Brigadiers Restaurant | Indian BBQ From The Gymkhana Team
In the army, brigadiers are a step above colonels.
And in London, Brigadiers is a step above pretty much everything else.
Or at least it probably will be when it opens in May, given that it’ll be the latest restaurant from the team behind Michelin-starred diners Trishna and Gymkhana.
Inspired by the opulent Indian mess halls where the military go to socialise, sip beers, and chow down on
army grub whole suckling lamb biryani, Brigadiers will be taking up residence in a sizeable chunk of the City’s new Bloomberg Arcade development. The reasons for which will become apparent when you step inside and take a quick recce of the art deco interiors while their resident shoe-shining attendant fixes you up.
You see, Brigadiers won’t be so much a restaurant as an entire complex, comprising two private dining rooms, a tap room, a pot luck room, an al fresco courtyard, an intimate restaurant area, and a convivial bar/dining room with live sports screens. Oh, aaand a clubroom in which you’ll find a pool table, self-serve beer taps, and, naturally, a whisky vending machine accessed by your own Brigadiers pre-paid card, that will dispense house-bottled concoctions like Johnnie Walker, tobacco, banana and coconut soda.
Grab a booth in ‘Blighters’, the main bar and restaurant, and you’ll be lavished with gourmet takes on pub snacks, like Oysters ‘Saagafeller’, chaat masala pork scratchings and cocktail pig cheek samosa. You’ll be able to sip on taster measures or 4-pint sharers of their monthly rotating beers (including bespoke commissions with Indian flavours), champagne fountains or nitro espresso martinis on tap. And, when you inevitably stay for dinner, you’ll be able to overload on tandoori and wood oven-cooked dishes like wood-roasted skate wing and achari masala rump steak parathas.
Which must be good, because they’re on a roll.
NOTE: The new Brigadiers restaurant is set to open in May 2018 – we’ll be back with the full scoop when they do, but in the meantime you can keep an eye on their website HERE.
Brigadiers | 1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR
Main image: Gymkhana
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