From the team behind India’s biggest food festival, The Grub Fest, a new Indian tapas restaurant has now launched in London’s Fitzrovia.

Both restaurant and bar combined, Lokhandwala has launched this month on Charlotte Street, serving a variety of Indian small plates using a unique mix of ingredients and spices from around the globe – and all with a healthy twist.

The main restaurant lies on the ground floor leading to ‘The Hot House’ cocktail bar at the rear of the building while a speakeasy is located on the first floor with a cosy outside terrace.

Created specifically for The Hot House, the unique cocktails on offer includeMor, a concoction of Ketel One Vodka infused jasmine tea, sage and white tea syrup, herbal liqueur, sweet vermouth, fresh lemon, saffron and cardamom bitters that pays homage to the peacock, a bird frequently found in Indian art, mythology, folk art and music or Holi – in celebration of the famous renowned festival of colours - made with Don Julio Tequila infused ginger, Cacao Vida mescal, Mozart white chocolate, fresh lime and cinnamon syrup.

The interiors of Lokhandwala celebrates the story of Lady Charlotte, a noblewoman from a bygone era who found the love of her life travelling through the Lokhandwala district of Mumbai. Returning to London, Lady Charlotte awaits the return of her love, Vijay, surrounding herself with objects and trinkets from her travels. Vijay never returns and a broken-hearted Lady Charlotte distracts herself, entertaining her friends in London within food and drink from her beloved’s homeland.