To celebrate the launch of their new lunchtime menu, Darbaar, the award winning, fine dining Indian restaurant in The City will launch a series of lunchtime masterclasses with Chef Patron Abdul Yaseen.

Former Head Chef of renowned Cinnamon Club, Abdul Yaseen has created a menu inspired by the Royal Courts of India and will showcase the very best of Indian cuisine.  As part of the set lunch menu, Chef Abdul will teach diners his tricks of the trade with a series of 20 minute masterclasses with subjects including how to make the perfect rice, how to marinade and how to work with spices.

The masterclass will be hosted at the counter seating overlooking the open kitchen and afterwards diners can then enjoy a set lunch menu priced at £13 for two courses and £16 for three.

Diners can look forward to starters of Lamb Chapli Kebab with Smoked Aubergine Salsa, Sweet Corn Soup and Spinach Fritters with main course highlights including Desi Paneer Bhurji Nanza with Smoked Chillies and Bombay Masala Baby Chicken Pilau with Raita. Desserts will feature Carrot Hulwa Cake and Caramel Shrikhand and Gulab Jamun Dumpling with Rice Kheer.

The first masterclass will take place on Thursday 2nd March at 12.30pm, followed by 16th March and 30th March at the same times.

Of the masterclasses, Chef Abdul says ‘We all know that time is precious, especially in The City – so we wanted to create a fun and interactive experience that would only last an hour.  Many people have a misconception that Indian cuisine is heavy and rich and with this menu I wanted to create something that was light, quick and delicious’.

To book please contact
020 7422 4100

1 Snowden Street
Broadgate Quarter
London EC2A 2DQ



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Notes to Editors

Launched in November 2015, Darbaar is a 220-cover restaurant in Shoreditch and features an open kitchen with counter seating, a wood fired oven (for the artisan bread, Nanza), a charcoal Robata grill, 20-cover private dining area and a 12-cover Chef’s Table.

Darbaar won Best Newcomer in the 2016 British Curry Awards.

Darbaar is the brainchild of Abdul Yaseen, former head chef of the renowned Cinnamon Club. Arriving in Britain 20 years ago from Jaipur, Abdul is well-known for being a dynamic, creative and innovative Indian chef; his style combines the highlights of the East and best of the West. Pushing the boundaries, Chef Abdul experiments with different flavours and re-interprets staple traditional dishes. Abdul won the British BBQ championships and the Canape Cup at Square Meal Venues and Events three years in a row, and regularly features on ITV and BBC2. He has recently been featured in the Celebrity Masterchef UK 2016, The Hairy Bikers, Great Britain’s Best Dish and The Alan Titchmarsh Show.