Local Eats: Chai Ki

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Here’s what to expect at Chai Ki

What to Expect

Described as “soulful and innovative” by founder Rohit Chugh, Chai Ki serve modern Indian sharing plates with traditional flavours and ingredients with a few unique twists. Inspiration and cooking techniques come from a variety of cuisines forming the ethos here.

Chicken and pear chaat

Chicken and pear chaat

What to Eat

All dishes are great for sharing. Choose from small plates including the Chicken Pear Chaat, with chicken tikka, pear, lettuce and mango thyme dressing – a nod to Indian street food savoury snacks, with a modern twist. Then there’s the Goan Prawns – each served on a small stack of samphire, and coconut rice.

Goan prawns

Goan prawns

If it’s something more filling you’re after share the larger plates – the Butter Chicken with a ‘makhani’ sauce is deliciously smooth with the added miso ‘malai’ twist; and the Dum Ka Gosht is a slow-cooked lamb shoulder dish that will have you going back for more.

What to Drink

The focus on bold punchy flavours work well with signature cocktails and a selection of craft beers. Go for cocktails with a few spicy twists. The Chai Ki Toddy with chai and coconut arrack is our favourite.

Dum Ka Gosht

Dum Ka Gosht

Don’t Miss

Head over on Mondays for beer pairing in the Toddy Bar.

Best for…

A quiet spot away from the hectic city buzz after work.

Chai Ki | Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AR 

Read our interview with founder Rohit Chugh here.

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