There’s no doubting it, Chutney Mary is a lavish and flamboyant experience (with a price tag to match it) but the food isn’t pretentious or fussy.
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There’s no doubting it, Chutney Mary is a lavish and flamboyant experience (with a price tag to match it) but the food isn’t pretentious or fussy.89
Many of the Chelsea-era Mary’s signature dishes, including the green curry, have remained, but there are new temptations, such as sautéed Cornish crab in chilli butter and lobster biryani.88
This is food that is as enjoyable as it is eye-opening. A side order of Sarson ka saag (mustard leaves, sorrel, butter and jaggery) tastes like fiery creamed spinach and, though simple, is so perfectly balanced in flavour it is one of the finest things you will eat here.91
It’s a place for entertaining business colleagues, for romancing over a candlelit meal, or even to keep mid-afternoon hunger pangs at bay with chilli cheese toast and a cold beer.88