Diwali is synonymous with a lavish spread of sweets and savouries commemorating the spirit of happiness and joy. With a specially crafted menu that draws on Masala Zone’s modern take on Indian cuisine combined with traditional flavours, Masala Zone provides diners with a range of eclectic food comprising multi item, thalis and curries from across many regions in India. Ordinarily, the food consumed around Diwali tends to be vegetarian, but keeping in mind London’s demanding palette, Masala Zone offers a tempting mix of both vegetarian and non vegetarian options.
‘Regional favourites’ on the menu that will be served on the day include Undhiyo a popular celebratory dish for Gujarati’s, Paneer Makhanwalla relished by North Indians, Prawn Malai loved by Bengalis and Mangalore Chicken suited to the South Indians palate with an option of incorporating these in the traditional vegetarian thalis and non vegetarian thalis. Besides there is non-vegetarian and vegetarian biryani and tandoori items.
During Diwali, Mithaai (traditional Indian sweetmeats) are served and the spirit of the festival would not be complete without relishing in Masala Zone’s homemade sweets such as Gulab Jamun, Ras Malai, falooda and kulfis and other delectable delicacies.
Conveniently located in Soho, Covent Garden, Camden Town, Islington, Earls Court and the newly opened Masala Zone in Bayswater, each restaurant is artistically themed around a particular tradition of Indian art and culture that boasts its own distinct style. Masala Zone at Bayswater is a fine example of this uniqueness with a backdrop of exotic pop art collage of firecracker labels from the town of Sivakasi in Southern Tamil Nadu. Linked to gigantic printing presses with in-house studios and artists, Sivakasi produces a kaleidoscopic range of colourful, kitsch posters and calendar art for millions in India.
Celebrating the spirit of togetherness this Diwali, Masala Zone invites all its customers to make full use of its warm, authentically decorated party rooms throughout the period providing the perfect setting for private functions. The private dining rooms complement the distinctive interiors individualistic to each Masala Zone restaurant. The private room seating capacity ranges from 12 to 50 in each Masala Zone restaurant. Diwali menus for parties start at £15 per head, and include an option of special desserts and mithaai’s. Hard liquors, beers and a range of wines are also available between £12.65 and £18.75 a bottle.
The enjoyable part of the Masala Zone experience is its combination of style with value for money, as at Diwlai larger groups of friends, family and even staff parties are involved. For those of you who would prefer to experience the spirit of Diwali at home, Masala Zone offers food to go, a home delivery service and special catering services.
Delivery service is free on orders over £15 and home delivery prices are less than food to go and restaurant prices. A takeaway service is also available throughout the day.