Innovation Sensation: Indigo restaurant

Indigo restaurant chocolate dessert

Everyone loves surprises. If someone says they don’t, they just haven’t had one worthy of the admission. If you fancy testing out the theory, you’re onto a winner at Indigo. It has a fine showcase of seasonal British ingredients and it’s housed in a damn fine Edwardian building in the centre of London. But the astonishing revelation, after devouring the food, naturally? The menu is entirely gluten and dairy-free. Who would have thought it? But yes, it has been stealthily cut out of everything from the beer-battered fish and chips to the Amedei chocolate mousse without a dent in the flavour stakes. Impressive.

Indigo, One Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BZ.