This review is taken from the 2014 edition.
This recently established Trongate restaurant with adjacent takeaway showcases the award winning cooking skills of its chef owner Manoj Singh. There are no real surprises on the menu, however traditional favourites are individually created from fresh ingredients. The chicken bhoona with its thick and plentiful spiced tomato and onion sauce or the lamb saag infused with dark and delicious spinach and mustard leaves are tasty and plentiful. Indian breads such as naan and paratha are crisp and hot from the oven and hotplate The starters are more run of the mill items with the excitingly named spinach healthy kebab looking rather like greenish brown pennies. The service is eager and efficient and the restaurant doubles as a karaoke and hen and stag party night venue which is clearly attracting an eager crowd at weekends as the prices are more than reasonable. The ambience is rather quirky especially the entrance passage which takes you back to 80s India however the main dining area lacks atmosphere when there are only a few diners.
- High point: Individually crafted, good-value mains
- Low point: A rather unique ambience
- Notable dish: Dal makhni
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Bollywood music from Utube
- Live entertainment: venue can be booked for hen and stag parties as well as chidrens parties with DJ or karaoke
- Capacity: 55
- Largest group: 55
- Open since: 2013
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle