Madhu’s Brasserie Richmond: ‘A Sophisticated twist on traditional dishes’

Madhu’s Brasserie is a stylish Indian affair with royal connections that brings some Knightsbridge chic to leafy Richmond on Thames…

Photo: Madhu’s Brasserie/Anton Rodrigues 

Madhu’s Brasserie opened in London’s Harvey Nichols’ elegant fifth floor dining hall last year.

It was the brainchild of esteemed Indian caterers and restaurateurs Madhu whose clients include the Prince of Wales.

Now a Madhu’s Brasserie has opened in Richmond in a quiet, village-like corner of the town with the same stylish décor and delicious Indian cuisine.

We found a civilised and chic ambience as we entered the restaurant where some guests were perched on bar stools facing the open kitchen, enjoying drinks and small bites while they watched the staff busy at the grill.

We sat in the window from where we could enjoy the theatre of the kitchen as well as the calm of Richmond’s leafy streets. The décor is tasteful with an Art Deco feel to the bar and bright tub chairs.

The classic but contemporary menu is refreshingly small and the signature dishes clearly marked, such as murgh tikka, a delicate chicken thigh chargrilled on the Robata, a Japanese style grill.

We chose a prawn moilee curry to follow, which came in a creamy coconut sauce with turmeric and ginger and a Tandoori grilled chicken flavoured with fenugreek.

We could have opted for the trademark thali, which is a selection of small but perfect dishes from across the menu which fills the table with bright and tasty plates.

All the dishes are medium spiced, and all the meat is halal.

There was also a good range of vegetarian and vegan options including Madhu’s makhani dal, slow cooked black lentils in butter and tomato.

Finally we were persuaded to sample gajar ka halva, a surprising sweet carrot dish and a traditional Indian ice cream, badam kulfi.

We drank wine and Cobra beer, but there were some interesting looking cocktails and mocktails on the menu too.

This is Indian food with a sophisticated twist on traditional dishes, served with style in an elegant restaurant with the chance to watch the chefs at work.

Address: 106 Sheen Road, TW9 1UR


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