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Flora Indica: Britannica Exotica

Once again, SEEN is thrilled to discover a new restaurant in London that prides itself on the freshness and juxtaposition of its ingredients, not only in its food but in its cocktails too. So it is with great pleasure that we plan to dine (and possibly drink) at Kensington’s Flora Indica, a venue that promises a British/Indian culinary experience removed from the bewildering pace of city life, or what we might understand as traditional Anglo-Indian cuisine.

Once again, SEEN is thrilled to discover a new restaurant in London that prides itself on the freshness and juxtaposition of its ingredients, not only in its food but in its cocktails too. So it is with great pleasure that we plan to dine (and possibly drink) at Kensington’s Flora Indica, a venue that promises a British/Indian culinary experience removed from the bewildering pace of city life, or what we might understand as traditional Anglo-Indian cuisine.

Flora Indica second shoot

Taking its name from the work of JD Hooker, who wrote extensively of the botanical life to be found in British India, this promises not only a taste odyssey, but also a journey back through time itself. The food and the drink combine the headiest ingredients with the quotidian; British cuisine enhanced by the spices of India. So British yet so exotic: 63c Duck Egg, Smoked Cauliflower, Pig’s Ear Spinach, Cashew Malai Barley, Rhubarb Sorbet, Smoked Venison, Beetroot Doughnuts with Juniper Cream, Galangal, Scottish Wood Pigeon; truly mouthwatering and Intriguing for the diner new to these flavours, yet excitingly different for the seasoned foodie.

Food, cocktails and interiors at Flora Indica

Flora Indica boasts an immersive experience with its own Punch and Gin bar that will delight drinkers with botanical cocktails. SEEN is looking forward to imbibing a Flora Eden: Flambé Fresh Sage & Rosemary in Green Chartreuse, Gin, Orange Juice, Lime and Lemon Juice, Earl Grey and Lavender Syrup. Flora Indica also carries Malt Whisky and a selection of craft beer created especially by the Portobello Brewery.

Flora Indica is a new venture that puts a twist on what we think we know already. SEEN proposes that this is what London does best.

Flora Indica
242 Old Brompton Road
London
SW5 0DE
Opening Times: 12noon – 3pm for lunch 6pm – 11pm for dinner Mon – Sun
0207 370 4450
flora-indica.com

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