BiBi, a contemporary Indian restaurant, is coming to Marylebone, bringing wood-fired dishes and spiced cocktails with it.
Inspired by chef Chet Sharma's own upbringing, the West London dining concept is named after an Urdu term of endearment for grandmother - literally translated as 'lady of the house'. The 35-cover spot has been created in partnership with JKS Restaurants, an award-winning hospitality group behind the likes of Bao, Brigadiers and Hoppers. Interiors see abstract prints, sandstone furnishings and vintage brass accents used to great effect, while various patterns and stylish curved mirrors are incorporated as a nod to Rajasthani architecture. Outside you'll find a floral-filled terrace with enough rattan seats for 20 hungry diners.
Want to see the team in action? A primely positioned kitchen counter will have you watching as your food is cooked in front of your eyes over a custom-built 'sigree', or charcoal grill. And what a meal you're in for. Gone are the stereotypical kormas, jalfrezi and tikkas, making way for an innovative menu of exquisite chaats, small plates and larger skewered bites. Expect the likes of chicken liver maksa buns, jalapeno scallop masala and roomali roti, all created using the best British produce.
As for drinks, BiBi's cocktails will transport you to sunnier shores with concoctions including a vodka, cherry blossom tea and fermented rose petal tipple, a Champagne lassi and an Ice Gola, which mixes tequila, apple marigold and chaat masala. There's also a wide selection of carefully curated wines, designed to complement the plates.