An Indian Brunch in London at Little Kolkata.
Do you think of brunch as a very American meal? I know that’s my mindset generally, although we have experienced some very lovely and very English versions of brunch too. I adore Indian food, and loved having a dosa for breakfast when on holiday Goa, but haven’t ever considered it as a brunch option. London Unattached has been a fan of Little Kolkata for some while, which meant that we were delighted to be asked to sample the Thali brunch.
Served between 12 noon and 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday you can choose from the bottomless Prosecco, bottomless masala tea or coffee, or bottomless Lassi for a 90 minute period for £21.99. Guess which we chose? Did it take you more than a nano-second?
The meat eaters Thali, from front left, comprises chilli cheese toast with homemade apple and star anise jam, peas stuffed Indian puri, banana flower croquette, a masala omelette, spicy lamb keema with a quail egg, coriander chutney, raita, and then fruit salad and jalebi. The banana flower croquette was a bit of a revelation; far from being sweet, it was a meaty and very filling item on the Thali tray.
For vegetarians, a lentil and potato curry topped with jewel-like pomegranate seeds swaps places with the lamb. This was utterly delicious.
Whilst I enjoyed my Prosecco with the Thali – my partner was eying up the array of Indian beers on display on the bar counter (Ignoring the Sol!)
Throughout the meal, we enjoyed a friendly and relaxed service, and there was a lovely relaxed vibe in the canteen style restaurant. This part of Covent Garden is usually reasonably quiet, which makes it a great place to step away from the noise and hustle bustle. Little Kolkata is certainly on my list of restaurants to revisit to explore more of their delicious Bengali cuisine. Founders Prabhir Chattopadhyay and Biswajit Deb Das started by running very successful supper clubs under the same name then, Little Kolkata opened around a year ago. Their supper club experience shines through in the smooth operation and thoughtful service. So if you are a fan of bottomless brunch and looking for something a bit different, then do try this one. You won’t be disappointed.
51-53, Shelton Street,
London, WC2H 9JU
0207 2407 084
Want to find out more about the main menu? Check out the review we did earlier of the a la carte menu at Little Kolkata
Disclaimer: We were guests of Little Kolkata