amaya is a very upsacle contemporary indian restaurant in knightsbridge. it is most well known for its tapas style small plates of vegetables and meats. they do a very good paneer which literally melts in your mouth and is delicately flavoured. the mushroom kabab is also delicious and completely vegetarian.
i've been to amaya twice and thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere both times. but i was really annoyed the last time i went there because i was ticked off by the waiter for taking pictures of the food. i've eaten in so many restaurants in so many countries but never once have i been forbidden from taking photos. what is up with that?!!
one reviewer on "london-eating" talked about how paranoid amaya was in disclosing descriptions of the food they served. they do not provide an online menu, fax you one or even read out the menu on the phone! i'm not really sure what all the secrecy is about.
i'd much rather spend my time and money at chutney mary or veeraswamy.
ps - i guess i should be thankful that they did not confiscate my camera!