Situated in the heart of Fitzrovia on Mortimer Street, Gaylord has launched a new menu with a selection of dishes that fuse tradition with a modern slant on Indian cuisine. It is a London institution that is part of the Kwality Group and is a family-run company spanning generations. A new Thali lunch has been added to the menu to compliment the favourite traditional dishes which have been passed down from generation to generation.
Gaylord is one of the oldest Indian Restaurants in London, having opened its doors in 1966, and prides itself on serving the finest Northern Indian cuisine. With their 50th Anniversary on the horizon and a new menu enhancing their heritage and showcasing their elegant Indian dishes, it’s an exciting time for the restaurant.
Sticking to their philosophy ‘Tradition is always in’, the restaurant embraces Western elegance and innovative presentation whilst celebrating India’s best gastronomic classics and more. Their new tacos (£7.50 – £9.50) which take an Indian twist on the Mexican street favourite offers filling choices of either pulled chicken, lamb seekh kebab, paneer jalfrezi and spicy rayma (kidney beans). Stylishly arriving at the table in a purple wire car, the tacos are a popular dish with guests with their funky, fun presentation.
The lamb shank (£18) is tenderised in Gaylord spice mix, spicy red onion and plum tomato curry and mixed with Kashmiri red chilli oil. The perfect dish for those who love traditional British Lamb Shank, but appreciate an Indian adaptation to the original.
Gaylord has introduced a new Thali (£17.95) to their lunch menu. The Thali is served in a traditional silver platter with small bowls of chicken or lamb curry, a vegetable dish, dal, raita, basmati rice or pulao, nan or paratha, salad and papad. With dishes changing weekly and a vegetarian option also available, this lunch special offers variety to your lunch break and a quick option for your lunch hour.
Whilst new dishes have been introduced, the classics remain, including their famous butter chicken (£15.50) a tandoori chicken deboned and cooked in classic tomato gravy with butter and cream, the lamb rogan josh (£15.50 – contains nuts) and not forgetting the chicken tikka masala (£15).
Vegetarian diners are not treated as an afterthought here, but can enjoy a selection of dishes including makhani paneer and chana peshawari. The dessert menu is looked after too, including Gulab Jamun – gelatinous, light doughy balls that are soaked in a honey liquid and flambéed in a dark spiced rum.
Gaylord Restaurant is a high regarded Mughlai and North-Indian fare in London. Served in relaxed surroundings with an all-ivory interior and minimalist glass frontage, the restaurant is reminiscent of the majestic golden era by way of the charming original art by Prithvi Soni adorning the walls. Gaylord was the first ever Tandoor to light a Charcoal Clayoven in the kitchen. The owners were so concerned that it should arrive safely when flown from India, it was given its own seatbelt on the aircraft! The same oven is still used today, almost 50 years on.
General Manager Sameer Berry says, ‘After 6 years with Gaylord Restaurant, I am delighted to be part of such an historic time in the restaurant’s history. We are delighted with the design and dishes on the new menu, and planning exciting celebrations to coincide with our 50th anniversary.’
79-81 Mortimer Street
020 7580 3615
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