The Den at Dining In with Mother India
Intimate restaurant-deli focused on fish and traditional, home-style cooking of the Mother India group.
A fantastic entry-level experience for the wider Mother India family, the Den at Dining In is a cosy and warm space, with large wooden ‘wind-breakers’ shielding diners from any icy blasts (much appreciated on cooler nights) and ideal for a catch-up with friends. It’s not a big blow-out of a menu – there are no starters, just a list of about a dozen or so curries. Fish and seafood are given a starring role, with four varieties cooked in four ways. Monkfish cooked in a South Indian-style malabar sauce is zesty, fresh and good value. It is complemented by a muttar paneer with springy cubes of paneer in a rich tomato and spinach sauce. Nothing is overly spiced, but the sauces are rich enough to see that there are layers of preparation at play. It’s no-frills in the sense that it is a simple menu – a few main courses, rice, a couple of roti and naan, and ice-cream or gulab jamin to finish – but the food is a lot more confident than in many a frillier place.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Jazz
- Capacity: 24
- Largest group: 24
- Open since: 2009
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £14 per bottle
- BYOB: £3.95 wine/4 beers; £4.25 fizz corkage
URGENT: You must stay at home except for shopping for basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work.