Indya by Vineet

Cool Indian restaurant from renowned chef Vineet Bhatia
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Time Out Says

Here in dubai we’re lucky to have some world-class Indian restaurants. From cheap and cheerful curry houses to flamboyant fancy dining rooms, there’s something in the city for lovers of the cuisine.

New addition Indya by Vineet, housed in Le Royal Méridien, falls into its own category, being more along the Indian-style tapas line. And it’s excellent.

Chef Vineet Bhatia, who was born in Mumbai, was the first Indian chef to have a restaurant receive a Michelin star, and has opened more than 25 restaurants since. It’s the second eatery in the city for the chef, alongside Indego by Vineet at Grosvenor House Dubai in Dubai Marina. However, Indya is more youthful and playful.

The décor is vibrant with colourful furnishings and bright murals adorning the walls, while outside there’s a large terrace. It’s relaxed and there’s an upbeat buzzing atmosphere.

And the menu is just as cool and laid-back. There are more than 70 dishes to choose from, grouped in four sections – from the earth (all Dhs65) from the land (Dhs75), from the sea (Dhs85) and sweets (Dhs45).

The aim, says the chef, is to “challenge perceptions” and introduce new ingredients into “age-old dishes”, so expect to see plenty of interesting dishes, which are ideal for sharing. However, dishes are bigger than you might expect, so it’s easy to over order.

Kick off with an option from the chaat trolley – we recommend the veggie kasta kachori with herb yoghurt for a top flavour and texture combination.

Move on to the samosa pinwheels with desi ketchup – a fun take on the traditional pastry dish. Crisp onion and beet bhajis are delicately spiced and utterly moreish, and are delicious dunked in the herb chutney. Paneer guiya sees thick chunks of the cheese battered and fried, and drizzled with a sweet sauce.

Meanwhile the naan bread is light and fluffy, and an ideal accompaniment to Aunty Braganza’s prawn stew, which is rich, hearty and fragrantly spiced.

With a great vibe, interesting and delicious sharing dishes and fun décor, if you love Indian food, this newest Dubai outlet from the renowned chef is a must-visit.

Cool Indian restaurant from renowned chef Vineet Bhatia

The interesting sharing dishes

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 27 Aug 2019

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