Londonist asks that most pressing of daily concerns: where to go on your lunch break.
23 Russia Row (off Gresham Street) EC2V 7PG
020 7600 4899
Expect to Pay: around £8 for mains, maybe £10-12 if you want a starter and/or a drinkWith all those workers filing in and all that money flying around, you’d think the City of London would teem with halfway decent lunchtime options. Alas, really good places to eat in London’s financial quarter can be hard to come by. Luckily, there’s Tiffinbites near Saint Paul’s. It’s a glammed up (think Bollywood) “real Indian food served the real Indian way” restaurant with fresh baked naan and a very perusable menu. Londonist tried the Karahi Chicken (“marinated chicken breasts, simmered in gravy with onions, bell peppers and tomatoes”) accompanied by tarka daal (lentils and turmeric stew, “tempered” with garlic and cumin seeds) and pilau rice. Yum. The chicken was exceptionally juicy, which we suspect is indicative of this restaurant chain’s commitment to serving only free range chicken. The folks at Tiffinbites reckon that “eating real Indian food is a celebration of life.” They certain have created a celebrative environment in which to eat. The kitsch-n-class dining area with your favourite Bollywood classics being screened is a fun place to grab a great lunch. Service is incredibly friendly and really we can’t think of anything negative to say about this establishment. Go. Enjoy.
Tiffinbites also has locations at Canary Wharf, Moorgate and Liverpool Street.
Photography by Chris Osburn © 2008