restaurants / Malaysian

Lonely Planet review

London’s only real fine-dining Malay restaurant, Awana has all our favourite dishes – beef rendang, laksa (coconut broth with prawns and rice noodles), murtabak (pancake with savoury fillings), ikan bakar (grilled butterfish wrapped in banana leaves with herbs and baked) in a stylish and minimalist ‘New Asian’ dining room. The uninitiated may want to consider the Malaysian Journey sampling menu at £45 (£40 for the vegetarian version). The Satay Bar serves delicious skewers of chicken, beef, lamb and prawns (£7.50 to £9.50) accompanied by the restaurant’s own spicy peanut sauce. We’ll be back.