Every table is decorated differently, bangles, jewels and trinkets fill the restaurant so it all looks quirky and different.. Yet elegantly styled.
I enjoyed some red wine whilst I mulled over the menu.. I was here with a blogger friend , she was sharing her secrets to her amazing success! I hadn’t seen her since school in Kenya so it was great to have a catch up.. over some wine and her salted lassi!
We decided to have a few starters instead of a mains. We were in a bit of a hurry and also Indian starters are always the highlight of the meal.
Dahi Bateta Puri were lovely.. If you havent tried these before, they are small bitesize, hollow crispy puffs filled with potatos, yoghurt, onions, tamarind (its tangy and delicious). I love the tangy tamarind, so for me these weren’t tangy enough- maybe a bit too much ‘dahi’ and not enough seasoning. But the actual puri (crispy puff) was melt in the mouth and perhaps the best puri I’ve ever tasted!
Then was the paneer… Im super fussy with paneer and i like mine super soft and warm doused in lemon juice and accompanied with plenty of mint and green chutneys. These cubes were a bit more on the tougher, chewy side and the waiter didn’t bring any accompaniments. Ive never had paneer dry like that so I asked for some chutneys and it was much better!
However the dessert was absolutely divine- i had the chocolate fondant and we went all out as also got a Gulab Jaman. My fondant was perfectly gooey in the middle and im salivating just thinking about it! I snuck some of the gulab jaman too and it was YUM!
Im surprised this place has had rave reviews about the food, but I would go back and try the mains. I really wish i loved the starters because the restaurant itself is absolutely gorgeous- the staff are super lovely.. And after reading all the reviews previously, I think i was just there on a bad day. And everyone is allowed a bad day!