Masala Twist City Centre
A brash appearance maybe – but terrific regional varieties and fresh-tasting one pot and street food options.
The twist used to be Indian-Scottish fusion, but since haggis pakora and keema aloo have cropped up on menus across the city, Masala Twist have added some exotic meats to their repertoire. Where before the most unusual curries on offer had Scottish game, duck, rabbit or venison, they have been joined by dishes with kangaroo, camel and crocodile. These dishes may be a bit pricier than the average curry, like the Goan fish curry, with generous, meaty chunks of monkfish in a well-rounded sauce, earthy with mustard seeds and rich with coconut. Starters are a real stand out: crisp aubergine fritters are gooey in the middle and served with a delicious pickle; fish pakora is juicy and cooked just so, while the tandoori lamb chops and achari batak tikka duck are blackened, spicy yet moist and tender in the middle, showing there is more than novelty to Masala Twist and there is real skill in the kitchen. If Jaisalmeri camel curry is too adventurous, there is a familiar range of curry house favourites, and also a thali plate option that allows a choice of three dishes, chicken, lamb and veggie, with rice and naan.
- Delivery: £2
- Private dining: 60-80 (second floor)
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Nothing
- Live entertainment: Live DJs in function room
- Capacity: 50
- Largest group: 130
- Open since: 2012
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle