The Cinnamon Club

Night Out

The Cinnamon Club


3 / 5

May 11, 2018

Housed in a former red-brick library on the doorstep of Westminster Cathedral and the House of Commons, The Cinnamon Club is an exquisite affair.

In a throwback to its former self, the walls are lined with neatly organised books, and the ceilings are magnificently high, providing an airy and bright atmosphere in which to enjoy their splendid far-eastern fare. Brainchild of Iqbal Wahab and a firm contender in the running for London’s best upmarket Indian restaurant, this Asian delight is one to add to your bucket list.

Famed for its contemporary Indian dishes and its upmarket yet unpretentious atmosphere, The Cinnamon Club features a formal dining room in which to enjoy a plate of enticing Char-grilled halibut with Kerala curry sauce or a delectable saffron poached pear with tapioca and lime payasam. If, however, you’re only there to sample a carefully curated cocktail with a bit of oomph, head to the basement bar, a smaller space adorned with arches and plush, corner sofas that give it a more intimate feeling. Make yourself at home at the bar or cuddle up in a secluded corner and explore the exotic drinks menu that features an array of Indian-inspired tipples as well as a select number of the classics. Dive into the deep end and wrap your lips around The Garden of Tea, an intoxicating muddle of Jindea, Darjeeling, dried lemon, yuzu bitters and burnt lemon vermouth. If you’re in the mood to sip on something sparkling, make sure to order a Cinnamon Bellini, an exhilarating brew of cinnamon liqueur, cinnamon tea and a generous serving of Prosecco, and feel your taste buds tingle in delight.

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