Rasa, W1S 1AD
- 020 7629 1346
- 6 Dering Street, W1S 1AD
- noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm Mon-Sat; closed Sun
Indian restaurant, part of a small chain, tucked away on Dering Street (a quiet little lane just off Oxford Street).
Unlike some of the others in the chain, the menu here includes meat and fish. It has a slightly reduced range of vegetarian options compared to the N16 branch and is slightly more expensive (as one might expect from the location), but the snacks and dosas are the same old familiar friends.
Kat and Rick visited on a Thursday evening in June 2016. We hadn't booked and it was reasonably busy, but we were found a table straight away. Kat's adipoli erachi mulegu (lamb curry with shallots and coconut, £9.50) was deliciously rich. The nair dosa (£10) was huge and also delicious, served with side pots of sambar and coconut chutney.
Kat's verdict: I've been a big fan of the whole chain for some years now, and this branch is a fine example. I'd recommend it if you're in the area.
itsbruce's verdict: This is high quality Indian cuisine, much lighter and healthier than the stodge found in the typical British curry house; it's also a little more expensive, but well worth it. The presentation and quality of the food is excellent, right from the appacham and banana chips that arrive at the start of the meal. I usually order one of the fish dishes and have never been disappointed. The service is good and the staff are friendly and helpful.
Accessibility: The restaurant is on the ground and first floors, and the stairs to the upper floor (where the toilets are located) are quite steep and curved.