Amid Merchant City’s luxurious venues, this South Indian restaurant stands out with a unique menu and sophisticated ambience.
In an elegant block of the Merchant City sits this stylish South Indian eatery. The smartly clad interior matches the well-presented staff and, on entry, the place quickly asserts itself as a standout establishment. Sophistication and professionalism seem to sit high on Dakhin’s priorities justifying its higher price range and lavish drinks selection. The (allergen free) menu overflows with a list of compelling dishes of regional fish, meats and vegetarian options. For sides, choose from infused rice, trios of bread, dosas and more that appeal to the taste buds just as much as the mains. The distinguished menu, paired with the overall ambience make this an ideal spot for a celebration or pre-theatre treat. If ‘mouthfeel’ ever had a place in a curry review it’s this one. Attention-grabbing flavours lace dishes such as the chicken mysore chilli koli or the vegetarian palkatti chettinad encouraging one to simply sit, taste and enjoy. The complex seasoning proves moreish but, thanks to the light nature of the dishes, room and appetite remain for dessert. Choose from a rich chocolate brownie or a house-made pistachio kulfi, among others.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 110
- Largest group: 110
- Open since: 2004
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
- House wine: £18.95 per bottle
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