Darjeeling Express by A-nrd Studio | Restaurant interiors

Above the buzz of Carnaby Street, tucked away on the top floor of Kingly Court, the home-style Indian restaurant, Darj eeling Express made its grand debut on the London restaurant scene in late 2017. Owner and mastermind chef Asma Khan introduces authentic Indian cuisines rarely found in restaurants —partition-era Mughlai food and Kolkata street food— in a space reminiscent of ancestral Havelis in India. Alessio Nardi of A-nrd Studio studied the traditional architecture and home decor from Asma‘s heritage to put together the natural look of Darjeeling Express. The colour palette of the intimate space comes from golden hour scenery of India, where warm, earthy soft tones come alive. This palette is complimented with the cerulean blue of Indian train stations and of Darjeeling Express’s namesake train. This colour combination is also reflected on the table tops and the Chai bar, all made in polished dyed concrete true to one of India most used materials alongside brass which is… continue