New Restaurant now open – ’1947 LONDON’ 33 Charlotte Street, W1

1947 LONDON is an exciting new venture from the founders of the Chai Thali restaurant group

In the kitchen, chef Krishna Negi, protege of Michelin-starred Vineet Bhatia, has created a menu which nods to recipes that evolved out of the movement of peoples and cultures during the 1947 Partition.

At 1947 London, chef Krishna Negi’s competitively-priced Northern Indian menu nods to recipes that evolved out of the movement of peoples and cultures during the Partition of 1947.

Short and easy to navigate, the menu adds dishes from a Tandoor oven and Robata grill for theatrical cooking in view of diners.

Negi first made his name when he launched Tangawizi in Richmond Upon Thames in 2004. Recognised at the time as ground-breaking for its innovative menus it became a regular haunt for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and it was from here that George Clooney was famously turned away for lack of an available table.

From Tangawizi, Negi went on to work under Michelin-starred Vineet Bhatia to perfect his skills and give harness to a raw talent on his way to becoming the accomplished chef he is today.

Conscious Design

Artisan interior designer, Tammara Mattingly and paper artist Karen Navalta’s sustainable interiors shimmer and sparkle creating a magical hideaway from London’s grey streets.

Consciously designed for the times we live in, Mattingly and Navalta, have together created an opulent signature look for the 100-cover dining-room and separate bar where sumptuous textures, shimmer and sparkle to lift the mood in these dark times.

Guests enter the venue through a street-level doorway adorned with giant-sized hand-crafted roses. Paper artist, Karen Navalta, in a first for London restaurant design, crafted recycled cardboard into 1000s of petals, stems and buds spraying them in rose-gold, copper and frosted plum to create a striking wall feature.

Affordable Glamour

The shimmering rose-clad doorway beckons Londoners to slip away from the grey streets down a glinting copper-toned staircase into the cavernous dining-room and low-lit cocktail bar below. Here, in the underbelly of 33 Charlotte Street, the sparkling textured interiors conjured by artisan designer Tammara Mattingly are made to lift the spirits.

Guests can sink into plush curved booths finished in rich emerald velour overhung with globes containing micro L.E.D. lights for soft, ambient lighting. Along the walls, banquettes swathed in soft damson fabric are scattered with crushed velvet cushions setting off a high fluted wall finished in two-tone metallic gold and aubergine.

Circular dining tables in dark wood are set with linen napkins, elegant stemware and comfy ‘Yves’ chairs in forest green. Mattingly’s bespoke polished plaster walls in coppers, golds and greens infuse the room with a subtle glow. Here and there, velvet drapes in crushed purple hark back to the days of those discreet curtained entrances in old-fashioned picture houses.

The effect is opulence and glamour but of the affordable kind.

Below the bustle of Charlotte Street, 1947 London is a place where time stands still; a glistening cocoon, a womb-like refuge sealed off from the woes of the world outside.

Menu

Nano Plates
For example, Beetroot Masala Uthappams £6 and Avocado Bombay Bhel £8
Small Plates
For example, Wild Mushroom Tikki & Chickpea Masala £9 and Crispy Cheese Kebabs £9
Sharing Bowls
Including Punjabi Lamb Masala £14 and 1947 Dhaaba Murg £14
Sides
Including Pomegranate Raita £6, Asparagus and Sugar snaps with Fresh Coconut £9 and Daal Tadka £8
Briyanis & Rice
A selection from Steamed Basmati £5 to Lamb Dum Biriyani £24
Breads
Such as Caramelised Onion & Cheese Nan £6 and Butter Naan £4.
Desserts
Made in-house by pastry chefs include Kulfis in Pistachio & Rose and Mango £7 and Phirni, a cardamom-flavoured rice pudding £7

Cocktails
All priced at £14 include:
Indian Rose A cosmopolitan with an Indian twist vodka, Cointreau, rooh afza, orange juice, rose syrup, lime
Hello Lassi Pina colada with no pina or colada – mango lassi, Baileys, white rum
Chai Martini An espresso martini with a little spice masala chai, Baileys, Kahlua, vodka
Mocktails
All priced at £8 include:
Holy Temple Orange juice, grenadine, ginger syrup, lime
Ginger Cucumber Lemonade Ginger, ginger syrup, cucumber, lime soda

Wines
By the glass from £6.50
Bottles from £23
Champagne and Prosecco from £32

1947 London
33 Charlotte Street,
Fitzrovia
London W1T 1RR

Booking line: 020 7693 6290
Guest Booking: reservations@1947london.com
Website: www.1947london.com

About the founders

Ajay Achara is co-owner and operator of 1947 London and the Chai Thali group. Born and bred in London he chalks up 25 years in the industry in which he excels at bringing to life his theatrical concepts.
Sukhraj Mudhar is co-owner and finance director of 1947 London and the Chai Thali Group. He oversees restaurants and nightclubs in both Mumbai and London including five franchised restaurants.
Sunil Sagaar is co-owner of 1947 London and the Chai Thali group. He owns and operates various restaurant brands including The Vietnamese Kitchen, Guidos Kitchen and Made in Chelsea. He produces successful turnkey solutions for aspiring hospitality industry entrepreneurs.

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