After being forced to close due to the pandemic, Asma Khan’s beloved family-owned eatery re-opens in a larger location in Covent Garden. The premises sees 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 three 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 too with a percentage of all proceeds from the restaurant funding a charity called ‘Second Daughters’, which benefits second-born daughters in Indian.
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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).