The Quilon Restaurant

Elegant, Michelin starred Quilon doesn't shout about its refined menu of South Indian coastal cuisine, which specialises in tangy seafood; it's far too discreet. Appealingly decorated in a muted palette, with wicker-backed chairs adding to the colonial air, the restaurant attracts business diners and social gatherings in equal parts to its well-heeled St. James's location. The team at Quilon use only the best ingredients and cooking techniques to ensure that each dish highlights their collective passion for home-style Indian cuisine. Always looking for ways to innovate, Quilon often experiments with combining modern and traditional elements of South Indian cuisine to ensure that a unique range of dishes can be found on the menu. The renowned seafood dishes include the Spiced Grilled Red Snapper, Koondapur Fish Curry and Pan Fried Lobster with Kashmundi Mustard Cream Sauce and Spices. For the perfect accompaniment to your meal, you can also choose from an extensive selection of drinks from the wine list, which was recognised in 2009 with Wine Spectator's prestigious Award of Excellence.

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Information

Address
41 Buckingham Gate
London
SW1E 6AF
Restaurant Style(s)
Bistro & Bar
Restaurant Cuisine(s)
Indian
Open Hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 23:00. Saturday: 12:30 - 15:30 & 18:00 - 23:00. Sunday: 12:30 - 15:30 & 18:00 - 22:30.
Average Price for Meal
£50
Average Price for Main Course
£23

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Location

Menu


STARTERS
Quilon salad
pink grape fruit, roasted beetroots, patty pan, mixed salad leaves with goji berry and 
honey dressing
Lotus stem and colocasia chop
with mango and mint sauce
Mini masala dosa
rice and lentil pancake filled with tempered potatoes and vegetables, served with sambhar
Cauliflower chilli fry (gobi kempu bezule)
crispy fried cauliflower tossed with yogurt, green chilli and curry leaves
Seafood broth
mixed seafood in coriander flavoured broth
Coconut cream chicken
marinated chicken fillets with ground coconut, chilli and cumin, cooked over a griddle
Pepper shrimps
batter fried shrimps cooked in a fiery masala.
MAIN COURSES
SEAFOOD
Prawn masala (£6.50 supplement)
tiger prawns marinated and cooked with onion tomato, mustard, curry leaves and coconut masala
Herb Crusted Tilapia with mustard sauce
Quilon fish curry
cubes of halibut simmered in coconut, chilli, and raw mango sauce
Crispy Fried Squid with Spice pounded Shrimps

LAMB
Kothu lamb
marinated lamb with onion, chilli, ginger and tomatoes cut on a very hot griddle

GAME/CHICKEN
Manglorean chicken (kori gassi)
succulent pieces of chicken cooked in finely ground fresh coconut with spices
Chicken roast
Corn fed free range chicken morsels marinated with spices and roasted
VEGETARIAN
Crispy okra
thinly sliced okra, batter fried, tossed in onion, tomato and crushed pepper
Potato and cauliflower with crushed cashew nuts
potato and cauliflower florets cooked with onion, tomato, roasted spices and crushed 
cashew nuts
Spinach poriyal
shredded fresh spinach cooked with mustard seeds, whole red chillies, and freshly 
grated coconut
Cottage cheese and soya chunks
cooked with brown onion, tomato and spices
Three bean masala
cannellini, chilli and white kidney bean cooked in a blend of aromatic spices
Mango curry
fresh ripe mango cooked along with yoghurt, green chillies and tempered 
with mustard seeds and curry leaves

SAMPLER
Vegetarian
a selection of traditional vegetarian delicacies, a menu which includes two vegetables, mango curry served with rice, pineapple pachadi and parathas.
Non-vegetarian  (£2.75 supplement)
a combination of traditional vegetarian/non-vegetarian delicacies, a menu which includes fish 
and chicken, one vegetable, mango curry, served with rice and parathas
VEGETARIAN
Crispy okra
thinly sliced okra, batter fried, tossed in onion, tomato and crushed pepper
Potato and cauliflower with crushed cashew nuts
potato and cauliflower florets cooked with onion, tomato, roasted spices and crushed 
cashew nuts
Spinach poriyal
shredded fresh spinach cooked with mustard seeds, whole red chillies, and freshly 
grated coconut
Cottage cheese and soya chunks
cooked with brown onion, tomato and spices
Three bean masala
cannellini, chilli and white kidney bean cooked in a blend of aromatic spices
Mango curry
fresh ripe mango cooked along with yoghurt, green chillies and tempered 
with mustard seeds and curry leaves

SAMPLER
Vegetarian
a selection of traditional vegetarian delicacies, a menu which includes two vegetables, mango curry served with rice, pineapple pachadi and parathas.
Non-vegetarian  (£2.75 supplement)
a combination of traditional vegetarian/non-vegetarian delicacies, a menu which includes fish 
and chicken, one vegetable, mango curry, served with rice and parathas
 
ACCOMPANIMENTS
Fluffy steamed rice

Lemon rice
basmati rice tossed in lime juice, curry leaves, split bengal gram and pure ghee
Tomato rice
basmati rice cooked with tomato, onion, chilli and mint
Malabar paratha
soft refined flour dough beaten to thin sheet and folded to form layered bread, cooked on 
a skillet with pure ghee
Tawa paratha
whole wheat layered bread cooked on skillet with pure ghee
Okra pachadi
fried okras mixed with yoghurt, ground coconut, cumin seeds and mustard
Pachadi
pineapple and pomegranate mixed with yoghurt, ground coconut, cumin seeds and mustard
Plain yoghurt

STARTERS	
Quilon salad
pink grape fruit, roasted beetroots, patty pan, mixed salad leaves with goji berry and 
honey dressing	
Lotus stem and colocasia chop
with mango and mint sauce	
Mini masala dosa
rice and lentil pancake filled with tempered potatoes and vegetables, served with sambhar	
Cauliflower chilli fry (gobi kempu bezule)
crispy fried cauliflower tossed with yogurt, green chilli and curry leaves	
Seafood broth
mixed seafood in coriander flavoured broth	
Coconut cream chicken
marinated chicken fillets with ground coconut, chilli and cumin, cooked over a griddle	
Kothu lamb
marinated lamb with onion, chilli, ginger and tomatoes cut on a very hot griddle	
Curry leaf and lentil crusted fish
with ginger and coconut chutney	
Chicken sukke
chicken cubes marinated with roasted ground lentil, chilli, coriander and cumin	
Crab cakes
claw meat tossed with curry leaves, ginger, green chillies and cooked on a skillet	
Char-grilled scallops
with mango chilli relish	
Oysters in onion shell dressed with lemon ginger chilli
	
Fisherman's catch
pepper shrimp, crab cake, lentil fish and grilled scallop	
 
MAIN COURSES		
	
	


SEAFOOD		
Seafood moilee
cubes of halibut, grouper, tiger prawns and cubes of potato gently 
poached in a moilee sauce		
Baked black cod
subtly spiced, chunks of cod baked		
Prawn masala
tiger prawns marinated and cooked with onion tomato, mustard, curry leaves and coconut masala		
Lobster with kokum and mango
fresh lobster cooked with raw mango, ginger, kokum and curry leaves		
Herb crusted tilapia with mustard sauce
		
Goan spiced seared sea bass
whole seabass with goan green and red masala		
Quilon fish curry
cubes of halibut simmered in coconut, chilli, and raw mango sauce		
Pink pepper chilli prawn
prawn char-grilled with ground pink peppercorn and byadgi chilli		12
Crispy fried squid with spice pounded shrimps
		
		
LAMB		
Braised lamb shank
slow cooked with freshly ground herbs, spices and chillies		
Malabar lamb biryani
lamb cooked with traditional malabar spices in a sealed pot, with 
basmati rice		

 
GAME/CHICKEN	
Pan fried duck breast with green pepper sauce	
Stuffed quail legs
with quail mince, chilli, ginger, brown onion and spices, roasted and served with mustard sauce	
Manglorean chicken (kori gassi)
succulent pieces of chicken cooked in finely ground fresh coconut with spices	
Venison coconut fry
strips of venison fillet tossed with onion, tomato, ginger and spices with coconut slivers.	
Chicken roast
corn fed free range chicken morsels marinated with spices and roasted	
	
VEGETARIAN	
Crispy okra
thinly sliced okra, batter fried, tossed in onion, tomato and crushed pepper	
Potato and cauliflower with crushed cashew nuts
potato and cauliflower florets cooked with onion, tomato, roasted spices and crushed cashew nuts	
Spinach poriyal
shredded fresh spinach cooked with mustard seeds, whole red chillies, and freshly 
grated coconut	
Fresh flat and broad bean with split peas
tossed in spiced tomato onion masala	
Two type aubergine
baby aubergine masala/mashed baby aubergine with spices	
Coconut with asparagus and snow peas
sauteed with mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies and grated coconut	
Cottage cheese and soya chunks
cooked with brown onion, tomato and spices	
Three bean masala
cannellini, chilli and white kidney bean cooked in a blend of aromatic spices	
Mango curry
fresh ripe mango cooked along with yoghurt, green chillies and tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves 	
Raw Jack Fruit Pulao
Raw jack fruit, lentil dumplings with herbs and spices cooked with basmati rice served with fruit pachadi.	
 
ACCOMPANIMENTS	
Fluffy steamed rice	
Lemon rice
basmati rice tossed in lime juice, curry leaves, split bengal gram and pure ghee	
Tomato rice
basmati rice cooked with tomato, onion, chilli and mint	
Malabar paratha
soft refined flour dough beaten to thin sheet and folded to form layered bread, 
cooked on a skillet with pure ghee	
Egg paratha
whole wheat layered bread topped with beaten egg  and cooked on a skillet	
Tawa paratha
whole wheat layered bread cooked on skillet with pure ghee	
Okra pachadi
fried okras mixed with yoghurt, ground coconut, cumin seeds and mustard	
Pachadi
pineapple and pomegranate mixed with yoghurt, ground coconut, cumin seeds 
and mustard 	
Plain yoghurt	
 
TASTING MENU
Drumstick and lentil galette
with spiced coriander chutney
Herb crusted tilapia
marinated tilapia with fresh herb crust
	
	

Grilled tiger prawn
with red onion and mango relish
Curry leaf  coriander chicken
chicken supreme marinated with spices and cooked over a skillet
Malabar paratha
	
	
Malabar lamb biryani basmati rice
lamb cooked with traditional malabar spices in a sealed pot, with basmati rice
Flat and broad bean with split peas
tossed in spiced tomato onion masala
	
	
Bibinca with vanilla Ice cream
	

Tea/Coffee