Recently we visited Mint Leaf of London for lunch and we were completely wowed by our experience. Having visited Mint Leaf of London couple of times, I kind of knew what to expect. But I was thoroughly surprised by their all-new-menu.
Chef Pradeep Khullar has taken over Mint Leaf of London as their new head chef and his new menu is full of artistic creativity. Each and every dish has his creative and magic touch. You can expect nothing but the best contemporary Indian cuisine which will suit all kinds of palate.
Located in the 15th Floor of Emirates Financial Towers in the business hub of DIFC, Mint Leaf of London is a modern Indian restaurant, lounge and bar.
The venue has modern decor and looks classy and chic. It offers indoor and outdoor seating area. We were awed by the breath-taking view of the city’s skyline. It offers an unparalleled view of the iconic Burj Khalifa.
After being seated, we were offered Wasabi Poori as our amuse-bouche. Never dreamt that wasabi can work well with pani puri. The wasabi flavored Poori gave our taste buds a subtle spicy kick.
Mint Leaf of London is known for their sublime cocktails. We tried few of their signature cocktails like the gin based Lucky Charm, Japanese whisky based Cinnamon Kiseki, bourbon based Passionate Storm and gin based Tungsten Light Bulb.
We loved their perfectly mixed cocktails that not only tasted great, but was presented well too. An absolute must-try is their moreish Cinnamon Kiseki.
- Crisp Greens, Avocado & Mango Salsa was our cold starter. We loved the taste of this cold starter but I wish the dhokla treated with liquid nitrogen in this yogurt chaat was a bit more softer.
- Romano Peppers, Panch Phoran Potatoes knocked our socks off. Even if you’re a hardcore meat eater or a staunch vegetarian, you are going to love it. Do yourself a favor and order it.
- Desi Taco, Soy Paneer Tak-a-Tak had small phulka filled with a semi-dry mixture made of tossed silken tofu with onions and peppers. It was topped with garlic cream and crispy potatoes. Tacos with an Indian twist was wholesome and tasty.
- Yam Galouti, Berries Chutney was delicious. Galouti Kebab is one of my favorites and the Mint Leaf of London version was irresistible. It went well with the berries and chilies chutney.
- Tofu & Lotus Stem Barrel, Yogurt Curry is their version of the humble kadhi pakora. If you eat this, you’ll never want to eat kadhi pakora.
- Tandoor Grilled Paneer, Tak-a-Tak Masala was a rich and creamy dish made with tandoor grilled Paneer in onion tomato masala and spices.
- Dal Makhani is a simple dish and you cannot go wrong with it.
- Black Quinoa & Pomegranate Raita is an unusual combination, but oh boy how spectacular it was. Totally comes recommended as a side dish.
- All our curries were accompanied by Rice, Laccha Paratha, Chili Garlic Naan and Gunpowder Naan. You get Laccha Paratha in all the Indian restaurants but their Gunpowder Naan is so unique. It had South Indian spice mix called gunpowder or chutney podi added on top of it. We also liked their Chili Garlic Naan.
- #PBnC, Peanut Chikki is their take on Snickers bar. Glazed with valrhona ganache, this peanut nougat was crunchy and oh-so-delightful.
- The Lotus Mess, Wild Berries is inspired by the classic British dessert Eton Mess. It is a refreshing and lighter version of Eton Mess with a variety of berries, ice cream, Lotus caramel and Lotus biscuits.
- We ended our lunch with their after-meal drink that had a delectable combo of Baileys, Kahlua, Hazelnut liquor, Crème de Cacao, double cream and cane syrup.
We enjoyed our dining experience at Mint Leaf of London. The food was not only delicious, it was a visual delight too. Flavor, taste, plating and presentation was outstanding. The food, the drinks, the service and the atmosphere is fantastic.