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Masalchi by Atul Kochhar modern Indian dining within Wembley Park

In London alone, apparently there more Indian restaurants in the city than within Mumbai and Delhi combined according to the Times of India. In fact within the UK there are over 10,000 Indian restaurants to dine at. Indian dishes usually consist of spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits.

However with there being so many Indian restaurants within London and the UK in fact it can be quite hard to know which to dine at but have you ever dined at one which is run by a Michelin-Star Chef?

I was lucky enough to be invited to visit twice Michelin-Star Chef Atul Kochhar newest restaurant Masalchi, which has hit London’s Wembley Park.

Atul Kochhar comes from Jamshedpur in East India, and has changed the way people perceive and experience Indian cuisine in the UK. With eight restaurants within the UK (and more to come) he has been the forefront of the culinary industry for over 25 years. Now he brings to London his ninth restaurant Masalchi.

Atul serves up dishes which are a combination of traditional and regional Indian recipes, along with quality spices and other ingredients from India and locally bringing a British flair to the plate.

Masalchi by Atul Kochhar

Atul Kochhar award winning Michelin Star chef has recently opened up his latest restaurant within London’s Wembley Park bringing modern Indian dishes to the table.

Hungry diners can enjoy hearty and rustic homely cooked food within a relaxed and sociable setting. The pan-Indian menu features dishes discovered by Kochhar at provincial markets during his back-street travels and street food experiences. Masalchi brings an authentic carnival of spices in a selection of fragrant curries, juicy grills, satisfying half plates and Handi, Masala & Kalia dishes all from the heart.

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Kanishka – Culinary delights of North East India by Atul Kochhar

Kanishka is an Indian cuisine by Atul Kochhar which can be found in the heart of Mayfair.

I had the pleasure of attending the other day on a complimentary invite along with another member of Love Pop Ups London community Steve in which we dined on a 3 course menu from the A La Carte menu.


Kanishka is owned by Michelin Chef Atul Kochhar back in March 2019.

Atul Kochhar’s latest restaurant Kanishka is set in the heart of Mayfair.

Kanishka focusses on the unexplored cuisine from the so called ‘Sister States’ of India which is in the North East from sates Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.

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Flavour and spice – Indian Essence: Chef Season event

Even though Indian Essence is not in London I just had to review as this restaurant is the best Indian restaurants on the outskirts of London.

Indian Essence

Indian Essence is an established restaurant that is owned by Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar for some nights though throughout this year he is laying on some special chef season nights where he will be joined in the kitchen with another top chef.

Chef season

The chef season night I attended in February Atul was joint by Aktar Islam from the Lasan restaurant. Continue reading

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