Elegant, Michelin starred Quilon doesn't shout about its refined menu of South Indian coastal cuisine, which specialises in tangy seafood; it's far too discreet. Appealingly decorated in a muted palette, with wicker-backed chairs adding to the colonial air, the restaurant attracts business diners and social gatherings in equal parts to its well-heeled St. James's location. The team at Quilon use only the best ingredients and cooking techniques to ensure that each dish highlights their collective passion for home-style Indian cuisine. Always looking for ways to innovate, Quilon often experiments with combining modern and traditional elements of South Indian cuisine to ensure that a unique range of dishes can be found on the menu. The renowned seafood dishes include the Spiced Grilled Red Snapper, Koondapur Fish Curry and Pan Fried Lobster with Kashmundi Mustard Cream Sauce and Spices. For the perfect accompaniment to your meal, you can also choose from an extensive selection of drinks from the wine list, which was recognised in 2009 with Wine Spectator's prestigious Award of Excellence.
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41 Buckingham GateLondonSW1E 6AF
Michelin star and a sister restaurant to the redoubtable Bombay Brasserie? Man was I expecting a lot. Quilon mostly delivered, but it doesn't really meet the bar for an unreservedly gushing review.
We got the tasting menu. The menu is ambitious and the food is mostly great. Rather than missteps, some dishes simply just don't hold up to scrutiny - the Malabar biryani, while quite authentic...more
The food in this place and the execution of all the plates and elements that hit your table are perfect. Whatever you order in food and wine is going to be amazing. We got a couple of appetizers: the fishermen's catch and the lotus leaf. Both were great and a good way to have your own tasting of food. I got the Fat Bastard Pinot noir that was a great way to pair the food. For main we got the...more
We came here on a short trip to London and I was really looking forward to trying out Michelin Star quality Indian food. Sadly, we were all a bit disappointed, even more so now that I've returned and seen the price in USD.
We ordered the tasting menu, so it was not a matter of choosing the wrong dishes and after travelling to Kerala before, I feel like we understood the cuisine.
This is amongst my favourite restaurants in London. I have been there 6 times already, and I have made point returning at least twice a year.
Regarding the food, everything is delicious from their crab-cakes to the spinach. I also highly recommend their naans which are the best I have had. The best way to order is to ask 2-3 plates per guest and share everything. I cannot emphasise this...more
If you want high end Indian with a Goa inspired menu, this is your spot.
Walking distance from St James, Green Park and Park Lane, this is a lovely place for dinner with varied options, great service and beautifully appointed.
Ive been a couple of times now and from their bread to rice, chicken, beef or veggie dish - its all been delicious, beer cold and our experience, exceptional.more