Although Gourmet Indian Cuisine is difficult to come by virtually anywhere outside London, the City Present has had increasingly luck locating interesting Indian eateries outside of SW1. One of the City Present’s best recent discoveries is an excellent spot inside Amsterdam’s canal belt which could hold its own against the best of the West End: Mayur.
Situated just a few blocks from the lively Leidseplein entertainment area, but just around the corner from the quiet, mannered Prinzengracht, Mayur is easily accessible from across Amsterdam. Featuring both swanky finishes and an authentic tandoori oven, welcoming diners with friendly, efficient service, Mayur is modern in its tasteful decor and international menu, while still being a true ethnic eatery.
The space is divided into a dimly-lit and stylishly furnished dining-room, and a well-appointed lounge and bar, with comfortable seating and subcontinental artwork. A large window separates the tandoori kitchen from the dining room, which adds to the atmosphere, as the baker tosses naan to the oven’s inside just beyond the packed booths. The extensive menu offers a wide variety of North Indian dishes, which are presented fancifully and is universally excellent.Mayur Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 203 1017 RB Amsterdam, Netherlands
020 623 2142 www.mayur.nl Tweet