Zaika, 1 Kensington High St. ( 7795 6533). Tube: High St. Kensington. London’s best Indian restaurant: Elegant decor, attentive service, and sophisticated food. Appetizers £3-10. Entrees £13-23. Desserts £4-5. 2-course min. for dinner. Lunch fixed menu £12 for 2 courses, £14 for 3. 5-course dinner menu £38, with wine £57. Reservations recommended. Open M-Sa noon-2:45pm and 6:30-10:45pm, Su 6:30-9:45pm. MCV. Raison d’Etre, 18 Bute St. (7584 5008). Tube: South Kensington. This comfortable, quiet cafe offers a bewildering range of filled baguettes and foccacia (£2.20-5) as well as salades composees (£3.50-4.70) and other light dishes. Open M-F 8am-6pm, Sa 9:30am-4pm. Cash only.
Crush, 27 Kensington High St. (7376 9786). Tube: High St. Kensington. Fresh-squeezed smoothies and juices (£2.50-3.70) with optional vitamin boosters. Cheery, colorful interior: Comfy couches, bright chairs, and a giant fruit mural. Open M-W and F 8:30am-6pm, Th 8:30am-7pm, Sa 9am-6pm, Su 10am-6pm.