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An Indian Empire-inspired restaurant Flora Indica opens in Kensington

15 July 2016

Flora Indica is a new all-day British-Indian bar and dining venue on Old Brompton Road, inspired by the plants of the subcontinent.

Officially launching on 15 July, Flora Indica will feature a host of creative British and Indian flavour combinations throughout its dishes and cocktails, all originating from some of the tens of thousands of plants that were discovered, labelled and studied in nurseries throughout the two nations by botanists such as Robert Kyd and William Roxburgh.

The carefully crafted menu features a collection of starters spearheaded by 63c duck egg, smoked mayo, crisp nest and kalonji seeds and Tuna tartare, pomegranate, sesame, citrus, spring onions, coriander and chilli dressing. Onto the mains and standouts include Sea bass, sea spinach, chilli coconut and parsnip purée and dill and Smoked venison, burnt onion salt, fennel, beetroot textures and masala spiced potato whilst desserts are of the calibre of Beetroot doughnuts and Rosemary and ginger heaven sent and rhubarb sorbet.

The drinks offering at Flora Indica includes a collection of fresh botanical cocktails, among them Orchard Garden (Gin, elderflower liqueur, pear and bay leaf shrub, lime juice, egg white) and Flora Eden (Flambé fresh sage and rosemary in Green Chartreuse, gin, orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, Earl Grey and lavender syrup), together with a fine selection of malt whisky and craft beer specially made by the Portobello Brewery.

A dedicated Punch and Gin bar will serve up creative Indian punches, Victorian-inspired shrubs and small batch spirits such as Tarquin’s Cornish gin. An array of premium quality teas and bespoke infusions from Tea Palace is also on offer.

 

 

Flora Indica, 242 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0DE

 

 

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