Chef and restaurateur Vivek Singh will open a second Cinnamon Kitchen in London. The restaurant is due to open late March at the new Battersea Power Station development. The restaurant will have a "very urban vibe and will be their edgiest site yet," a spokesperson for the site said. Alongside the modern Indian cuisine, the group are planning to have a drinks menu that focuses on cocktails.
The restaurant will open (for a soft launch) from 12 — 19 March. Dishes on the menu will include:
- Malabar style mussel and date pickle on toasted brioche
- Kerala spiced lobster soup flamed with cognac
- Raan: Slow-braised lamb shoulder with fennel and nutmeg sauce
- Desserts will include the Himalayan Queen: a trio of pistachio kulfi, mango and thandai ice cream with spiced meringue, flamed with rum
The Battersea Power Station redevelopment project, due to be completed in stages, and which will include a number of new restaurants, is beginning to take shape. The Copenhagen pizzeria, Mother, is now open. The owners of Ducksoup and Raw Duck are planning to open Duckroad and Francesco Mazzei is moving in with a restaurant called Fiume. Richard Vines announced the news of Singh's planned arrival at the development on Twitter.
Cinnamon Kitchen is part of Singh's Cinnamon Group — a portfolio which includes the chef's flagship restaurant Cinnamon Club in Westminster, the original Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square, Cinnamon Soho, Anise Bar and Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden. There is a third Cinnamon Kitchen, which opened in Oxford in November last year.