Expect fresh and innovative cooking from this understated Indian restaurant which recently moved premises to the heart of theatre-land in Grindlay place.
Seven course tasting menus might not be commonplace at your average Indian restaurant but Navadhanya is anything but average, with dishes like pan-fried scallops and minced venison pushing the traditional aspects of Indian dining to new heights. From the presentation of the dishes to the wonderfully full and aromatic flavours, everything is carefully considered and delivered with fine service and outstanding results. Lobster tail tossed with shallots is spiced beautifully, as is tender Hyderabadi lamb shank and flaky sea bass. There are plenty of veggie options, including a delicious poriyal featuring asparagus and fine beans combined with coconut and mustard. Desserts are made in-house so it's well worth finishing up with one of their platters which include a choice of kulfis, gajarela (carrot fudge), chocolate mousse and the Indian staple of gulab jamun.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Easy listening and jazz
- Capacity: 46
- Largest group: 25
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £19.50 per bottle
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