Restaurant Review: Gul and Sepoy Indian Restaurant. Sample delicious small plates inspired by the royal courts of North India and rural cooking from fishing villages along the South West coastline. The Gul and Sepoy Indian Restaurant is perfect if you’re looking for the best restaurants on Commercial Street, Aldgate Indian restaurants or places for lunch in E1.
“Adorable date night worthy restaurant located on Commercial Street which serves delicious and inventive small plates inspired by the royal courts of north India and rural south west cooking,” Homegirl London.
Gul and Sepoy Indian Restaurant Menu
The all-day menu features vegetable, seafood and meat dishes. We sampled a selection of the vegetarian options which were all amazing. These were beautifully presented with fabulous flavours and tantalising textures. We started with the tiny Dahi-ke-Kebab of pickled kohlrabi and goats cheese. It looked too perfect to eat but that didn’t stop me!
The Kale and Butternut Squash Salad was warm and wonderful. The Burnt Achari Cauliflower with Potatoes were delightfully spicy. We loved the Massor Dal Khichdi with Pickled Pineapple. The Yam and Paneer Kofta Chaat was exquisite, one of the best I’ve ever tasted.
Kale and Butternut Squash Salad
Fish eaters can enjoy Whole Soft Shell Crab with Tomato and Aubergine Pachadi or Whole Tandoori Sea Bream with Pickled Black Radish. The Meat choices included Potted Pig Head with Blood Masala Onions and Beef Onglet Musallam with Fried Quail Egg. Chicken, rabbit, duck and lamb dishes were also available.
Yam and Paneer Kofta Chaat
To give you the idea of price points the vegetable dishes are £6-7.50, Seafood £10-16 and Meat £8.50-13. There are a couple of desserts priced at £6 such as the rather stunning Blood Orange and Saffron Polenta Cake with Cardamom Rose Cream. The other option on our visit was Coconut, Passion Fruit, Tulsi and Chocolate. Check out the two-course set lunch menu which includes a starter and main course for £15. Cocktails are priced at £10-12 which include a Chilli and Cardamom Margarita or the Bloody Gul which is their version of a Bloody Mary.
Blood Orange and Saffron Polenta Cake with Cardamom Rose Cream
Gul and Sepoy Indian Restaurant Interiors
The restaurant occupies the ground floor and first floor of a vibrant blue painted building. On the ground floor you have a small and relaxed dining space. A large oak paneled bar sits along one side of the room. Natural toned raw plaster walls are decorated with small sepia hued art work in distressed frames. Padded seating is secured to the walls with leather straps. Upstairs you will find a more luxurious area with marble tables. The toilet is also upstairs should you need it!
Gul and Sepoy Indian Restaurant Information
To find out more about the Gul and Sepoy Website. The restaurant address is 65 Commercial Street, London E1 6BD. The nearest stations are Aldgate East Underground (District and Hammersmith and City Lines) or Aldgate (Circle or Metropolitan). Current opening times listed are Tuesday to Saturday 12pm until 2.45pm for lunch and Tuesday to Saturday 5.30pm until 10.30pm for dinner. It’s a good idea to book a table. This is a cute date night restaurant or a place to catch up with a foodie friend.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.