The Bengal Lancer has been Kentish Town's best Indian restaurant for over two decades. Most orders leave the front door in plastic bags, but the picture-lined space is a good spot for quiet dinners. Focus on the unique dishes, including chicken liver hazri (great sweet and sour sauce) and sabzi begun, an aubergine and chickpea pie. The BL is a long-lived survivor in an area that’s seen a lot of restaurants bite the dust, and there's good reason for that.
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Chicken Shop does posh rotisserie chicken and sides, in a vibey Kentish Town restaurant.
Pizza East Kentish Town
Pizza East’s Kentish Town outpost is slick, fun, and good for any occasion. The pizza’s good, and so are the cocktails.
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Dishoom Covent Garden
The Covent Garden location of trendy Indian restaurant Dishoom is the original, and also the smallest.
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Patron Cave à Manger
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