Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Cinnamon Club

My Saturday evening was spent at a private party at the Cinnamon Club a short taxi ride from Victoria station or a walk from Westminster. The Cinnamon Club have quite a few areas to choose from for a private event. We were in a space above the restaurant with a balcony overlooking the action. Be warned the only access is via stairs so you may need to consider this when booking.

The restaurant handled the group booking really well and even created name places for the guests. We were seated in the Gallery that seats 30 or has room for 50 standing. The main restaurant, however, was also very busy so I suggest booking in advance for Saturday nights to avoid disappointment.

We were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and cinnamon. I actually really loved this twist on a Bellini but it wasn't to everyone's taste. Red wine, white wine and a soft juice were also available. Once everybody had arrived we were seated according to the table plan and the banquet began.

We started with Tandoori wild Spencer Gulf king prawns with pickling spices or for the vegetarians there was Railway style vegetable cake with beetroot and raisin. The second course was a Tandoori cod with green spice crust and cauliflower bhujia, which definitely had a little kick to it and for the vegetarian option there was a cheat of crisp spinach, potato skins and dried beetroot, which looked very colourful on the plate.

For main course we were treated to Tandoori free range chicken breast, mint chilli korma and pilau rice with a rather large plate of green chilli's to spice up the dish. The vegetarian option was fried banana chilli, yoghurt sauce and green pea pilau. Two different types of naan bread were served as well as dhal and a vegetable side.

The dessert was a spiced red pumpkin corn cake with clove ice cream and green cardamom brulee. To be honest the cake didn't really have a flavour and the clove ice cream was very strong so this probably was not my favourite course.

The restaurant did a great job of looking after our group and all of the food was delicious. I would say it could have been slightly hotter temperature wise but that is a minor gripe of the evening. I would love to go back one day soon and try the a la carte options as I can imagine they are all delicious. Equally I would recommend the event spaces and menus if you wanted to host an intimate dinner party without the washing up!