Two of the best Indian meals I have ever had were in London; although I have never been to India, and would like to one day, in order to have a solid reference point for Indian food. The first mind blowing meal was at Indian Accent a couple years ago, and the second, was at Trishna on a recent trip. I have also tried Dishoom, another highly rated place, a couple years ago, and was very disappointed.
Anyway, back to Trishna. Trishna specializes in South Indian food which focuses on seafood. It also has a Michelin star. We went for the 5 course tasting menu:
The meal started with some papadum and chutneys. They were all delicious. Papadum is one of my favorite things. Crispy and great flavor. There were other Indian breads as well. Some were made with chickpea and had other herbs in them. Very good.
For the first course, I had the soft shell crab. It was a fantastic start. Everything about this dish worked well.
Next, the bream. This too was very good.
My wife had the salmon tikka which was outstanding. The fish was cooked perfectly, moist, and the flavors were so delicious.
Next was the tandoori lamb chop. Although it was good, it had a stronger lamb taste than I like.
For our mains we both had the fish curry. It came with daal, naan and various other sides. Everything was delicious. The naan had a great chewy texture and there were two versions. A plain and one with various herbs. To me, dipping naan in curry and eating is one of the most satisfying food experiences. The curry was refined.
For dessert, an apricot ice cream. Presentation was beautiful.
The service was great and the food was delicious and exciting. The ingredients, flavors and presentation were all unique. I would definitely come back. They also have a sister restaurant – Gymkhana – which I am looking forward to trying later in the year. 9/10.