Welcome to Café Spice Namasté
Winner, Best Asian Restaurant Business of the Year – 2013 Asian Business Awards
‘A terrific restaurant’ - The New York Times
‘An adventure in eating, even for those who think they know Indian’ – Zagat
‘Still a winner after all these years’ - Harden’s Restaurant Guide
‘Ticks all boxes of an Indian restaurant but has more to offer’ - Eastern Eye
‘…some of the classiest curries in the City’ - London Evening Standard
‘London’s finest Indian food’ - Frommers London 2010
‘A chef of genius’ - Harpers & Queen
‘Sustainable Food Award’ - 2011 Corporation of London Sustainable City Awards
More than a restaurant, a culinary institution, Café Spice Namaste is Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala’s celebrated landmark Indian restaurant, a short stroll from the Tower of London. For over fifteen years, we’ve been welcoming guests from all over the world who come to enjoy Chef Cyrus’ delightfully original cooking and our warm, personable service in this pocket of historic London.
Our extensive menus offer a contemporary, some would say extraordinary, twist on traditional dishes from Goa, North India, Hyderabad and Kashmir. Using only the best of local British produce wherever possible, and always the freshest seasonal ingredients, we cook and serve you with pride and integrity. We are particularly proud to offer you our Diamond Jubilee Dish, ‘The Country Captain’, which Cyrus prepared as the main course for a very special royal lunch in March 2012.
Constant innovation is our hallmark, and we continue to take the lead in reinventing the rich tastes and experiences of India and the Sub-Continent for our discriminating customers. A visit to our colourful, comfortable premises, which includes a vibrant outdoor Ginger Garden (for private parties of 15 people or more) will be a lesson in what true Indian dining is about.
After so many years, you will still find us winning awards for our cuisine and lasting contribution to London’s amazing food scene. This humbles and excites us.
We invite you to discover what many good food lovers already know. Café Spice Namaste is more than a restaurant. For Cyrus, Pervin and the team, it is a way of life.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
Khaadraas Club Dinner FEW PLACES STILL AVAILABLE
‘A Taste of Parsee Heritage Cuisine…the recipe as heirloom’
Tuesday, 26th November 2013
The Khaadraas Club Dinner! Cooking the way Chef Cyrus’ Mum (aunts and grandmothers) taught him! Your chance to taste authentic Parsee cuisine, from recipes passed down through generations. Enjoy a 3-course set menu featuring sophisticated and fragrant dishes prepared only the way a true Parsee can. It’s a ‘club’ in name only — the only criteria for joining us is a good appetite! £29.95 per person. To book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us.
Adventure Gourmet Master Class
with Nigel Haworth, Head Chef, Northcote Manor
Tuesday, 12th November
Appearances in The Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen won’t hold this Michelin-star chef from Lancashire down, and he’s offering you a hotpot of an adventure just as winter draws in. An Egon Ronay Chef of the Year distinction, a Catey ‘Special Award’ plus oodles of respect from British suppliers up and down the north of England make Nigel the real thing…and his adventure has been designed especially for the sophisticated food lover in us all. Starts at 9:45am, £125 per person including lunch with with Chef.
Recently published Books
THE INCREDIBLE SPICE MEN
Chef Patron Cyrus Todiwala and his good friend Chef Tony Singh star in a new 5-part food series like no other, showing the British how to spice up their favourite dishes!
Tony and Cyrus have taken to the road, exploring the British Isles and adding their own spicy twist to our most classic and best-loved dishes. Try jazzing up a Sunday roast chicken with a honey and ginger, adding a cumin and coriander kick to a shepherd’s pie or lacing a Victoria sponge with aromatic fennel seeds and cardamom.
With delicious, everyday recipes accompanied by Cyrus and Tony’s top tips and favourite spices, The Incredible Spice Men will demystify the contents of your spice rack, and open your everyday cooking up to a world of exciting new flavours.
MR TODIWALA’S BOMBAY
Mr Todiwala’s Bombay incorporates the best of both classic and modern Indian cuisine. Since the release of his bestselling The Incredible Spice Men, also a hit BBC Two series, Cyrus has made a name for himself as a master of spices and Indian cuisine. To Cyrus, Mumbai will always be Bombay: the jostling, colourful city of his childhood and the land that cultivated his passion for food. Join Cyrus and his wife Pervin on a bustling culinary jaunt around one of the world’s most exciting and mysterious places. Feast on moreish jumping chicken samosas from street vendors, succulent hot and spicy tiger prawns, tender lamb cooked with sizzling Indian Puy lentils, and homemade golden Pooris that will melt in your mouth. Learn how to make fragrant sweet puddings, authentic-tasting curries, delicate chutneys and some of the most delicious treats known to mankind. Set against the backdrop of stunning on-location photographs, Mr Todiwala’s Bombay is a charming celebration of Indian food.
Visit our other outposts
Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. Bringing to West London the same joyful and inspired cooking that has made Cafe Spice Namaste such a landmark in East London.
Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen, Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Poyle Road, Colnbrook SL3 0FF.
Open 6pm-10.30pm Mon-Sat. To make a reservation, call 01753 766 482.
The Park Cafe at the Hub in Victoria Park East! London E9 5HT
Open Tue-Sun 10am till 5pm.
Cafe Spice Namaste | 16 Prescot St., London E1 8az |T: 0207 4889242