NileGuide Expert Says:
It's more business-oriented by day so go by night (with someone special) when it shimmers to perfection.
Halkin Arcade, Motcomb St., SW1X
SW1X 8JT London, England
NileGuide Expert tip:
Indian restaurants in London are often a cheap way of eating out. Amaya isn't, but the quality is high.
Amaya oozes style and elegance from its black leather seats, pink sandstone and rosewood panelling, to its striking open granite-topped kitchen with illuminated bottles of infused oils, and the too-pretty-to eat arrangements of succulent dishes from around the continent. It was voted best new restaurant in London on opening (in 2005),and has gone from strength to strength since then, being one of only a handful of Indian restaurants in the UK to be awarded a coveted Michelin star.