Dinner At Chakra

My Chakra Kensington Experience

Chakra restaurant food
Chakra Kensington food

Indian restaurant Chakra recently re-opened in a new location in classy Kensington. I thought I'd take my mum to go check it out before she jetted off to sunny Tobago.

Chakra is a semi-casual fine dining Indian food restaurant that's cozy and great for date nights. Outdoor seating is available for warm days. The menu at Chakra is pretty extensive, with meat, seafood and vegetarian starters.

Avocado spheres - Chakra starter
Chakra starter - avocado spheres
I arrived with my heart set on trying the blue cheese naan bread at Chakra, as I love naan bread and blue cheese makes for such a unique twist to an Indian favourite. The naan bread arrived warm and soft, with just the right amount of blue cheese in the center. Giving a subtle, delicious taste.

Chakra Kensington - blue cheese naan bread
Chakra Kensington - blue cheese naan bread

As we were seated, water and fresh, complimentary mini poppadoms with a tamarind dip arrived for us to nibble on.

Chakra - grilled asparagus. Sweet potato mash starter
Chakra starter - grilled asparagus. Sweet potato mash

For starters at Chakra, I ordered the grilled asparagus with roasted cumin, sesame paste and sweet potato mash. Mum had the avocado spheres with curry leaves and tamarind chutney.

broad bean pulao Chakra Kensington
Broad bean pulao

I love asparagus anyway and enjoyed the non typical way in which the asparagus at Chakra was presented to us - coated in sesame seeds. It was delicious with a mild, refreshing flavour.

Chakra - lamb biryani
Lamb biryani - Chakra
We shared out our mains amongst each other. Ordering two rice dishes - the broad bean pulao with dill and roasted cumin and a lamb biryani with saffron and crispy onions.

The lamb biryani is fresh and fragrant with tasty crispy onions and tender lamb pieces.

We ordered three meat choices. The clay oven black cod with saffron and samphire. Tandoori gressingham duck breast with orange and spices and our favourite - the grilled chicken korma.

Gressingham duck breast - Chakra
Gressingham duck breast - Chakra

The grilled chicken korma at chakra is the most perfect korma ever! Slightly sweet. Slightly tangy. Tender chunks of chicken in a thick orange curry.

Grilled chicken korma - Chakra
Chakra - grilled chicken korma

Black cod - Chakra
Chakra - black cod. Saffron and samphire

Desserts were Indian mess with saffron cream and chocolate soil with mint, chocolate stones and ice cream. I wasn't a fan of dessert, but the mains more than made up for it.

Chakra desserts
Chakra desserts

What Was Amazing?

The presentation of each dish. The chicken korma and the blue cheese naan bread.

Are you a fan of Indian food? Check out the Indian food tour that I recommend doing in London

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Important Disclaimer
This is a review of Chakra Kensington. Chakra is an upscale Indian restaurant with multiple locations in London. The menu at Chakra during the time of visit and at the time of this post includes meat. Vegetarian. Vegan and seafood options. All information was correct at the time of listing. Chakra is described online as an "Indian dining room with leather walls, regency-style furniture and a menu based on Vedic principles."  Further details taken directly from the Chakra Kensington website are as such : Telephone : 020 7229 2115  Hours of Operation Monday: 5.30pm - 10.30pm (Closed lunchtime) Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00pm- 10:30pm  Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm  The photos of food in this blog post are originals, which were taken at Chakra restaurant Kensington. Along with any text and personal opinions about Chakra restaurant and menu are copywritten by said owner of www.gonesunwhere.com The photographs and text on this blog must not be copied. Distributed. Sold or printed without prior written consent of this travel and lifestyle blog owner. contact the site owner for more details.

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