Wednesday 4 May 2011

Namaaste Kitchen: Elegant, imaginative and delicious Indian cuisine, with a GF Menu

Namaaste Kitchen isn't your typical Indian restaurant.

Located in Camden on the quiet street Parkway, Namaaste Kitchen has a modern elegant interior, and just as modern and elegant food. The menu is packed with new and intriguing dishes - anyone for a Mungalore Dorset Crab curry?

I've been several times, and I'm really please to say that they now have a gluten free menu! Even though most Indian dishes are safe, sometimes it's hard to know for sure what flours are being used in what dishes, and whether there is any cross contamination. So it's a great help when you get a gluten free menu and learn that they will make a Soft Shell Crab for you gluten free (with a rice flour tempura flour especially!)

The food is served in a more European style of set courses, rather than several dishes in the middle of the table. Good if you don't want to be overly stuffed! I adored the flavours of the Coriander and Lime Chicken Tikka, and the surprisingly delicious fusion of marinated portobello mushroom stuffed with figs green chilli and cashews with a curry leaf dressing. The Spicy Soft Shell crab was fantastic - the sauce it was served with complementing it perfectly.

The choices for main courses are many - practically all are gluten free actually. I tried the Chettinad Chicken From Tamil Nadu - a dark rich coconut curry with coconut rice - totally delicious. My friends had the monkfish (delicate and juicy) and the lamb (moorish!), it's a great place for both a group of friends or for an intimate dinner for two.

The service is excellent; attentive and not intrusive, just as you would hope from a fine dining restaurant. The prices are very reasonable. I'd recently been to michelin starred Benares, and found Namaaste to be just as good at half the price! For your next Indian craving get thee to Camden pronto!

Gluten Free Knowledge: ★★★★★
Gluten Free Range: ★★★★★
Taste: ★★★★
Atmosphere: ★★★★

Verdict: Delicious Indian cuisine with a modern twist.


  1. There is some delicious food being serving and i want to eat it.

  2. What a wonderful blog and timely find for me as I am headed to London next week. It is my second visit. Last January I spent 6 days in London and had Indian food every single night! It is always hard to navigate as a Celiac when traveling so I really appreciate your blog! My partner loves pasta so I am hoping to try the spot you reviewed, La Porchetta if it isn't too far out of the central London.

  3. La Porchetta is in Chalk Farm/ Camden - so you could combine it with a visit to the Camden Market! Also to note there are a couple of chain restaurants that you will see in central London that offer gluten free pasta - Carluccio's (they have a gf menu), and Bella Italia (also has gf pizza).

    I hope you have a great trip!

  4. Hi, we thought that you might like to know that Grace Cheetham author of "Simply Gluten-Free Cookbook" will be coming to Dulwich Books in West Dulwich SE21 on Friday 24th to talk about cooking the gluten free way and providing helpful tips and samples of her food. We would love if you were able to come along and feel free to invite friends. It's free! Hopefully see you there. Thanks Sheila

  5. Went there on Friday after discovering your blog. The food was truly top class and delicious. I've previously eaten at Atul Kochhar's Benare and it was up there with that but half the price. Great deals via Top Table too.

    Will be trying the pizza at Stingray Cafe next as that's very local to me.

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Amazing blog, and with this help I went here for a birthday dinner. Amazing. Dedicated menu for the coeliac people, which is just as vast as the real menu. Great experience, definately worth a visit.


  7. Scrumptious I liking food

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