Former Benares Chef to launch Ritu Seasons

17th May 2021

The former head chef of renowned Indian restaurant Benares will be part of a new high end restaurant.

Ritu Seasons of India will see Navin Prasad, who also worked at Zaika in Kensington, open in Blenheim Terrace, St John’s Wood in July.

The restaurant’s focus, as the name suggests, will be on the six unique seasons of India that’s differentiated from the familiar four known in the temperate Western climates..

Curry house staples such as Chicken Tikka Masala will be of the menu. Instead, Ritu is aiming to serve unique plates, created specifically for this London venue, that are based on authentic dishes found in India.

Expect offerings like Lotus Stem Chaat, Naga Chicken Skewers and Mumbai Classic Bread Rolls, as well as curries that include Dhunar Murgh and Kacchi Mirchi ka Gosht.

Ritu is just one of a number of Indian restaurants in and around London that are preparing to launch post-lockdown such as Heritage in Dulwich, Republik in Chiswick who’ve also confirmed that their food menu is fully Halal, and Bibi coming soon to Mayfair.