- Media Coverage
- 10 Oct 2019, Luxury London
There is a Dedicated Naan Bread & Wine Bar in London
Behind the redbrick walls of a former all-boys’ grammar school in Bermondsey lies an unlikely Indian palace. The LaLiT hotel group bought the Grade II listed Victorian building on the South Bank in 2017 and spent £50 million transforming it into a five-star luxury hotel, where dramatic design meets traditional Indian opulence.
The Baluchi restaurant is set in the former assembly hall with soaring vaulted ceilings, which are painted a vibrant royal blue and hung with sapphire-tinted glass chandeliers. The sheer size of the space means it can sometimes lack ambiance, however this doesn't matter when sat at the self-styled naan’ery: an intimate marble-topped bar where the affable executive chef Santosh Shah prepares a feast of naan breads in front of you, cooked in a traditional cast iron tandoori oven.
About The LaLiT Hotels
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Limited is India’s largest and the fastest growing privately owned Hotel Company. The company offers Seventeen luxury hotels, with 3600 rooms in the five-star deluxe segment with eleven operational hotels and six under development/restoration (including three overseas). The operational hotels include The Lalit New Delhi, The Lalit Mumbai, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur, The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho, The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal (Kerala), The Lalit Jaipur, The Lalit Chandigarh & The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata. The Group has also forayed into mid-segment hotels under the brand – ‘The Lalit Traveller’. The first two hotels under this brand opened in Jaipur and Khajuraho with 25 more hotels planned in the next five years.