Hankies Review


Hankies has arrived and burst onto Shaftesbury Avenue with a much welcomed bang! With no dishes exceeding the £10 mark, Hankies is a great place to have amazing affordable Indian street food in central London. Do you really need to go anywhere else?

What is a Hankie you ask? A Hankie is an Indian substitute for rice often called Roomily Rotis which are hand spun and stretched, cooked on a scolding hot Roomily Tawa and finally folded to look exactly like a Hankie. We sampled one with a vegetable curry and it was divine, like eating a very tasty cloud. What makes them even better is that there is no heaviness afterwards, you don’t feel ridiculously bloated like some carb dishes make you feel.

We would recommend trying 5 dishes to share between two because they are really filling, think of it as Indian tapas. Lots of small sharing plates that are perfect for two people.

We tried the chilli lamb chomp, which was seasoned to perfection and chargrilled. We also tried the chive & garlic prawns,  egg & crab gotala which is a egg masala mixed with spicy crab. I couldn’t resist the sea bream with pan fried spices, it was amazing and my favourite dish. Sea bream is at times hit and miss, but nope this was by far the best sea bream I have eaten.

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All the food was amazing at Hankies and the Hankies red wine was also really tasty, with a subtle taste and I would say medium bodied.

If you want great food in a great restaurant then check out Hankies!


67 Shaftesbury Avenue