Restaurant Review: Copper Chimney


Ideal for restoring energy levels after a long day of shopping, writer Giverny Masso takes Copper Chimney in Westfield London for a taste drive


Visitors to Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush already have no shortage places to eat at the end of a long day shopping.

However most of those restaurants are well known chains which can be found anywhere across the capital.

Now something a little more unique has opened at the shopping complex: the first UK venture for Indian restaurant brand Copper Chimney. I take a trip from East to West London to sample the menu for myself.


The Venue


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Having opened its first location in Mumbai in 1972, Copper Chimney now runs 15 award-winning restaurants across five cities in India.

The new London branch’s offering includes recipes from the original 1972 menu, as well as extensive cocktail, wine, beer and chai lists.

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Entering the restaurant, I am immediately struck by its bold, spacious interior. Ornamental copper lights hang from the ceiling, which is embellished with greenery.


The Food & Drink


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While browsing the sizable menu, we are offered cocktails to start.  Choosing from a selection of eight specially curated, spice infused beverages, I decide on a Sobo G&T(£9.50), which combines basil infused gin with hibiscus tea and cranberry, while my friend opts for a Worli Morning (£9.50), which combines vodka, orange liqueur and curry leaf. Both are punchy and unique.

For starters we share Okra Kurkure (£4.50), which translates to very moreish skinny fries made from the vegetable, and a generous portion of the green pea and aloo samosas (£4.75).

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We are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to mains, with a large selection of grills and curries available, including a brilliant range of vegetarian options.

Indecisive as ever, I consult with the waiter who insists I must try the paneer masala (£10.95), which is a recipe from the original 1972 menu. The indulgent buttery dish does not disappoint.

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The Copper Chimney curries are very wet, so my meal is well accompanied by a garlic naan (£2.95) to mop up all the flavours. We also share a Dal Maharaja (£9.65); another original recipe, made with black lentils that melt in your mouth after having been slow cooked for hours.

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Ready to sink into a food coma by this point, we finish the evening with a comforting chai tea, which warms us for the journey home.

The Wordrobe verdict


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I’m particularly taken with the restaurant’s stunning, contemporary design and extensive vegetarian offering. I’d highly recommended trying the original 1972 recipes on the menu and the spice infused cocktails – which were the showstoppers of my evening.

Copper Chimney provides a welcome change to the usual chains at Westfield, and is well worth a visit to unwind after a day of shopping.

Make it happen
Where: Unit 1028 Southern Terrace, Westfield London, Ariel Way, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 7GA
Bookings: Phone 020 8059 4439, email reservations@copperchimney.uk or visit www.copperchimney.uk to make a booking.

Words by Giverny Masso

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