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.