Dilpasand’s gola kebab is reason enough to visit the casual Pakistani and Indian restaurant solo. The soft, herby patties are served with flaky lachha paratha, green chutney, and flash-fried onions. Rip, scoop, dip, repeat. We suggest coming with more people though—whether for date night or a post-work team meal over BYOB Kingfishers. There’s a buzzy atmosphere in the evening, especially towards the end of the week. And although the gold-accented dining room is a little chintzy, it feels more ‘special occasion’ than other Whitechapel BYOB spots. Coming in a group also means you can share more dishes. The biryani is a little one note, so instead get a kulcha naan or huge Afghani naan to soak up the rich lamb nihari. The stew is thin and deeply spiced with warming cloves and ginger, and the slow-braised lamb shank slips off the bone at a mere nudge.