Raj of Islington to open Upper Street restaurant in December

Raj of Islington has announced it will open the doors to its new Upper Street restaurant in early December. 

The brand was founded in 2016 by restaurateur Salim Sheikh, as the 82-cover restaurant will be similar to their flagship venue, Raj of Kensington.

The sister restaurant will focus on the same ethos; home-cooked authentic Indian food from different regions across the continent.

The menu at the new site will focus on dishes made popular during the British Raj era. Signature dishes will include ‘the railway lamb curry’, which was once served on the long train journey from Bombay to Calcutta, and ‘murg salli zardaloo’, from the Gujarat region, both made based on 100-year-old recipes. 

Other regional dishes will feature butter chicken, originating in Delhi, ‘meen moilee’, originating in Kerala, and ‘sabzi panchratni’ from Jaipur.

The drinks list spans wine by the glass to spirits, house-made mocktails, and a selection of cocktails and gin, stocking 16 gin varieties, with three sourced from India.

Founder Salim Sheikh said: “Raj of Islington fuses together two of my greatest loves; delicious food and history, specifically the British Raj era.”

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