15th May 2017
Harneet and Devina Baweja, the restaurateurs behind home-style Indian kitchen Gunpowder in Spitalfields, have launched a Himalayan concept nearby in Shoreditch. The pair teamed up with head chef Nirmal Save to open Madame D’s above the Charles King Harman-owned Spirit of 76 pub and cocktail bar in Commercial Street.
The new restaurant features a menu influenced by Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan and Chinese cuisine. The short menu of sharing dishes includes gold coin dumplings, pan-fried Tibetan duck, and garlic coriander steamed chicken. The dining den seats 25 people on long wooden benches at trestle tables, giving a communal feel.
Harneet Baweja said: “I first discovered Himalayan food when visiting family in north east India. It was unlike anything I’d eaten before and on a recent trip back to the region, Nirmal and I realised we couldn’t return to London and face daily life without those intoxicating flavours!”