Bistro Vadouvan opened in Putney Wharf today and blends classic French cuisine with Middle Eastern and Asian spice.

A collaboration between two old college friends with award-winning restaurant and Michelin-starred cheffing backgrounds, Bistro Vadouvan is located on the main piazza of Putney Wharf, with stunning views of the River Thames.

According to the restaurant: “Bistro Vadouvan’s concept cleverly mixes classical French cuisine with subtle elements of Middle Eastern and Asian spice, creating mouth-watering and original dishes that are packed full of taste while also having a delicate, contemporary feel.

“This unique balance and lightness of touch brings out the best of the much-loved French culinary style, whilst also reflecting today’s inclination for healthier food.”

The Bistro has four sections to cater for a wide range of guests, from locals grabbing a quick bite, families, friends to parties and special events and there is an outside terrace to enjoy the sun.

Chef Patron Durga Misra

Chef patron Durga’s career began in London in 2002 with a stint at the award-winning fish restaurant One – o – One in Knightsbridge before moving to the 2 Michelin starred Capital Hotel in Belgravia under Eric Chavot for five years.

From there he went to La Petit Maison before his first head chef position at Kitchen by Joel Antunes and then his second, returning to Chavot’s fold, to head up Brasserie Chavot in Mayfair.

Durga fell into cheffing by accident, after being rejected for the Indian Army, but was drawn, he says, to both by the discipline and uniform.

Co-patron Uttam Tripathy

Uttam came to the UK after training with Radisson hotel group in India. He’s been patron and maître d’ at the Potli in Hammersmith since its opening in 2011.

The average spend per head is around £35 per person. The bistro is open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday but closed on Sundays.