We have just celebrated a family birthday here with a large number of us ranging from babies, toddlers, older children, and adults The tables were nicely decorated and set at the back downstairs. High chairs for the little ones were delivered and prams safely stowed away out of sight with no problem.The waiters were lovely and orders for drinks were quickly taken while everyone arrived and waited for the birthday boy. There was a good choice of food and I tried a Chicken Tikka starter with fried onions, which was delicious. The onion bhajis were freshly cooked and piping hot. There were also a nice selection of salads to add to your plate. On the curry front, I tried the Lamb Bhuna, which was quite hot, but delicious. I also had a Chicken Curry, lovely, and some spinach with potato, chick pea curry and fluffy basmati rice. Others at my table had Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Korma, which they enjoyed. There was also chips, naan bread and some other fried things, like spring rolls and prawn crackers, which I was trying to avoid.
On to desserts, we tried some fried pastry things which were very sugary, but went down well with the children. There were some tasty coconut sweetmeat balls, a bit like coconut ice, but creamier, I think they were made with condensed milk. Really moreish! I tried the mango sorbet which was lovely and refreshing, there was also fresh fruit, like melon on offer.
Champagne had been ordered and it was brought to our table and served very competently. The waiter also asked when the best time would be to bring out the birthday cake and it all went off beautifully. One of the waiters asked us to let him know if there was anything else he could do for us. He really was very attentive and pleasant. When two small plates accidentally got broken by small children knocking them off the table and this was swiftly dealt with, and with assurances that it was no problem.
The whole occassion was very relaxed and enjoyable, a great place for family gathering and excellent value for money.
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