London's most classic Indian restaurant on the Strand, pre/post theatre dining.

Welcome to Sitar - the most classic Indian restaurant in London ... pre/post theatre dining, next to Somerset House and some of London’s finest theatres.

London's most classic Indian restaurant on the Strand, pre/post theatre dining,

SITAR: exquisite Indian cuisine in an art gallery ambience ...

London's most classic Indian restaurant on the Strand

SITAR: synonymous with classic quality ...

London's most classic Indian restaurant on the Strand, pre/post theatre dining,

SITAR: delightfully tantalising menu ...

London's most classic Indian restaurant on the Strand, pre/post theatre dining,

SITAR: exclusive surroundings ...

London's most classic Indian restaurant on the Strand, pre/post theatre dining,

SITAR: perfect opportunity to entertain ...

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"Sitar harnesses the essence of generations of evolved classic recipes from different regions of the Indian subcontinent to bring you a lengthy repertoire of assured, well-chosen and well-presented dishes with plenty of intense flavours and colours."

 

Allergy awareness:

If you have any dietary restrictions, e.g. nuts, dairy products, etc. follow the description of each item. Main allergen ingredients are shown in brackets. If in doubt please ask a member of staff/management.

 

APPETISERS

All served with home-made sauce(s). (All tandoori dishes contain nuts)

 

LAMB SAMOSA     £4.95

Minced lamb seasoned with herbs and spices, wrapped in thin pastry pads and deep fried. (3 pieces)

 

VEGETABLE SAMOSA     £3.95

Aromatically spiced mixed vegetables wrapped with thin pastry pads and deep fried. (3 pieces)

 

ONION BHAJI     £4.55

Finely chopped cabbage, onion, fennel seed, green chillies, ginger and coriander prepared with selected herbs and spices. Deep-fried until golden. Served with salad. (egg, wheat)

 

TANDOORI CHICKEN      £5.95

A quarter chicken marinated in a lightly spiced preparation of yoghurt, garlic, ginger, chillies, pure saffron, garam massala, mustard powder and char-grilled.  Served with salad.

 

CHICKEN TIKKA OR LAMB TIKKA      £5.95

Diced breast of chicken or lamb matured overnight in a velvet smooth yoghurt based marinade, lightly spiced and char-grilled in the tandoor. Served with mix sauces and salad.

 

GILAFI SHEEK KEBAB      £5.95

Finely minced baby lamb seasoned with aromatic spices, mild green chillies, and garam massala, flavoured with cheese, skewered and grilled in the tandoor. Served with salad.

 

TANDOORI MALAI CHOPS      £8.95

Baby lamb chops marinated in soft cream cheese, yoghurt and finely chopped fresh spices. (2 pieces)

 

BHINDI FRIES     £4.55

Spiced okra tossed in batter, crispy fried and served with mango chilli sauce. (wheat)

 

TIGER PRAWN PUREE     £6.95

Tiger prawns stir-fried in a spicy, medium-hot dry sauce. Served with deep fried thin and crunchy bread. Served with fresh sauce. (crustacean)

 

KING PRAWN PUREE     £8.95

King prawn stir-fried in a spicy, medium-hot dry sauce. Served with deep fried thin and crunchy bread. Served with fresh sauce. (crustacean)

 

SALMON TIKKA     £7.95

Succulent pieces of salmon marinated in light spices; including garlic, bulb chillies, coriander, aniseed and yoghurt; and grilled in the tandoor. (fish)

 

MIX PLATTER     £6.95

Mince Lamb Samosa, Chicken Tikka, Gilafi Sheek Kebab, Onion Bhaji. (milk)

 

VEGETABLE MIX PLATTER     £5.95

Paneer Tikka, Vegetable Samosa, Bhindi Fries, Onion Bhaji. (milk, egg)

 

CHUTNEY AND PICKLES (PER PERSON)      £0.95

 

PAPADOM      £0.70

Traditional Indian thin disc-shaped crisp - plain or spicy.

 

RAITA (ANY)      £1.95

Fresh home-made Indian yoghurt treated with a hint of spice. Options: Cucumber, Onion or Mixed.
 

 

 

CHICKEN

Sprinkled with fresh green coriander leaves where necessary.

 

CHICKEN CURRY     £8.95

Tender cubes of chicken in golden-brown spicy gravy – not too hot, not too mild. (milk)

CHICKEN KORMA      £9.95

Juicy chicken pieces cooked in a rich cream and yoghurt sauce thickened with onions, spiced with garlic and ginger, garnished with cashew nuts and raisins. mild. (nut, milk)

CHICKEN JALFREZI     £10.95

Boneless chicken cooked with onion, green and red peppers, spiced with garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin and pungent chillies. hot. (nut, milk)

CHICKEN XACUTTI      £11.95

Diced chicken cooked Goan-style in an onion and coconut sauce with chillies, curry leaves, poppy, fennel mustard, sesame seeds and white vinegar. fairly hot. (nut, milk)

CHICKEN DHANSAK      £10.95

One of the all-time favourites prepared in a hot, sweet & sour sauce, cooked with lentils, chillies, lime juice and sugar. (nut, milk)

CHICKEN BHUNA     £9.95

Cooked with onions & tomatoes, lightly spiced with ginger, turmeric and fresh mixed herbs. medium. (milk)

CHICKEN TIKKA MASSALA      £10.95

Chicken cubes marinated in a lightly spiced yoghurt base and char-grilled before pan-cooked in massala sauce with a selection of spices, coriander and a dash of cumin. mild. (nuts, milk)

GARLIC CHILLI CHICKEN      £11.95

Cooked with fresh green chillies and garlic in a spicy dry sauce. hot. (nuts, milk)

 

 

 

BEEF

Sprinkled with fresh green coriander leaves where necessary.

 

BEEF JALFREZI     £12.95

Beef cooked in mix spice with green chilli, fresh coriander and curry leaves. hot. (nut, milk)

BEEF MASSALA     £12.95

Beef cooked in mix herbs, spices and massala sauce. mild. (nut, milk)
 

 

 

LAMB

Sprinkled with fresh green coriander leaves where necessary.

 

LAMB CURRY     £9.95

Tender pieces of lamb in pleasantly flavoured spicy gravy – neither too hot nor too mild. (milk)

LAMB JALFREZI      £11.95

Cooked with onions, peppers, spices incl. garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin and pungent chillies. hot. (nut, milk)

KARAHI GOSHT      £10.95

Lamb cooked with onions, peppers, tomatoes and a rich selection of spices for an authentic rich taste. Garnished with green coriander leaves.

LAMB DOPIAZA      £9.95

Abundance of onions added to the medium spiced thick sauce, garnished with fried onions & tomatoes. (milk)

LAMB DHANSAK      £11.95

The famous, hot, sweet & sour Parsee dish, cooked with lentils, chillies, lime juice and sugar. (milk)

BHUNA GOSHT     £10.95

Cooked with onions & tomatoes, lightly spiced with ginger, turmeric and fresh mixed herbs. medium. (milk)

LAMB PASANDA      £11.95

Slices of oven roasted lamb simmered in a thick, creamy onion sauce, with crushed almonds. mild. (milk)

ROGAN JOSH     £10.95

Tender lamb cooked in a colourful creamy sauce with glazed tomatoes, garlic and herbs, and delicately flavoured with aromatic whole spices. medium hot. (milk)

 

 

 

VEGETABLES / SIDE DISHES

Sprinkled with fresh green coriander leaves where necessary.

 

PRICES SHOWN ARE FOR: MAIN / SIDE

ALOO JEERA      £6.45/£4.45
Spiced potatoes flavoured with cumin.

BOMBAY ALOO     £7.45/£4.45
Potatoes cooked Mumbai style with garlic, fresh herbs, lemon juice and hot spices.

ALOO GOBI      £7.45/£4.45
Lightly spiced potatoes and cauliflower florets.

VEGETABLE CURRY     £7.75/£4.75
Fresh finely chopped, mixed and spiced tropical vegetables.

TARKA DAL      £7.75/£4.75
Spiced lentils with garlic, cumin & coriander leaves.

CHANA MASSALA      £7.75/£4.75
Chick peas stewed with tomatoes and mixed spices.

SAAG ALOO      £7.95/£4.95
A combination of spinach and potato stir fried with onions and light spices.

SAAG SPECIAL      £7.95/£4.95
Spinach cooked in light spices with sesame seeds.

BAIGAN      £8.95/£5.95
Fresh baby aubergines cooked with onions and garlic in fresh mixed herbs.

BHINDI      £9.25/£5.95
Fresh green okra, stir fried in light spices with onions, capsicums and tomatoes.

MUSHROOM      £9.95/£5.95
Mushrooms cooked in a home style recipe with capsicums, onions & tomatoes.

PALAK PANEER      £9.95/£5.95
A combination of spinach and freshly made cottage cheese cooked with garlic & aniseed, garnished with fresh coriander & spring onions.

PANEER TIKKA MASSALA     £10.95/£6.95
Chunks of Indian cottage cheese marinated and grilled with vegetables over charcoal.

MATTAR PANEER     £9.95/£5.95
A combination of peas and freshly made cottage cheese cooked with garlic, garnished with fresh coriander leaves & spring onions.

 

 

 

BIRYANIES

Cooked with saffron-flavoured basmati rice. Served with vegetable curry. Sprinkled with fresh green coriander leaves where necessary. (All dishes contain nuts)

 

MIXED VEGETABLE BIRYANI     £9.95

CHICKEN BIRYANI     £10.95

LAMB BIRYANI     £12.95

TIGER PRAWN BIRYANI     £15.95

KING PRAWN BIRYANI     £19.95

 

 

 

RICE / BREAD

Sprinkled with fresh green coriander leaves where necessary.

 

PLAIN RICE      £2.95
Steamed, white basmati rice.

PILAU RICE      £3.25
Basmati rice cooked with pure saffron, butter and given an aromatic appeal with the addition of cinnamon cloves, cassia leaf and aniseed.

COCONUT RICE      £3.45
Cooked basmati fried with onions, mustard seeds, curry leaves & freshly ground coconut.

SPECIAL FRIED RICE      £4.75
Basmati rice stir fried with mixed vegetables and egg in aromatic light spices.

MUSHROOM RICE     £5.45
Cooked basmati and mushrooms fried with onions, mustard seeds & curry leaves.

NAAN      £2.75
Flat leavened bread baked in the tandoor. (egg, milk, wheat)

GARLIC NAAN      £2.95
Garlic flavoured leavened bread. (egg, milk, wheat)

CHEESE NAAN      £3.25
Cheese flavoured leavened bread. (egg, milk, wheat)

PESHWARI NAAN      £2.95
Leavened bread stuffed with almonds, coconut & raisins. (egg, milk, wheat)

KEEMA NAAN      £2.95
Leavened bread stuffed with spiced minced lamb. (egg, milk, wheat)

KULCHA NAAN      £2.95
Leavened bread stuffed with spiced mixed vegetables. (egg, milk, wheat)

PARATHA      £2.95
Whole wheat, flaky bread lightly fried in butter ghee. (milk)

TANDOORI ROTI      £2.65
Whole wheat bread cooked in a clay oven. (milk)

CHAPATI      £1.95
Unleavened bread made from whole wheat flour. (wheat)

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Good to know:

 

We only use quality suppliers for sourcing the raw materials used in our food preparations. Our dishes are individually prepared for distinct flavours and aromas.

 

All prices are inclusive of VAT. 10% Optional Service Charge may be added. All major credit cards accepted.
We operate a minimum spend per head of £12. The management reserve the rights of admission and service.
 

Sitar Indian Restaurant  |  149 Strand (Next to Somerset House), London WC2R 1JA.

t  +44 (0)20 7836 3730 / +44 (0)20 7836 5934  .  info@sitarstrand.co.uk  www.sitarstrand.co.uk

Book a table online  .  Cuisine: Indian  .  Dress Code: Smart-Casual  .  All major credit cards accepted  .  Find us on Facebook | Twitter | Google maps 

Sitar on the Strand

Sitar Indian Restaurant
149 Strand (next to Somerset House)
London WC2R 1JA
United Kingdom

Cuisine: Indian
Dress Code: Smart-Casual

Tel: 020 7836 3730 / 020 7836 5934
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.sitarstrand.co.uk

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri
Lunch: 12:00 noon – 2:30pm
Evening: 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Saturday: 3:00pm – 11:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Last orders:
Half an hour before closing time

All major credit cards accepted

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Acclaim for Sitar

"...food is as good as ever...
        ...Service always friendly...
   ...a most enjoyable dinner."
       – Cobra Good Curry Guide

Pat Chapman,
(Author of The Curry Bible and Founder of The Curry Club)