A superior, spicy seafood-specialising Indian restaurant


Marylebone-based Trishna opened to huge fanfare back in 2008. The London arm of resto-entrepreneur brothers Karam and Jyotin Sethi’s world-renowned Mumbai seafood restaurant, it positioned itself a long way from the standard curry-in-a-hurry joints as London’s Indian cuisine pulled its socks up.

From the impeccable design credentials – low lighting, exposed brick and marble walls and street-opening floor-to-ceiling windows – to the chi-chi Marylebone setting, with its mixed clientele of suited and booted West End-ing visitors, fashionable local couples and families, Trishna certainly looks like a class act. But, all these years after it first opened, does the food still cut it? The menu is an innovative take on traditional Indian dishes, and the minimalist décor extends to food presentation with dishes being served in an elegant, a la carte fashion. On ELLEuk’s visit, the guinea fowl tikka (cooked in a traditional clay oven) and Dorset brown crab were truly superb. And if the extensive menu leaves you scratching your head, you can always opt for the seven-course taster menu, which is paired with a selection of suitable wines throughout.
Pricing is on a par with that of your average, upmarket gastro pub: main courses (which lend themselves nicely to sharing) will set you back between £11-20 and you can expect to pay anything upwards of £23 for a good bottle of wine. The impressive winelist is jam-packed with carefully chosen wines from around the world, while our pre-dinner champagne cocktails went down a treat. If you love Indian food with an edge, Trishna is a must-visit. It’s not cheap, but it is (still) very good.

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The ELLEuk Score

Food: 8

Ambience: 6

Service: 7

Value: 7

Good for: pre-theatre; special occasion; first date; romantic; group dinner; work lunch/dinner

Style of food: Modern southwest Indian cuisine

Prices & Other Details at Trishna

Address: 15-17 Blandford Street, Marylebone Village, London, W1U 3DG

Opening hours: Lunch Monday – Saturday: noon-2.45pm, Dinner: 18.00-22.45pm. Lunch Sunday: 12.00 – 15.15, Dinner: 18.30-22.00pm


Average price per person for two-course meal: £30

Set menu: Four-course menu from £25

Price of bottle of house wine: Touraine Sauvignon, Alain Marcadet 2010 £23 (white); Les Ormieres, Vin De Pays 2009 (red) £22.

Price of bottle of house champagne: Pierre Moncuit Grand Cru, £59; half-bottle of Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royal, £30.

Private dining? The basement has a private dining area for 12 people.

Garden/al fresco dining area? French windows open onto the street in warm weather while there’s seating for 10 outside.

Bar: For diners only

Best tables? In the main restaurant – strategically situated as near to the bar as possible

Who goes? Business types, couples and groups of locals

Nearest tube: Bond Street

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