30% off at Matsya Indian Fine Dining in MayfairHALAL STATUS • All meat is Halal • Alcohol used in some dishes can be removed on request
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Matsya is a contemporary Indian “fine dining” venue that’s recently opened in the upmarket district of Mayfair.
Describing its food as “pan-Indian”, this 80-seater restaurant is currently in the middle of a soft opening launch and is thus offering 30% off the first visit (valid till 31st March).
While alcohol used in some dishes can be removed on request, FtL has also been informed that all meat is Halal with no pork on the menu.
With the restaurant’s bar located on the first floor only, Matsya has been taking bookings since opening last month.
Final touches to the place means that both the upstairs dining area and the private dining room downstairs in the basement will only be available after Matsya’s grand opening on 1st April.
Taking inspiration from Hindu mythology and the story of Matsya the fish, which represents the beginning of life and a fresh start, the restaurant promises to “take you on a culinary journey to understand how we have breathed new life into your traditional favourites”.
As such, the menu appears to be a colourfully vibrant and exciting one.
Therefore, expect the following as a sample of Matsya’s culinary innovation, which includes Australian Halal Wagyu that’s been graded a Beef Marble Score (BMS) of 8-9, and which, FtL has been informed by the suppliers Freedown Food, is the “highest grading” and “equivalent to [Japanese] Kobe cuisine”:
- Grills and Tawas
- Laberiyan – Long strips of Wagyu beef marinated with green chillies, roasted peanuts and yogurt with coriander.
- Mustard Marinated Cod Fillets In Banana Leaf – Cucumbers, baby shallots, cherry tomatoes and fennel chilli in orange dressing, grilled in a banana leaf.
- ‘Dum’ Masala Quails with Quail Eggs – Slow stewed quails, flavoured with tomatoes, garlic, yoghurt, mace and cardamom.
- Nalli Korma – Slow cooked lamb shank Lucknow style, smoked with cloves, flavoured with saffron and brown onions.
- Devon Crab Chilli Fry – Mango kachumber, crab meat with hint of ginger cinnamon, coriander and green chillies.
- Daab Chingri in Coconut Shell – Shrimps cooked in coconut shell with fresh coconut milk, flavoured with green chillies and Kasundhi mustard.
- Kottayam Monkfish Curry – Monkfish cooked Kerala style in a tamarind, fenugreek and chilli spiced coconut curry.
54-55 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8PG.
Opening Hours: Sunday CLOSED | Mon-Sat (Lunch) 12:00-14:30, (Dinner) 17:30-22:30