Comes a restaurant in London. A restaurant so good that I dare say I will never miss North Indian food again. I went to Lucknow 49 today. And for the first time I wished I had company for lunch cause I would have loved to taste the entire menu. A simple no fuss menu, perhaps a 4 person table would cover all the items in it!
Nestled between the art galleries in Maddox street, I walked in at about midday and was seated by a very friendly member of staff. I must admit, I should be a bit chatty with the staff/ front of house, but its always quite awkward for me to walk in to a restaurant to eat by myself. I am new to this, so bear with me.
I am so glad, Indian food has come of age here in London. I am a first generation Indian in London and for years i have struggled with finding actual Indian food. I am sure you have heard this before but once more wouldn’t hurt ha!
I have never been to Lucknow but i have eaten a lot of good Lucknowi kebabs and food to know that this is the real deal. I dont know if they are still allowed to sell beef in Lucknow with the recent ban on it, but if they aren’t and you want the actual deal, come to London! And go to Lucknow 49.
Since i dine alone, I always tend to ask the restaurant to name their 2 best things on their menu, 2 dishes that would blow my mind. They did and the 2 dishes did blow my mind.
I was recommended the Galawat Kawab (Kebab) and the Gosht Barrah Chops.
This is Indian food at its best. Both starters were melt in your mouth and so easy on the palate that despite of being assured that if I couldn’t finish my 2 dishes, i could always take them away, that i ate them all. I wasn’t going to share this! It would be wasted on my 2 dear children and the husband was at work anyway!!!
The Mocktail was good, I will leave it at that.
Food- 9/10 (Only because the drink didn’t deserve the standing ovation that the actual food got!)
Price- Let’s just say I am going back again.