Flora Indica Review

Flora Indica’s menu boasts creative Indian dishes to tantalise the tastebuds of Indian cuisine lovers. Situated on Old Brompton Road, Flora Indica is a short walk away from Earls Court station. Inside you will find copper-hued piping, marbled tables, white panelled walls and Scottish tweed accents. You will also find a full-sized blue phonebook inside, which seemingly worked well with the decor.

We received a warm welcome when we arrived and was swiftly seated at our table, our waiter was great in talking us through the menu, suggesting a few of his favourites.

To start we ordered from the small plates and snacks section on the menu, we went for the Kurmure Okra Fries, which were delicate and crunchy, with a touch of spice. I then ordered the Amritsari Soft-Shell Crab, presented beautifully, it was soft, flavoursome and the batter gave a nice soft bite to the dish. It was so good, I would have happily ordered another!

For my main I choose the Tandoori Chicken Biryani, with basmati rice, crispy onions and fresh mint. The chicken was dry-spiced with a welcomed kick of heat. The caramelised onions added a sweetness, which complemented the heat from the chicken and the overall spices used to cook this dish, worked perfectly to create a mix of interesting flavours.

The dessert menu listed three options, after speaking to the waiter I decided to go for his favourite the Warm Candy Beetroot Halwa Amarkhand, traditionally this dish is made with carrots, but I was told that Flora Indica liked to experiment and offer dishes with a Flora Indica twist. I was slightly apprehensive because I do indeed love the traditional made dessert, but oh my, was I in for a surprise!

The beetroot brought a whole new dimension to the dish, it was more of a savoury dessert, but it had enough of a tang and sweetness to intrigue my tastebuds and impress my sweet tooth. The dessert also comes with a sprinkle of strawberries and flowers. It is so beautifully presented that at first you can’t help but marvel at its beauty.

If you are looking for good Indian food with a twist, then Flora Indica is the place to go and the service was impeccable.

Address: Flora Indica, 242 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0DE


Written by Nyla S.