Cinnamon Culture

4.4
234 Reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
Cinnamon Culture is a fine Indian dining restaurant recommended by both the Michelin and Hardens guides. It is the perfect setting in which to sample contemporary Indian cookery.
Here you’ll taste tantalising homemade chutneys, delve into stunning starters and enjoy the kitchen’s breathtakingly creative plated main dishes, created with one eye on the traditional and another very much on current and up and coming trends. Unusually for an Indian restaurant, Cinnamon Culture places much of its focus on its dessert menu, allowing for further inventiveness in twisting together Eastern and Western ideas.
Cinnamon Culture’s décor makes the most of high ceilings and skylights with modern flock wallpaper, fishhook chandeliers and tasteful photography of Raj artefacts. A chrome and cream bar with its high stools and array of fabulous cocktails extends your evening beyond simply dining while the large garden is the setting for summer barbeques with an Indian flavour.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 234 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great place... food and service spot on.... very expensive

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent curry, high end food, all our items were very good with quality ingredients.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent . Fantastic menu . Very interesting . Very friendly helpful staff . Highly recommend friends and family visit .

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vipNoodun
London
51 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff in a warm, cosy restaurant. This place could feel a bit like a barn as it's quite big but it has a very pleasant atmosphere.
Food is imaginative and tasty and the cocktails are lovely.
Our mains were really good but the side dishes were excellent, especially the black lentils - husband never thought he'd prefer lentils to lamb!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food and service was below average for the very high cost which was nearly £75/head. When the bill came up they tried to charge us for 5 portions of onion bhajis at approx £35. They said we’d had them but after a small disagreement agreed to remove them but obviously no apology. Will not return

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MrsLLondon
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit and the food was just as lovely, particularly enjoyed my starter which was the Shakarkandi chaat and my husband loved his ostrich.
Ambiance was great and the service impeccable. My children were made thoroughly welcome and we all loved the food.
Will definitely be back, It’s the best restaurant in Bromley.

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Chez
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was delicious. Some of the portion sizes were a little small, but the mains were a good size. Definitely will return as there were loads of other dishes we were desperate to try! Friendly staff and delicious cocktails too.

JC
JanC
London
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

it was most tasteless food and not that cheap too. wont recommend to anyone

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Foxy
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Extensive menu with a lot of dishes that we had never seen before. Well cooked food with tasty sauces and very well presented, really enjoyable evening.

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diii
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
48 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant food is exceptional. Slightly expensive but definitely worth a visit if you enjoy Indian food

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vipLeahg
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lovely staff food was ok but just too expensive

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Dilip
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very good dinner. The food was very good and tasty. The service was excellent. Would definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Highly recommend

JO
vipJohnO
Oxford
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic restaurant with a a great varied menu with unusual dishes you would not normally find in an Indian restaurant! Excellent service and we look forward to returning in the future.

HV
HansaV
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.
Slightly pricey but we would visit again as the food was delicious

AJ
AnneJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was such a pity that we were the only customers for lunch. Food and service were excellent.

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IanS
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our party of four arrived to a warm welcome at the Cinnamon Culture and were presented with menus with an explanation and helpful recommendations. We were all delighted with our choices from the
'Set" 2 course £22 menu and all chose different starters and side dishes. The whole meal was excellent quality particularly the the Lamb Samosas and Patiala fish curry and Veg Biryani, all were very delicious as was the Karahi Lamb. The service was very attentive and professional. We have no hesitation in recommending a visit and we will be returning to sample more of the interesting menus.

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vipHungrychick78
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as usual - we normally get our take out from here but going to have a meal just adds another level. Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious as usual. Regular visitor with family and friends.

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vipNneka
London
24 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service from an excellent waitress.
Kid vindaloo was to die for.
Wife very happy with her choice too.
Wines reasonably priced and decent selection.
Played our requested music for our date.
Will return for sure. A+ experience.

GB
GeethaB
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We loved the presentation of the food and would like to congratulate the chef on his artistic talents. It was definitely a very sumptuous meal and our group enjoyed it very much.
However, I must say the cocktails were very watered down and you couldn’t taste the spices as mentioned in the description on the menu.

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David
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service had a great time

JG
JulesG
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined here several times and Cinnamon Culture never disappoints. They are family friendly with fantastic service, decent prices, but most importantly always serve great food and are happy to customise the dishes on offer for a fussy student who recently went vegan AND gluten-free. If you love trying new cocktails, I would recommend their Indian spice-based range, especially the signature 'Cinnamon Culture' with bourbon and cinnamon - delicious!

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AnitaP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am Indian and very picky about Indian restaurants I dine at because I'm looking for the authentic taste and flavours, not some bland supermarket-style, anglicized Indian food. I'm happy to say that Cinnamon Culture delivered on all fronts. Baingan rings with Chettinad sauce was one of the best dishes I had in a long time. Smoky, full of flavour aubergines and delicious, richly textured sauce with split peas, (freshly!) grated coconut and mustard seeds. The layers of tastes were simply unbelievable and the sauce - usually blended to a pulp elsewhere - had distinguishable ingredients and oh so much texture. My husband had Keralan style buffalo with fresh green peppercorns and he raved about the style of cooking where the ingredients were actually still part of presentation and not over-cooked to an unrecognizable oblivion. For me this is a proof of freshness and having been served a great quality produce. Service was prompt yet relaxed, friendly and chatty. Despite visiting a fine dining restaurant, we felt relaxed, warmly welcomed, with not a shred of stiffness, self-importance or grandeur one may experience in Central London. We loved it and definitely will be back.

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RoddyD
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night out was a treat for my lady for the Int Womens Day and it didn't disappoint. From warm welcome, drinks at the lounge to three course feast - they ticked all the boxes. the flavours were awesome, portions generous, service spot on. Excellent night out and good value for money in our humble Bromley backyard. Will be returning as booked for Mothers Day specials already.

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BromleyBill
London
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful room. Not a typical cheap Indian meal but well worth every penny. Maitre d’ exceptional with first class attention to customers. Very good well priced cocktails. Best biryani I have ever tasted (including many in India)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were well looked after and the food was wonderful

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pastalover
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was my friends birthday treat. No treats were offered to her though!!

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HarryM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a pick of two Indian restaurants and randomly chose this one. Glad we did. Food was wonderful and overall experience lovely. Next time I’m in London it would be on my list to go to again.

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StephP
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is our local go-to for an Indian meal. The friendly atmosphere and exquisite, inventive cuisine keeps us coming back again and again. Despite busy setting on our last visit, the service was as courteous and attentive as always. We were even treated to the off-the-menu fresh brandy truffles made by one of the chefs earlier, which was a lovely gesture. We'll be back!

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PeterG
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food very good but a little expensive. Ambience ok but he place can feel a bit empty

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DSpenceComedy
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My partner and I arrived and was greeted with a smile which is always a great start when visiting somewhere new.

We was seated and given menus and poppadoms with various chutneys which were very yummy while we decided on what to eat,

The lady that served us was very knowledgeable about the menu and the food which is always good, I have to say the fish and the meat dishes we ordered were cooked to perfection, my partner enjoyed her squid and seabass immensely too... my only two discrepancies were my mojito I ordered (which is a drink I order in every restaurant I go to as everyone makes if differently ) was severely lacking rum and was just ice, mint, water and a lot of lime juice.. not good but refreshing o guess.. and my partner ordered a salad which was totally forgotten but when I reminded a staff member about it ... he then disappeared into the kitchen and very loud angry voices and shouting could be heard thru out the restaurant ... which was also commented on my fellow customers too which is not a good thing
But the salad was brought promptly and all was well.

All in all we had a nice time on our first visit as the restaurant is nicely decorated and spacious with a lovely outside area if you wish to dine outside too... and for a Indian restaurant this is rare and unique.

Thank you for having us

Couple in red.

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RobertS
London
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delightful visit. At first we enjoyed a couple of drinks in the garden, but with the temperature still high despite the late hour, we moved inside to the pleasantly air-conditioned, cool interior. The food was absolutely sensational - every dish was an explosion of flavour and beautifully presented. The chaat salad has to be the best I ever tried and the lamb chops were tender and well-spiced. And don't get me started on the lovely rich flavour of the wild prawns - to die for! The staff could not have been more helpful, kind, attentive and always with a smile on their face. Nothing was too much trouble. What is so great about this place is that it is not pretentious, but rather very relaxed and yet it has a special atmosphere. I would definitely recommend and go back. Thank you!

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Antonio
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice food and welcoming although a bit cold atmosphere.

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Katsb
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Father’s Day set menu limited for vegetarian

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calistiger
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinning experience. Quality indian cuisine, not your usual curry house fare. Went with my wife we had crab and ostrich starters Buffalo stir fry, kid goat vindaloo. All was very tasty. Good wine list and cocktails. Service good. Worth a visit. Will go back again

GC
GaryC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word superb! All five off us were very impressed by the standard and finesse of the food, it's presentation and the general ambience. If you want to impress someone important, who is at all interested in fine Indian dining, this is the place to go! Even the music was well chosen, interesting, without being too intrusive. Good taste exemplified!

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BromleySimon
London
59 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A meet up with friends was the occasion and Cinnamon Culture didn't disappoint. The service was perhaps a little patchy, probably more through inexperience than anything but the staff were keen to please. Food was very good but a little on the pricey side. However, you will eat something completely different to a standard Indian restaurant here.

JC
JanetC
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As it was a Tuesday night not many people there but wonderful food.

FAQs

Cinnamon Culture does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Cinnamon Culture also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8289 0322.

Cinnamon Culture is rated 4.4 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.