19 January 2017 | 10 °C

What's for Lunch? Spicy Food Plus

By tikichris Last edited 111 months ago
What's for Lunch? Spicy Food Plus
W4L-10.30.07-Spicy-Food-Plu.jpg

Londonist asks that most pressing of daily concerns: where to go on your lunch break.

Spicy Food Plus

83 Wilton Rd SW1V 1DL

Nearest Tube: Victoria and Pimlico

0207 834 8068

12pm-3pm, 4.30pm-11pm (Monday-Saturday)

Map

Expect to Pay: around £5

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Spicy Food Plus, a rather nondescript hole-in-the-wall about halfway between Victoria Station and Pimlico Station, is (in the words of at least one well travelled London foodie) home of “the best naan” outside of India. Yes, this otherwise merely adequate curry joint on Wilton Road has one thing going for it in spades: a tandoor in the back corner manned by a veritable artisan providing made to order naans, rotis, and kebabs that are “beautiful” according to Paul Carvill’s UpMyStreet review.

On our visit, Spicy Food Plus was pumping with an impressively trans-demographic array of Londoners. Between heaping bites, the well heeled business man sitting next to us, turned to his dining buddy thanking him for the “brilliant idea” of stopping there for lunch. Indeed, Spicy Food Plus is a wonderful lunch spot to keep in mind. We highly recommend forgoing the rice and ordering a couple of pieces of the fresh naan, then sitting back and watching it baked before your eyes.

In closing, please excuse our poor photograph of the Spicy Food Plus tandoor. An odd angle, dim lighting and a full tummy decreased the chances for exceptional photography: all the more reason to pay Spicy Food Plus a visit and see it in action yourselves!

Photography by Chris Osburn © 2007

Last Updated 30 October 2007

mathampson

As a souvenir, don’t forget to pick up one of Mr Khan’s business cards, which (rather unusually) state he’s has a BEng in Chemical Engineering – so that’s why the food tastes so good...

tikichris

Really? That's bizarre. I wish I had known, I would have grabbed one. Oh well, next time (and there will be a next time!). Thanks for the tip.

Hazel

This was our regular Saturday night takeaway place for years when we lived nearby. I completely took for granted how fresh and delicious bread can be when it comes straight out of the tandoor and now miss it terribly when we get flabby, soggy bread from our new takeaway spot. *sigh*

tikichris

SFP was your local? It must have been difficult to move. I wish I lived closer to it or that somewhere around Clerkenwell sold comparable naan. Anybody know a curry joint round Clerkenwell serving fresh made, uber-yummy naan?