Bengal Tiger

62-66 Carter Lane, The City, London

Delicious, authentic Indian cuisine in a beautiful setting

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Address:62-66 Carter Lane
The City
Map:Map & nearby
Region:The City
Nearest Station:City Thameslink
Opening Hours:

Mon:11:30 - 23:30
Tue:11:30 - 23:30
Wed:11:30 - 23:30
Thu:11:30 - 23:30
Fri:11:30 - 23:30
Sat:12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
About: Ideally located in the heart of the City, just a few minutes’ walk from St Paul’s Cathedral, Bengal Tiger offers authentic northern Indian cuisine in a contemporary setting.

All food is freshly cooked to order and is prepared with the finest ingredients sourced from all over the world.
Included among the many signature dishes are Sikandari Raan (slow pot roast lamb shank with aromatic herbs & spices), King Prawn Badshahbag (roasted king prawns cooked in a reduced sauce of mustard seeds, fennel, bay leaf & cinnamon with green peppers & onion) and Duck Jalfrezy (strips of duck cooked with peppers & tomatoes, garnished with fresh green chillies, lime leaf & coriander.)

The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to guide the more unfamiliar guest through the extensive menu of exotic starters, main courses, side dishes and accompaniments.

Bengal Tiger also offers a superb value Express Lunch Menu, priced at just £6.95 for one course or £9.95 for two. Diners can choose from eight starters and 14 main courses, the latter served with rice or naan.
A stunning sculpture separates the bar from the dining room and the whole venue is decorated throughout with tiger-themed art.

The restaurant is set over two floors, the lower being an ideal place to use for private parties/functions.

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"Delicious, authentic Indian cuisine in a beautiful setting"

Review Rating: 7 / 10
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One might not automatically associate St Paul’s with a good curry, not with Brick Lane in such close proximity anyhow, but if you do find yourself in that neck of the woods and Indian is your favoured cuisine, plan a pit stop to Bengal Tiger.

A few minutes’ walk from the cathedral, Bengal Tiger has been in Carter Lane since 2000, specialising in North Indian cuisine with an extensive menu as well a bargainous Express Lunch Menu that’s just £6.95 for one course or £9.95 for two – definitely worth noting if you need a working lunch.

The starters were absolutely delicious; we plumped for a mixed platter to try a little bit of everything, consisting of crispy vegetable samosas, melt-in-the-mouth creamy paneer tikka, flavour-filled onion bhajees, sheek kebabs and tasty chicken tikka. I freely admit I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to spice, so my main was the classic butter chicken, Tandoori-grilled tikka of chicken simmered in smooth gravy with honey, cream, powered almond and coconut, mild but full of flavour. My friend’s Lamb Jalfrezi, I’m told, was a deliciously spicy mix cooked with peppers and tomatoes, garnished with fresh green chillies, lime leaf and coriander, packing a punch in all the right ways.

I have to admit the dessert could have been better; we shared a creamy, caramely, pecany tart which in all honestly tasted a little bit cheap and overly sweet – a stark contrast to the tasty starters and mains. I can’t comment on the whole dessert menu having only tried that one so it might have been a blip, but next time I’d rather save myself for the starters and have a naan and side with my main methinks.

Bengal Tiger can boast delicious, authentic Indian cuisine in a beautiful setting, with a striking bar and attentive and knowledgeable staff; definitely worth a visit, just skip the dessert.

Laurel reviewed Bengal Tiger on Mon 11 Aug 2014

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