Tuesday night. We had plenty of space and peace and quiet to ourselves, we were not harassed by the attentive staff.
The music was pleasant but at a reasonable volume, tables were well set out and spotlessly clean. Very stylish cutlery.
The complimentary popadoms were crisp and thin, no traces of heavy oil. The sauces featured a quality mango chutney, mint raita, onion and tomato slices and tamarind. All very thick and clearly not watered down (other restaurants in long eaton take note).
I had the chilli special prawn starter, lots of chilli without being mind-bendingly hot, without doubt the best bit of the meal, very, very tasty.
The main was the chefs special unpronounceable chicken dish, also very good but lacking in chilli compared to the starter. I should have asked for extra heat and will do next time.
Chapatti's were not on the menu but they cooked me some anyway.
Aside from the main all the dishes were well seasoned, well balanced, cooked with the minimum possible oil, not a hint on the plates unlike some restaurants where your food swims in oil, clearly made with fresh ingredients and obviously cooked with care and good timing.
There Gurkha lager in 600ml bottles was exceptional, light, complex and flavoursome, brewed in England too.
I felt most welcome and I was obviously valued as a customer.
Not a bad word to say about the place, needless to say I left a substantial tip and will go back for more.