Lunch with a difference

Drop in to La Porte des Indes for lunch and dig into this lavish spread! Choose from a varitety of starters, main courses, desserts and so much more!


The cost of each starter is  – £9.90

Served with Garlic and Coriander Naan

Sea Scallops

Lightly seared with a hint of garlic in a mild saffron sauce.

Crab Malabar

A warm salad crab meat and corn spiked with mustard seeds, turmeric and fresh curry leaves and served in its own shell.

Parsee Fish

Fillet of sole encased in mint and coriander chutney and lightly steamed in banana leaves. Chef Mehernosh Mody’s speciality.

Murgh Malai Tikka

Chicken tikka marinated with cream cheese, mace and fresh green peppercorns and grilled in the tandoor.

British Lamb Seekh Kebabs

With smoked red chillies, sun dried tomatoes and herbs. Served with a fruit chutney.

Swiss Chard and Water Chestnuts

Beignets with gramflour, green chillies, coriander, turmeric and caraway seeds.

Cottage Cheese

Wedges filled with a mint and mango relish and char-grilled to perfection.

Main courses

These main courses cost – £16.00

Served with Saffron Basmati Pillav Rice, Multi Seed Naan Bread, Carrot and Mustard Raita.


Assadh curry as in Pondicherry with turmeric,ginger, green chillies, coconut, mustard seeds and green mangoes.

Monkfish (Supplement – £6.00)

Coastal curry enlivened with roasted coconut, red chillies, coriander, ginger and smoked tamarind from Kerala.

Barbary Duck

Grilled and served rosé with a chilli and ginger infused tamarind sauce tinged with jaggery.


Slices marinated in yoghurt and red spices, grilled and served in a creamy sauce. Poulet Rouge, spécialité de notre maison.

British Lamb Chops

Chargrilled with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves finished with caramelised onions.


Braised home style as in Pondicherry with robust spices and laced with coconut milk.

Hereford Beef Tenderloin

Stir fried with roasted cinnamon, cloves, aniseed, black pepper, and coconut chips.


Gloucestershire Old Spot belly vindaloo slow cooked with Goan red chillies, garlic and malt vinegar prepared by our chef Fransisco Marques.


Sautéed with onions, tomatoes and a touch of spice.

Punjabi Chole

Chickpeas cooked home style with garam masala, rustic spices, and tinged with tamarind.

Cottage Cheese

Sautéed leaf spinach in butter with green chillies and ginger.

Purple Aubergine

Smoked and crushed with chilli, ginger and a touch of lime.

Black Lentils

Slow cooked overnight on live coals with robust spices and finished with cream.


Red Rice  – £5.50

Steamed organic red rice.

Pomegranate Raita  – £6.00

Natural yoghurt with pomegranate, a touch of cumin and paprika.

Kachumber  – £4.50

Traditional salad of red onions, cucumber and tomatoes with a touch of lime.

Kulcha  – £5.50

Naan breads with a filling of your choice.

  • Mango and Coconut
  • Onion and Garlic
  • Chilli and Coriander
  • Fruit and Nuts
  • Herb Potatoes
  • Three Cheese

Papadum & Chutney  – £4.50

Crisp yellow lentil flat breads spiked with cumin seeds, served either crisp fried or roasted.


The cost of these desserts are  – £8.00

Cinnamon (Gulab Jamun)

Flavoured syrup with caramelised milk and cereal nuggets.

Rose & Cardamom (Rasmallai)

Infused milk with poached fresh cheese dumplings, served with fresh raspberries.

Belgian Dark Chocolate – 55% Cocoa Solids

Mousse served in traditional leaf cup.

Jersey & Guernsey Milk Kulfi

Infused milk with poached fresh cheese dumplings served with fresh raspberries.

Jersey & Guernsey Milk Kulfi

The Indian answer to ice cream, home made with no artificial flavourings or stabilizers.

  • Rose & Pistachio (contains nut)
  • Alphonso Mango

Discover the flavours of Asian fruits through this range of “Artisanal” ice creams and sorbets developed by the Blue Elephant Group.


  • Indian Tamarind
  • Lychee & Rose (no added sugar)
  • Imperial Passion Fruit

Ice Cream

  • Green Tea & Mandarin
  • Black Sesame & Nougat (contains nut)
  • Salty Caramel