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Lunch Menu 

Welcome onboard the Darjeeling Express.

"The menu is a homage to my memories of long railway journeys in India with my family in the 70s and 80s. My most memorable journey was in winter when we travelled  for two days and a night and crossed gigantic rivers beds along the way and early in the morning we would cross the mighty Ganges river and go over the banks of the burning ghats of Varanasi. 

I would wake up early with my father to watch the sun rise before the rest of the family and we were served breakfast from the buffet carriage. Every station we stopped at along the way was packed with myriad food stalls and hawkers would jump into the moving train as it left the station and sell samosas and tea calling out “chai garam” (hot tea) as they moved from one compartment to another. When the train pulled into the next stop- the chai seller would jump off and another food hawker selling street food would get on. 

The food on this railway journey was always special- we would travel through unfamiliar territory and you could notice the regional changes as we left Bengal. From Calcutta to Covent Garden- I have designed a menu that reflects my childhood railway journeys of flavours and spices."

- Asma Khan, Founder & Owner

We are offering our Lunch Menu available for eat-in, takeaway or collection. 
For delivery within a 3 km radius, Deliveroo and UberEat are available.

 
For Delivery further away, we advise to order a collection and organise a driver via your preferred cab service.

 

MENU

SMALL PLATES 

 

BHEL PURI  - 6.5 Ve

Street food of puff rice, tamarind chutney, potatoes & seve, green chilies and chopped coriander 

(contains gluten)

 

DAHI PAPRI CHAAT -  7 V

Papri, potato, chickpeas, sev, with spiced yogurt,  tamarind and green chilli chutney 

(contains dairy)

PUCHKAS 6 pieces - 7 Ve

Wheat shells filled with spiced chickpeas, potatoes and tamarind water 

(contains gluten)

VADA PAU - 6 Ve

The Bombay bun stuffed with a spiced potato chickpea coated ball with chutney 

(contains gluten)

MUTTON SHAMMI KABAB KATI ROLL - 10.5 

Paratha and egg wrap with Shammi Kabab stuffing, onions and green chillies

(contains gluten, eggs)

CHICKEN KATI ROLL - 10 

Paratha and egg wrap with chicken kebab, onions and chopped green chillies

(contains gluten, eggs)

VEG.PANEER CHOP  KATI ROLL - 8.5 V

Paratha and egg wrap with Paneer, chopped vegetable, onions and green chillies 

(contains gluten, eggs, dairy)

LARGE PLATES - served with rice 

PRAWN MALAI CURRY - 15

Traditional Bengali dish where the base is coconut milk

(contains dairy, crustaceans) 

METHI CHICKEN - 15

The dried fenugreek leaves give the rich tomato based gravy a wonderful flavour.

(contains dairy)

LAMB TAMATAR GOSHT - 16

Slow cooked Lamb in fragrant spices in a tomato base

(contains almonds)

BAADAMI BAINGAN AUBERGINE  - 13 Ve

Sesame, coconut, almond and peanut base with tamarind 

(contains peanuts, sesame)

KALA CHANNA - 11 Ve

Black chickpeas, cooked with chillies & ginger

SIDES

MIRCHI KA SALAAN - 5 Ve

Green chillies and onion gravy with curry leaves and roasted peanuts,

coconut and sesame seeds 

(contains nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds)

BEETROOT RAITA - 5 V

Spiced yogurt with raw grated British beetroot 
(contains dairy)

BENGALI ALOO DAM - 5 Ve

Spicy & tangy potatoes infused with panch phoran, coriander

(contains mustard)

TAMARIND DAL - 5 Ve

Slow cooked tangy & spicy lentils tempered with garlic, dried red chilies, cumin and curry leaves 

PEAS PULAO - 3.5 Ve

Rice cooked with green peas 

PARATHAS - 5 Ve

Fried flat bread 2 pieces 

(contains gluten)

ALOO PARATHA - 7 Ve

Two parathas stuffed with spiced potatoes 

(contains gluten)

DESSERTS

GAJAR KA HALWA - 5 V

Carrots, slowly cooked in milk over several hours. The halwa is then cooked down with ghee and sugar. Garnished with pistachios and cream 

(contains dairy, nuts)

KHOOBANI KA MEETHA - 5 Ve

Stewed hunza apricots with pistachios &  with cream  

(contains dairy, nuts) 

KHEER  - 5 V

Traditional chilled spiced rice and milk dessert

(contains dairy)

SPECIALITY DRINKS

MASALA CHAI - 3.50 V

Traditional spiced milk  tea 

NIMBU PANI 4.50 Ve

Homemade lemonade  

INDIAN ICED COFFEE 5.50 V

Iced coffee served with ice cream

MANGO LASSI - 5.00 V

TEA

Adrak Chai  - 3.50  | Darjeeling Tea - 4.00  | Fresh Mint Tea - 3.50

Black tea with -  Oat / Coconut / Soya/ Dairy milk - 3.50 

COLD DRINKS

KARMA COLA - 4.50 


V=Vegetarian Ve=Vegan

 

MENU DISCLAIMER

Menus on the website are subject to change due to availability therefore an alternative dish will be offered in its place and we will always try to accommodate customers needs.

All of our food is freshly prepared and cooked to order, if you have any allergens please inform/ask a member of waiting staff who will advise of all ingredients used. Further Allergen Information available below.