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“Sensational food!”
Review of Lavani - CLOSED

Lavani
Price range: $7 - $33
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Experience the uncomprehendingly mysterious power of culinary India at Lavani.With two prestigious awards in its first year of trading (AAA Award Of Excellence & Taste of the West-Gold Award), Lavani is a speciality Indian restaurant with an accent of regional Indian and Anglo-Indian cuisine for the global palate.Light,modern and sophisticated dishes that pay homage to the power of culinary India,defines Lavani. Situated only a short walk away from Kents Cavern, English Riviera's most beautiful coves (Meadfoot and Ansteys) and the famous South West Coastal Path we pride ourselves on the quality of service and quality of our ingredients.• Mild, subtle and delicate Flavours of India• Cookery Demo and Dinner Evenings• Imaginative Indian cocktail and Indian wines• 20% Discount Senior citizens card• 15% Discount Hospitality Card• Complimentary Birthday Package• Winter Warmer Menu• Live Music Evenings•LAVANI DIY Spice Packs & Marinades. Party Menu. We are delightful in many ways. While for some it is one of the finest speciality Indian restaurants, to others it is an amazing English Riviera retreat. And there are those that love it for its rose water and saffron marinated walls studded with themed art, red chilli flavoured chairs, buttermilk swish linen and its friendly family feel. Imaginative cuisine, undeniably happening ambience, the flavours, the aroma, the live cooking sounds and the artistic display, presented with the Lavani signature of hospitality. All come together in perfect harmony in an exciting new avatar! Our Cuisine: Careful blending of genuine Indian cooking traditions with high quality, high-end British high in protein, low in fat ingredients not often found in Indian cuisine such as scallops,wild boar,goat,lobster,mutton,wood pigeon,venison,caviar,quail, calf's liver,ostrich and more creates unique and distinct dishes.We take away the heaviness usually akin to Indian dishes and we're focusing on minimising the usage of oil and fat.The extremely comprehensive menu of dishes demonstrates how ancient wisdom and regional traditional cooking styles have been blended with British traditions evolving to become what we get on our plates today.Dig in! Be thrilled! Let the spirit of Lavani enliven you!
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We visited this restaurant one evening only three days after it opened. It was fully booked and it is fair to say that the kitchen was still finding its feet so - even allowing for the fact that the food was all cooked fresh to order - the service was a little on the slow side. I am sure that this will soon sort itself out and you should not be put off by this comment as when it arrived the meal was sensational and we were treated to tasty little treats to keep us happy whilst waiting.

We had difficulty in choosing what to order because there are so many deliciously tempting dishes on the menu. Fortunately the staff are all very helpful and willing to explain exactly what is in each dish.

I had dosai to start which is spiced potato wrapped in a savoury pancake - not too large or too spicy - and my husband had local scallops. We both had fish for a main course - my husband had the fish feast which is a generous serving of a variety of different fish beautifully seasoned without overpowering the natural taste of the fish and I had monk fish baked in a clay oven which was superb.

We tried and enjoyed a bottle of Indian white wine reasonably priced at £18.00 and we both came away replete and happy for a shade under £60 which we thought excellent value for money.

This is Indian food unlike any I have tried before - utterly fabulous. Can't wait to return.

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