A modernist Indian restaurant is odd enough without adding the word 'bar' as well. The jazz-filled premises of this cafe-brasserie are a combination of stone, wrapped cloth and the odd highly carved Indian white-wood panel, with delightful triangular bar-stools and a handful of tables outside.

The staff match the decor in terms of how easy they are on the eye and will bring you free pappadoms to accompany your drink with a selection of pickles including - weird but wonderful - prunes. Snack food - Indian Welsh rarebit, Pakoras and other delights are spicy and decorative. You can eat full meals as well if you have time. Both buzzy and soothing.

Cafe Lazeez, 93-95 Old Brompton Rd SW7

(071-581 9993).

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