INTRODUCING THE BHENDI BAZAAR
Secreted away high above the bustling streets of Covent Garden is London’s newest secret drinking and dining den, Bhendi Bazaar, where renowned chef, Vivek Singh, takes you on a clandestine culinary adventure.
Created in collaboration with The East India Company London Dry Gin and Franklin & Sons and seating just 12, Bhendi Bazaar offers Vivek’s deliciously differently, subtly spiced dishes and cut-above cocktails.
Leave the bustling cold streets of London behind and be transported to the magical city of Mumbai and its Bhendi Bazaar, once described by the British as ‘Behind the Bazaar’ due to its tucked away location north of the city’s Crawford market.
Wind your way up the narrow staircase to the top floor of Cinnamon Bazaar and escape to this louche bordello-style room strewn with candles and complete with antique day beds, low tables and pink drapes for a magical dining experience.
The Bhendi Bazaar thali menu features a selection of unique dishes, created exclusively for the pop-up. For just £30 per person, the eight-course feast plus naan, raita and chutneys, includes beautifully presented dishes such as traditional Bengali-style holiday lamb curry; Punjabi chicken butter masal; Alleppey shrimp curry with green mango, crispy fried cod Amritsari and simmered black dal Makhani. An exclusively vegetarian thali feast is also available with vibrant dishes like Jaipur okra curry, Punjabi vegetable samosa and Mughlai mushroom curry to name a few.
Three bespoke cocktails have also been created specifically for Bhendi Bazaar. The signature serve is an intoxicating East India Gin cocktail infused with hemp and Franklin & Sons natural Indian tonic water with other cocktails including the Snake Charmer and The Lady of the Bazaar.
The Bhendi Bazaar pop-up is ideal for intimate Christmas parties and suppers, but individual tables are available. For December only (lunch and dinner): catch it while you can. Reservations: just drop us a call on 02073951400 and quote: Bhendi Bazaar
Award-winning mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan, has been busy working with us to create a signature Cocktail Menu to launch exclusively at Cinnamon Bazaar.
The bespoke cocktail menu from Ryan, who is at the forefront of innovation in the drinks industry, works in perfect synergy with our food menu. Cocktails include unique flavours such as carrot infused gin with curry leaf, ginger and cinnamon, crafted to pair with dishes on the menu or to be enjoyed on their own.
Our signature Masala Colae Float includes aged rum, Karma Cola and masala ice cream, whilst Makhani Gin Fizz features Beefeater Gin, shaken with cream, saffron tincture, almond, lemon, egg white and soda.
The Bazaar Old Fashioned with coconut washed Indian Scotch, coconut sugar and burnt cinnamon is a tipple guaranteed to tempt anyone.
If you’re a fan of the traditional favourite halwa pudding, you’ll love the Gajar Army & Navy which mixes carrot-infused Colombo Gin with honey-cashew orgeat & lemon, dusted with carrot powder.
Also featured are a selection of classics with a Bazaar-style twist. The Falooda Swizzel is our take on a mojito, with white rum, basil seed, creme d’abricot, lime, & amaranth cress. Whilst our speciality Gin Julep features Star of Bombay gin, mint, amchoor green mango, and black cardamom.
Vivek Singh comments: “As one of the world’s best bartenders, I knew Ryan would come up with an amazing list and he hasn’t disappointed! The cocktails are unique, interesting and pair perfectly with the market-inspired dishes on our menu.”
Ryan Chetiyawardana comments: “Teaming up with Vivek on this project was great fun. The concept of Cinnamon Bazaar is incredibly playful with so many flavour possibilities, so creating the cocktails was exciting. I look forward to seeing what everyone thinks!”
We chat about Chaat a lot of Cinnamon Bazaar… in case you don’t know what it is, chaat – a classic savoury delicacy – usually eaten on the road side from stalls and food carts in India. It has a mouthful of exploding flavour, tangy, spicy, sweet and moreish. The perfect starter (and main for some people!).
Did you know that we have our own Chaat street cart… Chammiyya (although she stays inside..!) #instagramworthy
At Cinnamon Bazaar, for £15 per person, you can enjoy all you can eat chaat plus a special Bazaar main dish! It is incredible and available from 12pm – 5pm Monday to Friday.
BE TOGETHER THIS FESTIVE SEASON
It always comes around so quickly but we don’t mind as it’s our favourite time of the year.
Whether you’re celebrating with friend, family or colleagues we have what it takes to add a bit of sparkle to this years proceedings.
Why not make this year’s celebrations that extra bit special and have your party in our Private Dining Room, Khari Baoli. Inspired by one of the oldest spice markets in India, Khari Baoli has been trading in spice since 1551. Generations of traders have gathered among the haze of spice and delicious aromas to sell their wares for hundreds of years, banter and barter is all part of the bustling backdrop energy to the laughter and entertaining of clients with snacks and drinks.
We’d be happy to host your party for 12 or more our beautifully appointed Private Dining Room.
Treat yourself to our Luxury menu, after all you’ve made it to the end of the year. So why not celebrate in style.
Our original & innovative signature house cocktails have been created through a unique collaboration between Cinnamon Bazaar’s Vivek Singh & award-winning mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan. The cocktails have been created to perfectly pair with our menu, and ignite a sensory adventure through the market places of the old imperial trade routes.
Take the stress out of Christmas day; kick back, relax and sip on a cocktail while we run around like elves making sure you have the day of dreams.
If that wasn’t enough we’ve only gone and organised a New Years Eves menu to top all New Years Eve menus. With scrummy food and delicious drinks you’ll be glad your started the year off the right way.
Need a little pick me up? Feeling a little weary? Why not take a break and indulge in little bit of British tradition. From a special treat to a welcome break from a hectic days shopping our afternoon tea will hit the spot.
Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford is thought to have been the inventor of afternoon tea in the mid 1840’s at a time when most people only had two meals a day (breakfast and a late dinner around 8pm). She’s reported to have complained of ‘having that sinking feeling’ late afternoon. The remedy to that sinking feeling was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir
A while later friends were invited to join her and fashionable society caught onto the craze. Fast forward and here we are at Cinnamon Bazaar, but we couldn’t just serve you Afternoon Tea, we’ve given it a twist and are proud to serve you our Traders High Chai.
Freshly brewed masala chai, flavoursome nibbles including Bhangra Lamb slider, to Aloo Tikki Chart and indulgent Carrot Halwa Roll
Available Monday to Sunday from 3pm to 5.30pm
Tea for One 17.50 per person
Tea for Two 35.00. Add two glasses of Cinnamon Bellini 45.00
Evening Standard’s Night Market, celebrating summer in London.
Join us from Wednesday 7th June to Monday 12th June where you’ll find us at London’s hottest Night Market.
Come and enjoy real Indian heritage as the centuries-old vibrant energy of the bazaar meets the bustle of urban London.
Cinnamon Bazaar is proud to be one of the lucky 50 chosen to represent some of London’s most diverse eateries and favourite chef’s in one iconic location. Perk Field near Kensington Garden will host this first festival until Sunday 18th June 2017.
To experience our must eat menu pop along Monday to Thursday 5pm to 10.30pm, Friday from 5pm to 11pm, Saturday from 11am to 4pm reopening 5pm to 11pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm reopening from 5pm to 10.30pm.
We will be bringing you the best in authentic Indian street food with inspirations from the kitchens of our very own Bazaar.
Try the perfectly combined flavours of our Padpi Chaat with its crisp wheat and tangy tamarind, laced with cooling yoghurt and chickpea vermicelli to regionally inspired Samosa Chaat with that all important piping hot samosa, curried white peas and tamarind chutney.
With tastes to suit every pallet you’ll be queuing up for seconds.
Enjoy 3 courses, sides & a brand new Mr Lyan Holi inspired cocktail for £35…
With clouds clearing and brighter days ahead, spring has started to fall at Cinnamon Bazaar. To celebrate the changing of seasons we’ve been busy preparing for the yearly anticipated festival of colour ‘Holi’. Officially taking place on 13th of March, we’ve got the festivities started a little early with our new menu starting today.
We have carefully put together a few of our festival favourites in one colourful tasty menu. Enjoy three courses, sharing sides & coffee for £35.00 per person, plus an exclusive Bhaang Sour cocktail by Mr Lyan’s Ryan Chetiyawardana.
The annual Hindu festival of Holi brings marketstalls across India to life – and we’re not just talking about the rainbow coloured paint-pelting that takes place on our streets! Our new special Holi Menu combines some of our favourite festival bazaar dishes, with some seasonal Spring dishes…
– Sip on our newest limited-edition Mr Lyan cocktail the Bhaang Sour. Created specifically for Holi 2017, this is our little homage to the bhang drink traditional drunk by Hindu’s in India which typically contains hemp (don’t worry our version uses a herbal syrup that replicates the flavour with none of the bad side effects!)
– Start your meal with a Chaat Bazaar – a sharing selection of our famous chaat dishes for the table
– Choose your main course of either Tandoori Kentish lamb fillet, mint chilli korma, masala cashew nut, or Lucknow style chicken biryani, burhani raita, or Kabuli kofta: chickpea, spinach and dried fruits, tomato fenugreek sauce
– Enjoy sharing sides for the table of our signature house black dal and garlic naan
– Finish up your meal with a traditional Holi sweet of hot gulab jamun, rasmalai sauce, vanilla ice cream, served with your choice of hot drink
Our Holi menu & Bhaang Sour cocktail is available at every day from 12pm-3pm and 5:30pm 10:45pm until 31st March 2017
Create your own chaat with our new Trader’s High Tea experience, available every day between 3pm-5:30pm.
Since we first opened our doors in Decemeber 2016, our chaat dishes, India’s most-revered snack, are swiftly becoming one of London’s favourite foods. The savoury street food snack, consisting of small crisp bowls filled with a mix of tangy sauces, sweet chutneys and fresh veggies and spices, have been such a phenomenal that guests can now build their own or enjoy two of the most popular chaats at the brand-new Trader’s High Tea…
Experience a romantic night under the lights of the bazaar this Valentine’s Day at the new Cinnamon Bazaar, in Covent Gardens Maiden Lane. Our Valentine’s Day menu, available all day on Tuesday 14th February, features four courses for £50.00 per person, including a signature Bazaar Cocktail by Mr Lyan, sharing sides and coffee.
Our majestic dining room provides a romantic dining experience like no other, as you and your loved one can enjoy a range of delicious spice-induced dishes that have inspired love and romance for centuries.
Romantic dishes include mains such as Koorgi double cooked pork belly with honey and soy and aromatic Lucknow style chicken biryani, as well as a traditional chaat course with your choice of watermelon chaat & Jodhpuri kachori chaat. All can be washed down with your choice of a Mr Lyan Bazaar Cocktail; including the gentlemans favourite Bazaar Old Fashioned, with with coconut washed Indian scotch, coconut sugar and burnt cinnamon; and Gin Julep, mixed with amchoor green mango and black cardamom.
To reserve a table in our dining room, just simply click book on our website, or feel free to give us a call. Some tables are kept unreserved, so don’t hesitate to pop in next time you’re in & around Covent Garden. If we can’t seat you straight away, why not wait in our cocktail bar and let our friendly bar team get you settled in with a drink?