The scene: Khan’s bills itself as the most famous Indian restaurant in London and has been run by the same family since 1977. It’s a spacious, double-fronted venue, with street views or a secluded back room. A kitsch, but charming, panoramic mural runs the entire perimeter.

The grub: All quality. The Tandoori specialties make an awesome starter, and the selection of curries combine staples executed perfectly with more left-field choices you might not know.

Behind the bar: Not licensed, and not BYO.

Bill please: You have to pay for rice, but you’ll be satisfied after snaffling two courses and a drink for under £15.

Verdict: Outstanding. Makes you wonder how inferior chain restaurants survive. After eating at Khan’s, you’ll realise how ordinary they are.

4/5

13-15 Westbourne Grove, W2 4UA
020 7727 5420
Tube: Bayswater

TOM STURROCK