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Indego by Vineet
Highly Commended Best Indian
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With exquisite food, service and ambience, Indego by Vineet lives up to expectations. With the name of the first Indian chef to hold a Michelin star attached to it, the standards need to be high, and we’re pleased to say that they are. Staff are on hand to offer any help or recommendations you might need, from choosing dishes that go together well, or explaining what’s in each one. The setting is classy and the food is stunning. Malabari magic is just that, chilli paneer wrapped in a banana leaf, with broccoli, edamame beans and idiyappam noodles with a creamy malai sauce. Another starter, the herb chop,is a perfectly pink piece of lamb, with sweet baby carrots, a carrot foam and goats cheese samosa. Both dishes are a perfect balance of restraint and inventiveness. Main courses are just as good, and not just our usual curry and rice. Coastal jigha is a generous mound of prawns in a kaffir lime leaf and coconut sauce on a bed of polenta. Punjabi chicken is aspiced breast on pea and aubergine mash with potato croquettes and a wonderful madkhani sauce. The food here is outstanding, and has the price tag to match.
Open Fri-Wed 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-midnight; Thu 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-1am. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

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