After being forced to close due to the pandemic, Asma Khan’s beloved family-owned eatery re-opened in a larger location in Covent Garden but is set to return to Kingly Court with a new permanent restaurant. The premises will see Darjeeling Express offer an all-day casual dining deli menu, including takeaway options and daily specials of their refined Indian dishes. In addition, the ‘Railway Menu’ has been inspired by the all-day breakfast available in train stations in India - alongside tasting menus including a vegan menu and a Biryani tasting menu.
Khan is continuing her commitment to championing women in the kitchen - with the eatery staffed by an all-female team of chefs - and also to championing women’s causes with a percentage of all proceeds from the restaurant funding a charity called ‘Second Daughters’, which benefits second-born daughters in Indian.
Authentic taste of India
Prawn malaikari (a Bengali speciality of spiced tiger prawns in coconut milk), slow-cooked Bengali goat curry and puchkas (wheat and semolina shells filled with a mixture of spiced black chickpeas, potato and tamarind water).