such a wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming back in future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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GC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in the heart of Mayfair. A stunning Indian fine dining restaurant with such a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere. The waiters were so friendly and knowledgeable, the chefs true professionals. The only negative is there’s so much on the menu, that it can’t all be sampled in one visit, so we’ll be back!!! Would recommend in a heart beat!

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2019

Dear GemmaC, Thank you for taking your time and writing such a wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming back in future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The service from our waitresses was friendly, courteous and helpful: outstanding. But the food was a mixed bag, the scallops starter and goat curry were delicious but some of the other dishes were either average or in one case a bit dull. Even these would have been considered good in a standard Indian restaurant but were a disappointment in a Atul Kochhar establishment. Perhaps we picked a bad night! Interior decor is a matter of personal taste but most of our party felt it didn’t look quite as sophisticated as it should. Overall: good but slightly disappointing.

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2019

Dear JohnH, Thank you for taking your time out and giving us your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit, and we did not live up to your expectations. We would be working on your feedback. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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M
London
72 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit and it was excellent, delicious food and wonderful service, would highly recommend

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2019

Dear Miranda, Thank you for taking your time and writing such a wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming back in future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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l
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was better than the menu made it sound. Service was friendly but a bit slow. Ambiance was slightly dreary, probably better when the place is full at lunch time.

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2019

Dear like2eat, Thank you for taking your time out and giving us your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit, and we did not live up to your expectations. We would be working on your feedback. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service, thanks

Kanishka
Responded on 28 September 2019

Dear pumpkun, Thank you for taking your time and writing such a wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming back in future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food.

AG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. Overpriced food which was only fair.

Kanishka
Responded on 23 September 2019

Dear AndresG, Thank you for taking your time out and giving us your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit, and we did not live up to your expectations. We would be working on your feedback. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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g
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food. Service was abit poor to begin with as they were short staffed (so they say) but after we brought it to their attention it was second to none.
Will definitely visit again as food was sublime

Kanishka
Responded on 23 September 2019

Dear gurpreetc, Thank you for taking your time for giving us a feedback. Sorry to hear that you had a bad start but I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed the food and your visit here at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming back in future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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t
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time dining at Kanishka and as previously, the food and service were exemplary. It is always a pleasure to dine at one of Atul Kulchar's restaurants.

Kanishka
Responded on 23 September 2019

Dear trickywoo, Thank you for taking your time and writing such a wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming back in future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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H
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding with severs taking the effort to explain the components of each meal. Had multiple small plates. Tandoori chicken pie and scallops were unusual and a must try. Pretty loud interior.

Kanishka
Responded on 23 September 2019

Dear Harind, Thank you for taking your time and writing such a wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming back in future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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s
London
336 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Indian food at its best! Inventive tasty dishes - the chicken tikka pie starter is worthy of a mention as is the goat curry main. The staff are very engaging and courteous. Not cheap but worth the extra for a fine curry in the heart of the WestEnd

Kanishka
Responded on 17 September 2019

Dear spwallis, Thank you for taking your time and writing such a wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming back in future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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y
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again another first class dining experience. As always Atul and his team deliver superbly flavored food backed up by an excellent team who ensure that you will receive the highest level of service and mouthwatering cocktails.

Kanishka
Responded on 17 September 2019

Dear ynot1960, Thank you for taking your time and writing such a wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming back in future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant food! The naga scallops and goat curry were superb! Well priced considering the quality of food and location of the restaurant. The decor doesn't feel as special as it should be given how good the food was

Kanishka
Responded on 9 September 2019

Hi There, Thank you for your positive review. The Naga Scallops and Goat Curry are one of our signature dishes and i am glad that you enjoyed them. We look forward to welcome you back here at Kanishka. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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EC
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, some dishes very rich eg goat curry. Nice wine selection. Friends had a decadent chocolate dessert which was great.

Kanishka
Responded on 9 September 2019

Dear Emma, Thank you for your positive feedback. Goat Curry is one of our signature dishes here at Kanishka and I am glad that you loved it. We hope to welcome you back in Future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an absolutely lovely lunch here for my wife's birthday.
Service was slick and the food was exactly what we expected. Tasty and spicy without being over the top. I particularly enjoyed the Scallop and the goat curry.
The matching wine was good and the Champagne and cocktails were very reasonable for a Mayfair restaurant.
We would return.

Kanishka
Responded on 9 September 2019

Dear AlexC, Thank you for taking your time and writing such a wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit here at Kanishka. We look forward to welcoming back in future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Although expensive the flavours were wonderful & the cooking very well executed. Having had the tasting menu would highly recommend. The staff were very friendly & knowledgeable.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, lovely decor, fab service and fantastic menu! We had the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was amazing! My personal favourites were the jackfruit amuse bouche, the chicken tikka pie, monkfish, the venison and the peanut parfait! Also loved the Calcutta puchhkas! Definitely plan to return as I need to try the chicken curry and other items! Prefer Kanishka to Benares tbh but thats a personal preference!

Kanishka
Responded on 9 September 2019

Dear Lizzie, Thank you for taking your time and giving us such a wonderful and lovely review. The dishes that you have had our very recommended dishes, We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed every bit of your experience. We really look forward to welcome you back in future. Kind Regards, Kanishka Team

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Superb curry, rice and side dishes. One of the best I have had and I am fussy.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were served by Phoebe who took us to our location of choice (the garden) with an option to move back inside at any point if we didn’t like it. She advised and spoke passionately about the entire menu. The garden was a great choice with some small lights and decorations for effect with Phoebe always on hand to assist.

Kanishka
Responded on 9 September 2019

Dear Mark, Thank you for taking your time and giving us a positive feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed every bit of your experience. Phoebe would be so delighted to hear this. We hope to welcome you back in future. Kind Regards, Kanishka Team

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

DB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the restaurant and the food and service was amazing. We can’t rate the restaurant high enough and you certainly won’t be disappointed with the offerings. It is well located and public transport is nearby should you need it.

Kanishka
Responded on 9 September 2019

Dear DavidB, First of all, thank you for choosing Kanishka to celebrate your Wedding Anniversary, I am glad that we lived up to your expectations. We hope to welcome you back in future. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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