Zaika to reopen at its original site in Kensington
Jan 2015 - by
The once famed Indian restaurant Zaika, which in its original guie bestowed a Michelin star upon its then head chef Vineet Bhatia only to be taken over by the Tamarind Collection subsequently and then shut down to be replaced by One Kensington, is making a return.
Opening in its original site, the restaurant will be a “re-imagined” Zaika as the owners are proclaiming. With 120 covers, the orperation will be headed by ex-Maze and Savoy Grill chef Sanjay Gour as the executive chef and Dayashankar Sharma as the head chef. Emphasis will be on north Indian Awadhi cooking.
Dishes will include palak-pattak chaat, samudri khazana, hron keema and murgh kurchan, amongst various other items. Desserts will reflect Gours experience as a pastry chef, with the likes of ‘old monk’ rum baba, lauki kheer and matka kulfi on the menu.
The drinks list will include a number of Indian beers and signature cocktails whilst the bar menu will serve Indian snacks.