We popped into the Chatni for my girlfriend's birthday, I was a bit under the weather and very unfortunately my appetite wasn't very big on the day.
My girlfriend is vegetarian, and we asked if the mixed starter which contained both vegetarian and meat, would be able to be all vegetarian - the waiter had a quick think, and said "leave it with me, I'll take care of you". A little later two plates arrived with four different vegetarian starters, all of which different to the next and all very delicious.
For mains we ordered a vegetarian and a chef's special meat dish, my girlfriend's was lovely and just the right level of heat for her - mine was incredibly tasty, but due to being a little under the weather I didn't eat all of it, even though I did try as it was so nice.
When the waiter arrived to clear our plates, he was very apologetic as I hadn't finished my meal - I did explain that the food was lovely, but was a bit unwell - he decided that he would rather make me another dish to take home and eat when was feeling better, so that I didn't miss out - so he asked me what kind of curries I liked, and made me a Kahari to take away with me - for not extra cost.
I ate this the next day when feeling better, and it was quite possibly the nicest curry I've had, quite spicy - but at the level for me that I can still taste the flavours and enjoy the heat.
During the meal we also had peshwari naan and mushroom rice - all of which were incredibly fresh - the naan tasted like the bread had just been baked and then cook, a little doughy but in the right way. The rice was some of the freshest tasting I've ever had.
Each dish was accompanied by an explanation of what we were eating, along with a little history behind the meal.
I think it has been mentioned as a negative before on here, that the service isn't fast - but it's a fine dining Indian - which just makes you feel relaxed and as if you can take your time to eat your meal.
Brilliant, will be taking friends here when they come to stay.
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