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Halkin Arcade, Belgravia, Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8JT
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Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday: 12:30-14:15,18:30-23:30. Sunday: 12:45-14:45,18:30-22:30
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AmayaAmaya's ethos is simple - escape the chicken-tikka tyranny of the traditional curry house and serve up something different. And that's exactly what they do. Brilliantly. There's nothing quite like the scent of gently roasting spices to whet the appetite and, down at Amaya in Knightsbridge, you get a nose-full. The main dining room, with its dark walls, dark-wood tables and bling chandeliers, feels a little like a nightclub dance floor that's been filled with tables - that's until you spot the luridly-lit open kitchen right at the back and then you know you're in a very chic restaurant indeed. You won't find a vindaloo on the menu, instead what you get is three different cooking styles Tandoor, Sigri and Tawa (Tandoori, char-grilling, iron-skillet respectively) which means that, to truly experience the variety of the food, you eat in tapas like portions and order several dishes from each section. We enjoyed a Tandoori selection of spice-coated chicken, lamb and fish - the osso buco-like lamb was particularly outstanding. We also had a very rich and clove-smoked doori kebab, made of lamb so finely ground that it melts in your mouth. There was so much variety that it would take too long to describe each dish, but the particular highlight of the evening was the chicken biryani. It came served in a clay pot, so that the rice had been cooked in the juices of the spicy chicken. As a dish it was faultless. The food at Amaya is both good and different. You certainly won't miss your curry here.

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Knightsbridge Tube Station
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Hyde Park Corner Tube Station
6 minutes walk
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Victoria Railway Station
12 minutes walk
Paddington Railway Station
30 minutes walk
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Knightsbridge Masterpark
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Cadogan Place NCP
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The Hari
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Chesham Place, SW1X | 3 minutes from Amaya
The Hari Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located in the prestigious Belgravia neighbourhood close to exclusive shopping in Knightsbridge and central attractions such as Buckingham ... More
The Levin Hotel London
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28 Basil Street, SW3 | 4 minutes from Amaya
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Halkin Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £308† 41% off
Halkin Street, SW1X | 5 minutes from Amaya
Located in London's fashionable Belgravia district, The Halkin has been setting the standard for luxurious, modern hotels since its opening in 1991. There's a boutique, designer ... More
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
62 - 64 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, Belgravia, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Amaya
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1 Wilbraham Place, SW1X | 7 minutes from Amaya
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7 Cheval Place, Off Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Amaya
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11 West Halkin Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Amaya
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15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 10 minutes from Amaya
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119 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Amaya
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Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 7 minutes from Amaya
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19b Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Amaya
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165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 18 minutes from Amaya
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L'Atelier des Chefs
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19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 25 minutes from Amaya
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35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Amaya
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17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Amaya
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Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Amaya
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Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 10 minutes from Amaya
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66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 5 minutes from Amaya
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Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, Belgravia, London SW1X | 6 minutes from Amaya
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44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 9 minutes from Amaya
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