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Harneet and Devina Baweja, the duo behind Gunpowder are set to open a new restaurant next month, this time exploring the oriental flavours of the Himalayas that they fell in love with, when visiting family in North East India.

Madame D’s will bring together the flavours of Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan and Chinese cooking with local ingredients to create a succinct sharing menu. Dishes will include gold coin dumplings, pan-fried Tibetan duck momo, garlic coriander steamed chicken and prawn on toast.

Marked by deep red awnings over the windows, the 25-cover restaurant will give a nod to the ramshackle back-rooms that once punctuated the Commercial Street rag route. Industrial trestle tables and long wooden benches will line the room for communal feasting, ceilings will be high, candlelight, smokey and the walls distressed.

Madame D’s: Opens 9th May 2017, Second Floor, 76 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, E1 6LY, www.madame-d.com