If Lasan had a trophy cabinet for every accolade it received, they’d need to get a bigger venue. Recognised as one of the top 50 restaurants in the UK by the Sunday Times, alongside a myriad of national curry awards and the honour of winning Gordon Ramsay’s ‘F Word – Best Local restaurant’, it’s reputation precedes it. And we (alongside everyone we know) think this praise is well earned.
Lasan specialises in fine Indian cuisine, merging a passion for reinvention and creativity with a pride in presentation to crate unrivalled dishes. Each item is crafted to amaze and delight diners, striving to wow you visually and leave your tastebuds dancing. Everything we’ve had the pleasure of sampling has been a masterpiece: the hearty Haleem Mutton Stew is a warming plate of delicate lentils and crispy mutton; the Monkfish Jhol is beautifully rich and fragrant with garlic-infused leeks and palak coating broad beans; the Sweet Potato Kofta boasts and superb texture owning to the yoghurt and turmeric sauce it’s simmered on. Add a couple of sides (the okra is a must) and a peshwari naan and you’ve got a decadent feast on your hands.
Cocktails also play a leading role in what makes this spot such a must-visit destination. With a collection of the finest spirits to hand, the dedicated bar team sling some of the best cocktails in town. Much like the food at Lasan, the cocktail menu is also effortlessly creative, boasting a whole host of imaginative servings. For a sweet treat, the Jinn Genie is the one - an illuminous slender glass of spirits that shifts from bright green to blue in the blink of an eye. The Flora Bhati is also impossible to resist with it’s crisp bubbly texture and cirtusy twist of lime and delicate floral garnish.
We can’t help but sing praises for Lasan; every aspect of what they do is just so well received time and time again. And if it sounds too good to be true? Well, you’ll have to book a table and go and see for yourself if you don’t believe us.