Rara, found in Sandycombe Road in Kew, is the rare kind of restaurant that cynical Londoners will cross a river for. Baz, the enthusiastic and welcoming owner, is worth the trip on his own; his passion for traditional Nepalese cuisine is infectious. Rara's minimalist dining room - with cream leather banquettes and beautiful fresh flowers - belies the sensational flavours and exquisite presentation of the food. Cooked without Ghee butter, and made using spices freshly ground in the kitchen, the dishes here are superb. Our favourites include the master chef's King Prawn Jhalfrezi with lemon rice, the Rara Special Mix - chicken tikka, sautéed mushrooms and samosas, and the Gurkhali Lamb - a spicy Nepalese village-style lamb curry.
Sample a la carte
- Vegetable samosa (a delicious pyramid-shaped package of potato, sautéed onion, garlic and coriander, tightly wrapped in a flat pastry, seasoned and fried) £2.50
- King prawn aduwa (king prawn marinated in a special blend of green herbs and olive oil, cooked in our tandoor and served with fresh green salad) £5.95
- Malai chicken (cubed pieces of chicken breast marinated in a lightly spiced 'malai blend' of fresh herbs and cooked in a tandoor, served with salad) £3.95
- Kebab rasilo (a healthy serving of skewered minced lamb with freshly ground spices, cooked in a tandoor to seal in the flavour, and served piping hot with a salad garnish) £3.95
Other starters are available.
- Durbaria bhale (breast of chicken seared in the clay oven, then pan-cooked in a new blend of spices and herbs with green peppers, onions and tomatoes, all to create a mouth-watering masala sauce. Prepared mild to medium according to your taste and preference) £8.95
- King prawn miteri (a superb king prawn curry prepared with blend of herbs and spices specially cooked with lemon grass for a tangy flavour. Prepared medium to hot according to your taste and preference) £10.95
- Gurkhali lamb (a hot and spicy nepalese village-style lamb curry, enjoyed by gurkhas and popular all over the country. Our master chef reproduces this authentic dish exclusively for rara customers) £8.95
- Chicken tikka bhuna (succulent pieces of chicken breast initially cooked in a tandoor and then added to a medium hot masala sauce where the chicken further cooks in its own juices, resulting in strong flavours with only a little sauce) £7.50
- Saag gosth (tender lamb cooked with fresh spinach leaves, tomatoes and onions to give a taste-bud tingling curry sensation) £6.50
- Aloo chana (a delightful preparation of potatos and chickpeas. Prepared mild or medium) £4.75
Other main courses are available.
- Fantastica (individual vanilla and caramel ice cream, decorated with chocolate
ball and caramel ripple) £3.95
- Phewa (thick and creamy vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and pieces, in a wafer basket) £3.95
- Gulab Jamun (a traditional Indian dessert made with milk and served in golden syrup)£2.95
- Kulfi (Traditional indian dairy ice cream made with fresh cream. Available in Almond,
Pistachio& Mango flavours) £2.95
Other desserts are available.
279 Sandycombe Road, TW9 3LU
£24 and Under
Mon - Thurs: 6pm - 11pm
Fri & Sat: 6pm - 11:30pm
Sun: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Smart / Casual