BiBi serves up traditional Indian cuisine with a modern edge

BiBi serves up standard Indian cuisine with a contemporary edge

New London restaurant BiBi offers inventive Indian dishes in an classy Mayfair environment

BiBi is a new London restaurant that is serving up common Indian cuisine in a modern day European fashion. 

‘BiBi’, Urdu for ‘lady of the house’, is employed as a time period of endearment for grandmothers across the Indian subcontinent, and much of the restaurant’s menu and aesthetic is encouraged by the comforting and flavourful Indian cooking traditions of chef Chet Sharma’s individual BiBi. 

Prior to doing work at some of Europe’s most prestigious restaurants (Mugaritz, Moor Hall, and L’Enclume) Sharma was an Oxford-educated physicist, and his penchant for mathematical precision is on display screen at BiBi.

The BiBi fare 

The menu is divided into 4 sections – snacks, chaat, sigree, and sides – all of which are excellent for sharing. 

Chettinad Rooster Liver Burgers are just one of the chunk-sized snacks on BiBi’s menu 

Curb your starvation with some savoury treats, these kinds of as crispy Kurkure Sweetcorn or mini Chettinad Hen Liver Burgers in a buttery maska bun followed dished from the chaat menu, such as Raw Beef Pepper Fry, a dry-aged Dexter top spherical with a coconut ash dosa and ginger pickle, or Gondhoraj Scallop with scallop roe, chaat masala and jalapeño. 

Help save area though for the real showstoppers in the sigree, or grill, part, which features mouthwatering meats like Environmentally friendly Chukh Masala Thigh, 4-Pepper Lobster, and a Dagad Phool Lamb Rump. 

BiBi serves up a range of vibrant dishes including Orkney Scallop Nimbu Pani and Nashpati Bhel

The veggie choices are just as tempting, with dishes like Buffalo Milk Paneer and Truffle Millet, all perfectly paired with sides like grass-fed Ghee Daal and Rumali Roti. 

Rejoice the knowledge with a vibrant, flavourful cocktail like the Champagne Lassi, Glowing Tea (a combination of vodka, Napalese cherry blossom tea and fermented rose petal), or an Ice Gola (tequila, calamansi, apple marigold and chaat masala).

BiBi’s Calamansi Gola cocktail 

‘At BiBi we will notify the tale of Indian foods by means of a unique lens,’ suggests Sharma. ‘Pairing impactful flavours with strategies that I have honed at some of Europe’s most celebrated places to eat.

‘My fashion of cooking is all about marrying the richly various cuisines of the Indian subcontinent alongside with the environment-class make offered to us here in the British isles.’ §