Photography by Chris Osburn
Located in Devonshire Square (essentially across Bishopsgate Road from Liverpool Street Station) with a lovely terrace (and smack dabbedly up close views of the Gherkin), Cinnamon Kitchen is a fairly new restaurant offering modern Indian cuisine in a stylish, swish and contemporary setting (they’ve got an especially sleek bar as well).
Londonist popped in last week for a complimentary tasting of Cinnamon Kitchen’s new Indian and Anglo-Indian breakfast menu, and we were thoroughly delighted with what we sampled. On the Anglo-Indian side, the kedgeree with smoked haddock and poached egg intrigued us with its wow-factor flavours and we’d gladly pay the £7.50 to have it again. Same goes for the Indian offering of Bombay scrambled eggs with tawa paratha (£7.00): lots of flavour in this beautifully presented substantial serving. Coffee was proper here and an extensive range of teas added a pleasant touch to their a.m. menu.
Despite Cinnamon Kitchen’s convenient City commuter setting, we can’t recommend it for any on-the-go quick bites. Service was good, but it did take awhile for us to receive our order. However, this spot seems like just the place for a wonderful linger over a tasty meal or for a power breakfast while hashing out some big wig business.
What’s the lunch and evening menu like? Hmmm we hope to find out! Unfortunately, Cinnamon Kitchen isn’t open on Sunday (when so much of this area is abuzz - but they are open Monday through Saturday). Visit their site for opening hours, booking details and more info.