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Indian restaurant concept Raj is heading north of the river for its second
London site.

Founder Salim Sheikh is launching Raj of Islington in early December just off Upper Street. Similar to its flagship venue, Raj of Kensington, the 82-cover sister restaurant will focus on the same ethos – home-cooked authentic Indian food from different regions across the continent.

Signature dishes include The Railway Lamb Curry, once served on the long train journey from Bombay to Calcutta, and Murg Salli Zardaloo, from the Gujarat region, which are both made based on 100-year-old recipes.

The drinks list spans wine by the glass to spirits, house-made mocktails, and a selection of cocktails and gin. Sheikh, who has a background in fine dining, founded Raj in 2016.