Out in the suburbs of London hides this unique Indian restaurant in a converted pub. The restaurant is often busy on week nights and full of native locals – a spicy start.
Each main dish was rich and fresh in flavour. Fish curry topped with fresh curry leaves and mustard seeds, daal served with whole fried dried chillies and tender lamb in the biriyani served with homemade raita. Although the Sheikh Kebab was disappointing, the other dishes more than made up for it.
What is unique about this restaurant however is that the native locals don’t come to eat the Indian food but come for the Indo-Chinese offering on the menu. From my understanding, Chinese food in India caters to local tastes, the same way it does here in England, and their version of Chinese food is therefore different. So this appears to be an authentic Indian Chinese restaurant which is an amazing niche to hit when you think about it.
I’ll be back next time to try the Fish Chilli Black Bean Sauce, Paneer in Schezwan Sauce, and Okra in Chilli and Spring Onion sauce. Don’t knock it till you try it right?
£28 (2 people)
Stanmore Hill, Stanmore, HA7 3DZ
020 8954 3335
Monday – Sunday
12.00pm to 11.00pm