Ideally situated in Swiss Cottage, ERIKI is within walking distance from the heart of London and close to the fashionable tree lined suburbs of Hampstead and St Johns Wood. Poignantly described as ‘one of London’s unsung champions’ in Time Out’s 2007 Food Guide, ERIKI is the epitome of fine dining and one of India’s best kept dining secrets that Sat proudly shares with his London wide diners.
From ERIKI’s refined, authentic and fusion cuisine, which makes use of the freshest ingredients and finest spice combinations, to the warm and courteous hospitality of ERIKI staff supervised and directed by Sat himself, coupled with the elegant décor of the restaurant, ERIKI exudes opulence in every essence. Diners are transported to a world where tastes are exquisite and palatable and that awaken an unparalleled and innovative style of fine dining during every course of the dining experience.
In his eagerness to establish an Indian restaurant which provided foodies with traditional and inventive Indian delights but within a modern presentation, Sat Lally launched ERIKI which immediately raised the bar in the fine dining restaurant sector in London, already a crowded market place. “ERIKI existed as a dream in my mind for many years. I remember thinking that the Indian restaurant market was huge and “curry lovers” were demanding high quality, authentically cooked Indian food with a modern presentation.”
Menus at ERIKI reflect an eclectic selection of cuisines which remains faithful to the fusion concept. The flavours are regionally picked to display a gastronomical tour of India and draw on the country’s culinary regional specialities. Disheartened with the same old offerings from Indian restaurants, Sat made a conscious effort to ensure only to source and use the finest ingredients from reputable and honest suppliers. He has ensured to create a menu that whets the appetites of all palates, presenting diners with a choice of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options that are equally appetising.
“The menu at ERIKI offers a tour of India, with dishes starting from the northern regions of Hydrabad, Punjab, midway through Delhi and Bombay (Mumbai), moving south to the coastline of Goa. ERIKI in essence is a gastronomical tour of India” comments Sat.
Meat options at ERIKI include Calamari Mirch Fry – ocean calamari rings stir-fried with onions and pure kerala spices served on a leafy salad – and Murgh Xacuti – rich chicken curry from Goa with individually roasted ground spices. Vegetarian options are equally appetising and include Shahi Paneer Makhani – cubes of home made cheese simmered in a buttery tomato sauce with kasturi mehti – and Khumb Palak – fresh baby spinach and button mushrooms sautéed with medium spices. ERIKI’s signature dish is King Prawn Amot Tik, ocean king prawn shelled and simmered in a medium tomato sauce with kokum and tamarind.
As food aficionados enter ERIKI, they are immediately enthralled by the distinct and vibrant décor of the restaurant, which amalgamates a touch of traditional Indian with contemporary western finishes. The unique ambience and spacious dining area makes an enduring impression and presents ERIKI as the ideal venue for social, private and corporate functions. Special cutlery imported from Rhajastan is available for diners to purchase, who are keen to carry on their tour of India at home.
Time Out Eating & Drinking Guide 2006 – Critic’s Choice
“Eriki is different in being a smart neighbourhood restaurant…We like the funky orange and fuchsia paintwork, ornate wooden screens and fabulously groovy cutlery (imported from Rajasthan).”