Welcome to Café Spice Namasté
‘Magically quirky Indian dining’ - Anomalous London, 2014
Winner, Best Asian Restaurant Business of the Year - 2013 Asian Business Awards
Cyrus Todiwala continues to ‘weave his magic’ at this ’quirky’ City-fringe veteran… - Harden’s Guide
A terrific restaurant’ - The New York Times
”Offers a real tour of the Indian palate’ – Zagat
‘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
‘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 nineteen 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.
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 only 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.
And recently we have signed up to the ‘Government’s low salt pledge’ to lessen the amount of salt we use in our dishes. However, please do not hesitate to ask for more salt to be brought to your table should you so wish. Nothing has changed in our pledge to offer you the very best.
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
The Khaadraas Club Dinner
‘A Taste of Parsee Heritage Cuisine…the recipe as heirloom’
Dates for 2015: TBC
The Khaadraas Club Dinner is 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! £35 per person. To book, call us on 0207 488 9242 or drop us an email to: email@example.com.
Burns Night – The Twisted Scot Dinner
Monday, 26 January 2015 at Cafe Spice Namaste (LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE)
Can you already hear the bagpipes? Or perhaps a song or two penned by the famous bard? On this night to remember, Chef Cyrus Todiwala is creating a menu of traditional Scottish favourites with a Todiwala twist.
Expect to taste haggis as you may never have before, along with other wonderfully tweaked and twisted Scottish culinary delights, accompanied by a wee dram or two. And some surprise entertainment is in store.
Get your kilts ready!
Tickets are £55 per person & starts at 6:45pm. Call us to reserve your seats.
Part of the proceeds will go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Never ending support for our soldiers since 1944
Zest Quest Asia Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Monday, 16th February 2015 at 6.45pm at Hilton London Heathrow T5
Chef Cyrus Todiwala and the Master Chefs of Great Britain will be announcing the winner of Zest Quest Asia, the exciting competition to identify the best young British chefs of Asian cuisine on Monday, 16th February at Hilton T5 (Poyle Road, Colnbrook, SL3 0FF)…don’t miss it! Teams from some of the best catering colleges in the UK are going forward to the final cook off, to be held earlier in the day. Be there when they announce the new champions, who will be awarded a trip of a lifetime — – a culinary journey to an exotic Asian food capital.
Tickets are £75 per person or £650 for table of 10. By buying tickets to the drinks reception and multi-course dinner, you’ll not only be helping to fund next year’s contest, but you’ll be showing your support for ambitious young chefs and making a statement about how much you value Asian cuisine and its future in Britain.
Contact Binay Aryal or Nitin Kapoor for tickets at [firstname.lastname@example.org] or for more information, call us on 020 7488 9242
Dinner + Hotel packages also available.
Recently published Books
THE INCREDIBLE SPICE MEN
The cookbook tie in of Chef Patron Cyrus Todiwala and his good friend Chef Tony Singh’s hit food series like no other, showing the British how to spice up their favourite dishes! Tony and Cyrus take 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. SHORTLISTED FOR A 2013 SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD.
MR TODIWALA’S BOMBAY: RECIPES AND MEMORIES FROM INDIA
This lovely book incorporates the best of both classic and modern Indian cuisine. 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. 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. Set against the backdrop of stunning on-location photographs, Mr Todiwala’s Bombay is a charming celebration of Indian food. SHORTLISTED FOR A 2013 WORLD FOOD AWARD.
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.
This latest restaurant from celebrity Chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL and his wife Pervin,
which opened in March 2014, offers guests a taste of London’s multicultural food scene.
Address: 157 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8XA
11am, remaining open until 11pm 7 days a week. For bookings call: 0207 870 3747
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