Vivek Singh is the Executive Chef and CEO of five restaurants – The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen, Cinnamon Soho, Cinnamon Bazaar and Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford.
With exquisite food at the top of its genre and a stunning site in the heart of Westminster, The Cinnamon Club is a landmark London restaurant with real wow factor.
Since first opening its doors in 2001 at the old Westminster Library, The Cinnamon Club has been redefining the expectations of Indian cooking. Encompassing the varying flavours and assorted ingredients of different regions, dishes are immaculately presented and designed to reflect the culinary traditions and depths of Indian cooking. With a commitment to using only the freshest, most seasonal ingredients and spices, The Cinnamon Club is widely regarded as one of the finest Indian restaurants in the world.
Rather fittingly located in the historic East India Company spice warehouses, now transformed into the Devonshire Square development, Cinnamon Kitchen serves modern Indian cuisine inspired by the same ethos of the highly-acclaimed Cinnamon Club but in a more relaxed and informal setting.
The restaurant also boasts its own dedicated cocktail bar, Anise, a smart neon-lit late night spot offering a range of unique spicy cocktails and dancing long into the night.
Located just a stone’s throw from the cobbles of Carnaby Street, Cinnamon Soho launched in 2012 to great acclaim. Befitting of the area, this is the most casual and fun of Vivek’s restaurants, eschewing fine-dining in favour of comfort food classics and sharing plates.
Putting an Anglo-Indian twist on the traditional, Cinnamon Soho offers an all-day menu of dishes such as the now-famous Bangla Scotch Egg (included in Time Out’s best 100 small dishes in London 2012) and Roganjosh Shepherd’s Pie.
Cinnamon Kitchen’s adjoining cocktail bar, Anise, has been revamped and relaunched to become the place for after work cocktails in the City of London. Just a briefcase’s throw from Liverpool Street in Devonshire Square, Anise now has its own entrance to become a decadent destination drinking den in its own right: inside, discerning drinkers and cocktail connoisseurs can expect similarly stylish, spice-infused cocktails as its predecessor, a menu of modern Indian bar snacks that draw on inspiration from the next-door best Indian restaurant – Cinnamon Kitchen and the kind sleek interiors that wouldn’t look out of place in a glossy design mag.
Located in London’s vibrant Covent Garden, Cinnamon Bazaar is an all-day dining concept that mixes real Indian heritage with urban London. It is inspired by the marketplaces or bazaars that lie on the various trading routes that connect the empires of the Old World. A Bazaar was a place to buy, to sell, to exchange, to explore, to learn, to share, to entertain and be entertained.
Cinnamon Bazaar aims to draw inspiration from the colours, the sounds, the smells, the bustle and energy of these bazaars that have for centuries been changing our tastes, by exposing us to new tastes, new things, new ideas all the time.
The cross cultural dining experience embraces the democratic spirit of a bazaar, making it a real cultural melting pot – the perfect place to eat, drink, relax and celebrate. Serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, it’s a place where guests can come at any time of the day or night whether it’s a feast with family or a friendly chat over a chai.
Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford is a relaxed all-day dining concept and the first restaurant of the Cinnamon Collection outside of London. Menus carry the same ethos of innovation and creativity as its sister restaurant Cinnamon Kitchen in the City, using fresh and seasonal ingredients. At Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford a prominent bar is the focal point of the room, perfect for pre-dinner cocktails and drinks during the day.
Theatre, flair and interaction are key to the Cinnamon Kitchen experience. An expansive, open-plan kitchen gives diners a view into the midst of the cooking action. The absolute jewel in the crown is the rooftop garden terrace giving stunning views and overlooking the Oxford spires. The restaurant is located in the Westgate Centre in the heart of cultural Oxford.
Coming soon… Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea at Battersea Powerstation.