I came in with friends last night and was pleasantly surprised at the contemporary feel to the restaurant as it is uncommon in Indian Restaurants up north.
We were seated in a nice bar area whilst waiting for more friends to arrive and offered menus and drinks, there were 4 of us and we all ordered different things so that we could try each others. I ordered the Tandoori King Prawn starter and Afghani Chops with lemon pillau because I've never had chops in an indian way before.
The king prawns came on the shell and looked too pretty to eat, they were soft and not rubbery like they are sometimes in restaurants. My friends ordered onion bhajis ( you get 3 here instead of the common 2 :-) ) and mussels (which is something else I've never seen on an indian menu) and it was all delicious. We didn't order poppadoms but I wish we had because the lady on the table next to us was saying how delicious the chutney was - that's one for next time.
Our maincourses came soon after we finished our starters. I had a huge plate full - 4 chops on a bed of spicy minced lamb . My chops were cooked perfectly for me, not overcooked but not still crispy, the cute waiter told me that the shops are cooked in a tandoor oven first - the best bit though was my rice, it was really fresh with the lemon, i think i'm a convert now and will always be having lemon pillau.
my friend ordered a biryani but this one was with chillis and quails eggs ( which are really cute and taste just like normal eggs), the portion was so large that we couldn't finish it between us and took some home.
We had a fantastic time and stayed chatting long after finishing our food, just chilling.
Can't wait to go back - thank you so much for such a nice time :-)