Brigadiers London, Bloomberg Arcarde
Good morning angels and hope you’re well. It’s that time of year… once every four years and the world cup is upon us. We were looking for somewhere to watch the footy and enjoy some good food. We didn’t fancy your usual pub but something different et voila welcome Brigadiers London. Brought to you by the wonderful team who also own GymKhanna i knew the moment it opened i was going to enjoy this place! Good indian food, giant screens and delicious cocktails- what’s not to look forward to?!
Nestled in the middle of the city (a short 2 min walk from St.Pauls or Bank Station) you’ll find Brigadiers- it truly is a little oasis in the city. They have wrap around seating outside the restaurant and then seating areas within (there are also some private dining areas and a pool table) but you don’t feel like you’re in a typical english pub! This place was designed for those sports loving individuals that just want good food with their drinks (did i mention they have a whiskey vending machine and old fashioneds available on top?! just genius! I’d recommend you book as it gets super busy!We went on a Tuesday and it was packed!
Ok so big screens and cocktails aside- it really is all about the food here and everything complements each other! Every dish we sampled was truly delicious… it’s been a long time since i’ve been somewhere and loved every dish i’ve tried! From veggie/ vegan options to the chicken/ lamb or wagyu sikh kebabs this place has it all in bucket loads!
You want grills?! they have them… you want burgers?! they have them, you want proper chat-patta (savoury tangy) indian food?! they have it… and the barbecue goodies are not to be missed! I have to stay the staff here are very well versed in the menu and keen to help you. Ours luckily stopped us over ordering- you know food bloggers we wanted to try it all! But the food is so filling you really don’t need that many dishes. The menu is split with small plates then grills (i would recommend 4-5 small plates and perhaps one grill) this left us heartily full and feeling good and wanting to come back for more…
To the food- we tried a few dishes starting with; the cheese and onion bhajis, arbi tokri chaat, original bbq chicken wings, a range of pao buns (the amritsari fish pao, the tandoori aloo ghobi vada pao and the wagyu sikh kebab kati roll) and finally the half rack of tandoori lamb chops. Truly amazing.
Starting with those wings, they were melt in your mouth fantastic (even converted my friend who does not eat chicken on the bone- genius) full of flavour and oh so good. The tokri chaat a veggie dream- light, amazingly fresh (zingy and full of corriander, chilli and other delicious spices), those cheese and onion pakoras- mmmmm so moorish!!!
The pao/ kati rolls i cannot rave enough about whether you opted for veggie, fish or wagyu each had distinct flavours- were super filling and left you wanting more! The fish ones were a surprise as i wasn’t sure id like them- but it’s definitely made my favourites list. Oh and the sauces all the dishes come with- omg! date and tamarind, chilli and mint- all my favourite spicy tangy flavours rolled into one! It’s no wonder i loved all of the food here.
Finally those glorious tandoori lamb chops- definitely one to order and actually if you look around it’s clear those pao buns and the tandoor/ grilled/ bbq dishes are what keeps people coming back for more and why this place is just so popular after a sheer few weeks of opening.
Brigadiers- sophsterldn absolutely looooved your dishes! I haven’t talked much about the cocktails but again there is something for everyone… head over to my insta to find out more @sophsterldn
For now i’ll leave you with this- if you want good, reasonable indian food and are looking for an alternate venue to watch the remaining world cup matches- this place is for you!
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