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The Cinnamon Club: a Temple to Indian Cuisine in London

Indian food has had a place in Britain’s culinary history for decades, but The Cinnamon Club has become an institution in just over ten years, serving innovative Indian cuisine in a truly historic setting — the Grade II listed former Westminster Library. SEEN has witnessed at first hand how The Cinnamon Club has remained a stalwart in London’s ever-evolving restaurant scene.

Last year, the award-winning Cinnamon Club reopened in St James’ after a ₤1 million refurbishment, to coincide with its 15th anniversary. A stunning new menu of contemporary Indian cuisine awaited eager diners, combining The Cinnamon Club’s signature dishes with new meals and celebratory platters. A new chapter for the Club is in the process of being written, and you deserve to be part of it.

Updates in the décor subtly refresh the main dining room without completely altering the look and feel of the space. Elegant and timeless, the room provides a rich backdrop for dining, with original bookcases and warm natural brown tones complemented by touches of teal. Unique artwork showcasing the heritage of the building adorns the walls of The Gallery. The Reading Room gives diners the feeling of seclusion and comfort with heavy and luxurious drapes, styled in shades of jewel-toned blues and teals, offsetting the red tones of the timber, floor and joinery. The Old Library Bar is classically casual with clean lines, traditional details and a refreshed colour palette, perfect for pre- and post-dinner cocktails, served from lunch through to supper.

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Celebratory sharing dishes are carved and served table-side for two – eight guests. They are perfect for special celebrations. Dishes include ingredients exclusive to The Cinnamon Club, such as the very special Milk-fed Herdwick Lamb, a slowly-braised shoulder of highly sought-after lamb from the Lake District, served with saffron sauce, pomegranate pilau, burhani raita and coriander chutney. The Cinnamon Club’s long-established take on game classics and delicately-spiced fish remains on the menu, with signature dishes of Wild Spencer Gulf King Prawns with coconut, ginger sauce and red quinoa, or Clove Smoked Grouse Breast with rustic tawa mince and black lentils.

The tableware is also exclusive to The Cinnamon Club. Designed by Maham Anjum, it perfectly reflects the style of cooking. From plates to blows to jugs and chutney pots, the range features warm terracotta shades, with modern glazes and contemporary shapes, which combine the best of both worlds.

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All food is complemented with carefully sourced wines, selected by their sommelier, and a brand new gin trolley in the main dining room that offers an exceptionally curated collection of over 20 blends of gin (including the rare Dodd’s Gin) sourced from iconic brands and small-batch producers across the UK. A new cocktail menu in both bars offers the Seasonal Negroni and Pisco Punch. Cocktails include the premium Aromatic Martini (Monkey 47, Belsazar, vermouth and tea bitters), and a deluxe gin punch is also available to share between four guests.

Mingling the modernity with tradition, The Cinnamon Club is the perfect space for grand occasions, convivial family celebrations, important business lunches and sensational sharing feasts.

The Cinnamon Club
Old Westminster Library,
30-32 Great Smith Street,
T: 020 3355 1418

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