Talli Joe Indian punch from Covent Garden's newest dive bar and restaurant
152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8HL
Happily Affordable ££
Type of Venue

What they say:

Poached shrimp, Masala infused chai and Konkan stewed pork; if any new restaurant in London is starting with strong menu hints, it would have to be Talli Joe. Coming a cropper in Shaftesbury Avenue, this intimate haunt is set to blend Indian dive bar with reliable, regional restaurant in amongst a menu curated by ex-Benares chef Sameer Taneja.

What we say:

While Benares may be a chef down, it looks as though Talli Joe is reaping the dinner rewards with the beloved Sameer Taneja at the dining helm. With interiors that brim with kitsch, diners can expect a colourful experience alongside inviting notes of lime Gimlet's with turmeric and whisky punch.