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A Modern Indian Gem in Mayfair - Manthan review
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A Modern Indian Gem in Mayfair - Manthan review

Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Manthan is the invention of celebrated chefs Rohit Ghai and Abhishake Sangwan. This modern Indian restaurant offers a unique blend of innovative cuisine and expertly crafted cocktails, all set within the stunning, vibrant ambience of a Maddox Street townhouse.





The culinary journey began with the Artichoke Tikki, a crispy Jerusalem cake paired with pickle and strawberry chutney. The combination of textures and flavours was a delightful surprise. The crisp exterior of the tikki, combined with the tangy pickle and the sweetness of the strawberry chutney, created a harmonious blend that set a high bar for the rest of the meal.


Next, the Ghati Masala Prawns, coated in sesame, peanut, coconut, and chilli, full of flavour, perfectly balancing heat and nuttiness. The dish was a testament to Manthan's ability to elevate traditional Indian flavours with a modern twist.





For the main course, my dining partner went for the Lamb Chops, a stand out dish. Cooked to perfection, the succulent chops were seasoned with Indian onion, royal cumin, and mint, creating a dish that was both aromatic and flavourful. The tenderness of the meat, combined with the seasoning, made this a truly unforgettable dish.


Equally impressive was the Bharli Vangi which I opted for, featuring baby eggplant stuffed with poppy seeds and black spice. The eggplant was tender and the stuffing added a depth of spice that was both intriguing and satisfying.


The sides complemented the mains beautifully. The Basmati Rice was fragrant and perfectly cooked, serving as an ideal base for the rich flavours of the main dishes. The Poppadums & Chutneys provided a delightful crunch and a variety of tangy, spicy, and sweet flavours that enhanced the meal.





To finish, the dessert selection was nothing short of spectacular and we had to try two of them. The Anjeer Kheer, a chilled fig rice pudding, was creamy and subtly sweet, offering a refreshing end to the meal. The Kulfi, with its rich and creamy texture, was a decadent treat. The Classical Trio—comprising of Besan Laddoo, Gulab Jamun, and Srikhand—was a perfect nod to traditional Indian sweets, each piece offering a burst of authentic flavours and a satisfying conclusion to the dining experience.


In conclusion, Manthan in Mayfair is a culinary destination that promises and delivers an extraordinary dining experience. From the innovative starters to the sumptuous mains and delightful desserts, every dish is a testament to the chefs' creativity and expertise. Whether you're a connoisseur of Indian cuisine or a curious foodie, Manthan is sure to leave a lasting impression.


Address: 49 Maddox Street, Mayfair, Maddox Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2PQ


Website: https://manthanmayfair.co.uk/about-us-indian-restaurant


Words and photos by Stephanie Sowaha

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