Barbican Tandoori – the Indian restaurant under the Barbican Turret in Aldersgate Street – is no more, but the space has been refurbished and been replaced by another restaurant serving food from the Indian subcontinent  The new restaurant is now operated by the Coriander group and carries the Coriander name.


The Coriander restaurant group started with its first establishment in Buckhurst hill, Essex in 2000. In 2003, a second restaurant opened its doors in Vauxhall, south London followed by Blackheath, south east London in 2006.

The Coriander management says it takes great care to ensure that diners are happy with both its food and service. It now has many years of experience in providing service and catering to standards of excellence.  It comments that its  food speaks for itself. A delicate blend of Northern Indian and Bangladeshi flavours combine to create a unique taste to tantalise all palates. The group says it always uses fresh ingredients, locally sourced produce where possible and has most of the traditional favourites within its extensive menus.

There have already been a number of positive comments on the new restaurant on the bulletin board.  As did Barbican Tandoori, Coriander offers take-away food and also a delivery service.  It seems to be a welcome addition to restaurants close to the Barbican – indeed it coul;d hardly be closer if you live on the west side of the Estate.

Coriander is at 55 Aldersgate Street, Barbican, EC1A 4LA, Tel: 02076 004 747 or 02077 964 499