Longevity is getting tougher and tougher. With so much competition and a struggling economy, for a restaurant to succeed nowadays, change is needed. More important then change, however is quality.
Cinnamon Lounge in Isleworth has just recently celebrated it's tenth year and with this has come a new menu.
With the Oberoi trained owner and chef, Shameem Ahmed at the helm, I was ready for a culinary delight and without spoiling it all, I was not disappointed.
Cinnamon Lounge is an Indo-Chinese restaurant, but mainly focused on Indian cuisine.
Whenever I do get lucky to be invited to a restaurant, I always ask the waiter/chef to give what they recommend and like. They are the experts so they can lead the way.
On Sundays' Cinnamon Lounge also offers Buffet food for all. This bonus was great as we also had a few extra dishes.
Based on this, the below is what we had
Chicken Mongolian (Signature Dish) (N) - £7.95
Fenugreek and Peanut flavoured house speciality - a hit amongst our regulars
Lamb Fry - £10.95
Lamb tossed with green chillies, curry leaves, onions and lemon juice
Saag Gosht - £9.95
Tender pieces of lamb cooked with spinach and tempered with garlic.
Do Piaza (Karela/Bhindi) - £6.95
Bottle Gourd / Bhindi with Onions.
From the buffett we also had some samosas, dahl papri chat and chicken tikka
ALL EQUALS - ABSOLUTELY STUFFED.
Located on Twickenham Road, West London, the restaurant was a five minute drive away from Syon House and the river. Which was ideal for a nice walk in the summer heat.
A good location, free parking and a menu for all tastes and likes, Cinnamon Lounge I believe has longevity and Chef Shameem and his updated menu is key to this.
GOOD TIMES: The Sunday Buffett gives you all, but the A La Carte Menu has the specialities.
WATCH OUT: Worth the travel, and then wonder along the river after.
OMG: Check out their signature dishes, from the Mongolian Chicken to the Bindi curry
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