Chef Peter Joseph launches solo restaurant Kahani in Chelsea
HALAL STATUS Halal food menu (except game, prepped & cooked separately) • Alcohol served
Former executive chef at Michelin-starred Tamarind, Peter Joseph, has launched his first solo restaurant Kahani in Chelsea this week.
Located opposite the iconic Cadogan Hall, the 90-cover restaurant is inspired by Peter’s upbringing in Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India.
And the good news is that FtL can confirm that “Kahani is Halaal certified, with all dishes being Halaal” except for the game meat.
“Kahani means ‘story’ and I am thrilled to be embarking on this new chapter in my life. Love for food and a pursuit of excellence in all that I commit to has taken me on a fascinating journey and I want to keep innovating and pushing boundaries with my food to ensure that people keep following my story and coming back for more,” Peter said.
I want to keep innovating and pushing boundaries with my food to ensure that people keep following my story and coming back for more – Chef Peter Joseph
Starters at Kahani have been designed as finger food in keeping with the Chef’s community focused spirit and include dishes such as: octopus and tandoori calamari served with kasoondi mustard and aloo pomelo chaat, and a samosa platter with Punjabi aloo, Kolhapuri chicken and Chettinad venison.
The ‘classics’ section offers dishes cooked by either a tandoor or robata grill and feature options like:
- Smoked Malabar prawns with fresh turmeric, coconut and curry leaves.
- Gressingham duck breast with coriander, pokharaya chutney and a Jaitooni naan.
- Tandoori broccoli marinated in honey, nigella seeds and wheat crisps.
While there’s only two curries available, namely the ‘Kahani’ butter chicken, and the Nalli Gosht, there’s a Thalassery Biryani, as well as an excellent selection of vegetarian and vegan options.
Desserts play an important role too, with the likes of a raspberry and mint ‘melt in the middle’ cheesecake; a chilli chocolate mousse bomb; and a tandoori pineapple crème brûlée with coconut flavoured steamed yoghurt.
Kahani also has specials that change daily depending on what produce is available to the restaurant as well as tasting menus.
1 Wilbraham Place, London, SW1X 9AE.
Opening Hours: Mon–Sun (Lunch) 12:00–15:00, (Dinner) 17:00–22:30