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)
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