Little Curry House
Minute but vibrant restaurant, strong on Indian classics with an ever-changing list of original specialties.
Slip past the noise and bustle of the open kitchen next to the door into this cosy and compact little restaurant, where, apart from two discreet booths at the back, the seating is up in a small and sociable mezzanine. A small, focused menu speaks of the kitchen’s confidence and skill, where familiar dishes are tweaked, lifted and turned into something special, like the murgh makhni, which takes its inspiration from butter chicken or the delicious methi gosht – lamb saag turned rich and pungent with fenugreek, ginger and fresh spinach leaf, sticky sauce clinging to the tender chunks of meat. A more familiar seeming spinach dish, saag paneer, has homemade paneer, the Indian cheese tasting fresh and almost crumbly. Starters include crisp, light aubergine fritters and machi pakora, which is almost big enough to serve as a main, huge chunks of fresh white haddock in crisp, spiced batter, while a prawn and mushroom poori – the filing a sweet and spicy gooey mess inside the warm, flaky pancake – is delicious. Look out for the new venture, Punjabi Rasooi, a restaurant-standard takeaway opening spring 2018 on Northpark Street.
- Delivery: £2.50/£3 - 3 mile radius
- Private dining: Up to 25 covers
- 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: Low-key Indian classical
- Capacity: 36
- Largest group: 25
- Open since: 2013
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £13.50 per bottle