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About Nirvana

Admittedly, the stairway to heaven traditionally faces upwards, but on this occasion we invite you to descend to Nirvana, a modern Indian glass-fronted basement restaurant on that al fresco catwalk, the King’s Road (Vivienne Westwood’s shop is next door). As smart as the five-home owning, designer-label-clad locals who dine here, this restaurant is far removed from traditional Indians. Strictly modern in its elegant combination of purple paint and large mirrors, a deeply sensuous atmosphere characterizes Nirvana. Directed by Master Chef Baz (as seen on LWT’s The Borough), the menu features a selection of speciality dishes such as baked roast cauliflower in a cashew nut sauce with cheese and yoghurt. The mouthwatering Degustation and Ayurvedic menus offer healthy meal options ideally suited to the figure-watchers amongst you. Aiming to provide the full package of affordable, quality food and service, manager Wahid Ali says: "We’re the cheapest Indian on the King’s Road, that’s for sure."

Full a la carte


Lemon sole wrapped in a banana leaf, coated with coriander and mint - £4.50
Stir fried baby squid with ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves and spices - £4.25
Spicy crab cake (a coastal preparation of fresh flaked crab meat, mashed potatoes, spices, coconut, mustard and a hint of tamarind) - £3.75
Patties of lamb (meltingly soft patties of lamb, flavoured with bengal gram and spices) - £3.75
Vegetable fritter (butter fried seasonal vegetables with yoghurt and medley of chutneys - £3.50
Papri chat (small biscuits topped with chick peas, cubed boiled potatoes, seves, yoghurt and tamarind relish) - £3.25
King prawn butterfly (their own special recipe with a touch of oriental herbs) - £4.25
Vegetable platter (shallow fried potato, carrot, kidney bean cake with spices and herbs) - £4.50
Salmon and tomato soup with fresh herbs, curry leaves, coconut and spices - £3.75

Main Course

Chicken breast stuffed with peas and mushrooms, in a hot madras sauce - £9.95
Large prawn peri peri (jumbo prawns, poached in a stone ground coastal blend of peri peri masala) - £13.95
Wild duck breast braised in fine spices to create a magical concoction of delight - £10.50
Shank of lamb braised in ginger and garlic paste, with a twist of spices - £11.50
Stuffed pepper (capsicum stuffed with spicy mashed potato and nuts) - £7.95
Mussel frezi (mussel prepared with special spices, green chilli, capsicum, spring onion and curry leaves) - £7.95
Roast cauliflower with cheese, yoghurt, cashew nuts and spices - £7.75
Salmon tikka (succulent pieces of fresh salmon marinated in yoghurt, flavoured with cinnamon, star anise and broiled sesame seed) - £8.50
Karahi chicken (a speciality of northwest frontier, with coarsely roasted ground spices) - £7.50
Lamb achari (cooked in a pickle flavoured sauce) - £7.95
kerala fish curry (seasonal fish cooked south Indian style, with curry leaves) - £8.50
Kebab platter (a selection of delicious kebabs) - £11.75
Prawn biryani - £8.50


-A dessert menu is available on request


Don’t miss out on the lunch time bonanza - 3 courses for only £7.95, or how about Banquet night on Monday and Tuesday evenings - 4 courses for only £14.95.

Additional Information


430 Kings Road, SW10 0LJ

Nearest tube:

Sloane Square

Average Price:

£24 and under

Opening times:

Sun - Thurs 12 noon - 3pm & 6pm - 11.30pm. Fri - Sat 12 noon - 3pm & 6pm - 12 midnight

Dress Code:


N.B. Bookings can no longer be made for this restaurant through London Online

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