The Tamarind Collection, one of the world’s finest Indian restaurant groups, has confirmed its acquisition of London’s Zaika, making this the fourth restaurant in the group. Zaika will undergo refurbishment later in 2013.
Bringing Zaika into the group marks the next step in the Tamarind Collection’s expansion strategy, following the opening of Tamarind of London in Los Angeles in 2011. Zaika joins the group’s already established restaurant brands Tamarind of Mayfair and Imli in Soho, extending the diverse range of menus offered within the Collection beyond the classical fine dining at Tamarind of Mayfair and street food at Imli.
Located at 1, Kensington High Street in a grade 2 listed, late Gothic revival Victorian building, Zaika means sophisticated flavors and it offers refined yet creative and contemporary Indian cuisine incorporating traditional classic dishes with original new menus.
A leading designer, to be announced at a later date, will revolutionize the interior of Zaika of Kensington in 2013.
Rajesh Suri, CEO of the Tamarind Collection, says: “We see the huge potential in Zaika of Kensington and we are delighted to now count it as one of our own. We believe in blending the finest traditional and innovative cuisine across a range of atmospheres in the very best setting for our customers.
“With Zaika of Kensington now in our stable, our group takes another step forward, delivering on our business strategy for both UK domestic and international expansion. We are setting our sights on bringing Zaika of Kensington the success it deserves.”
Alfred Prasad, director cuisine & executive chef of the Tamarind Collection says: “An opportunity to showcase different facets of our vast Indian repertoire is always exciting and inspiring. At Zaika of Kensington, we will present adaptations of Indian food that will be quite new to our European diners, whilst retaining its traditional heritage and flavors.”