To me, this appears to be what happens when an English Professor creates a Curry house with an Indian Hindu: the point being they have really thought about what they are doing. This place is forging ahead as an example of what I imagine the future of westernised Indian food will be like. For example, it is not unheard of for a waiter to offer to have the strength of your curry adjusted to taste. At the Corner Café however, it is a standard part or the menu to have every dish adjusted through the full range of strength from mild to Vindaloo.
There are many things done here that you wish would be common place in Indian food. It is not swimming in oil (something my Punjabi friend seriously objects to). There is plenty of meat (in the meat dishes of course); I have had takeaways elsewhere with only three pieces of meat. There is a good variety of beers available, not just Kingfisher / Cobra. Interestingly, with the poppadoms, you get to chose exactly which sauces you want, as opposed to elsewhere getting a forced section, two of which you don't like.
The poppadoms were actually the best I have ever tasted, flavoured with cumin.
The fish pakora special starter we had stunned us, with the lightness of the batter, and combined well with the yoghurt from the poppadoms. Then the Nann bread was like a warm fluffy cloud with a sweet glazed lining - and HUGE! My main course was perfectly to my taste / strength requested.
I did in fact struggle to find anything to criticise. I would suggest that having been overwhelmed with the choice of the menu, until we were supplied with a "menu explainer", that a larger menu could be created with descriptions instead of just titles. Then people would understand better the thought that had gone into the creations. That said, the quality and range of the vegetarian dishes would be a delight to many - and also far closer to authentic Indian food you would get on the sub-continent. So the only negative point I could find was that I hate the tacky plastic poppadum baskets.
To finish on a high note, would I recommend this place? Oh YES, already have - anyone who likes Indian food or runs an Indian restaurant should come here to see how well it can be done.
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