Just right about when I was getting bored with food options in Westfield at Shepherd’s Bush, the popular Indian restaurant brand Copper Chimney has opened up. They are apparently recognised as a leading contemporary Indian restaurant brand, serving award-winning Northern Indian cuisine across India. This newly opened branch in Westfield is their first UK outpost!
I really liked the interior of the restaurant. It was cosy and vibrant, but also modern and sophisticated. The staff were pretty upbeat as well, creating a buzzing vibe. From our table, we can see the inverted Tawa in part of the kitchen and watch the chef in action tossing and cooking Roomali Roti.
Here is what we ordered:
Chicken Tikka (£9.95)
Influenced from the city of Amritsar, the chicken was seasoned with finely pounded red chillies, Amchoor (mango powder), and Himalayan black salt before cooking in the tandoor.
The chicken carried a lovely chargrilled touch and robust flavours. It was tender, juicy, and succulent – I really enjoyed it!
Chutney Fish (£11.50)
Fish marinated in green mint and lemon chutney, with flavours influenced from Karachi.
I feel that the fish itself could used a bit more seasoning as it was slightly underwhelming. Nonetheless, it paired really well with the mint chutney that’s served on the side – that then brought out the flavours. While I normally don’t have much interest in chutneys, I really enjoyed this one as it got a nice piquant touch of flavour to it.
Grilled Burrah Chop (£4.50 each)
These lamb chops were cinnamon-scented and marinated for over 8 hours – then seared and chargrilled.
They were very tender and nicely flavoured. It’s juicy and succulent – we find it thoroughly enjoyable. I just thought the size was teeny bit small but the flavours were truly great. If you ask for the top best halal lamb chops in London, there’s definitely a spot for Copper Chimney up there!
Chicken Bharta (£11.25)
Hand-pulled chicken in mild gravy, topped with half an egg. The chicken was very tender to taste, however, the curry/gravy wasn’t as well-spiced as anticipated. In comparison to the grilled dishes above, the curry was rather mediocre.
Garlic Naan (£2.95) & Roomali Roti (£3.25)
We got a portion of Garlic Naan and Roomali Roti to go with the food. The Garlic Naan was very fragrant and lip-smackingly delicious. The Roomali Roti was nice too, though I’d prefer it to be seasoned better.
Karak Masala Chai (£2.75)
On their drinks menu, there is a whole page just about chai. There is a selection of Black Chai and Green Chai, and there’s the Brewed Chai – i.e the Karak Masala Chai.
The chai looked really good, however, tasted a bit bland in my opinion. It just lacked the kick of spice I was anticipating.
…I think Copper Chimney is a decent addition to Westfield if you’re around the area. Is it top-notch food? I enjoyed the grills but the rest definitely still got some room for improvement.
But at the end of the day, I’m glad for this new addition around the area and just happy to have some more options after a shopping spree in Westfield! If you’re around the area, check it out too and let me know your thoughts!
All meats are halal, but alcohol present at the premise
Nearest station: Shepherd’s Bush
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