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INDIAN OCEAN FOOD FESTIVAL : AUGUST 2020

In which we take a Cook's Tour (pun intended) of island life in the Indian Ocean through a variety of tasty dishes from a relaxed cuisine with Indian and Creole influences.
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Cucumber Rougail

Cucumber Rougail

A small chopped salad/relish of cucumber, onions, red chillies, lemon, coriander, and sesame seeds, moistened with lemon juice and sesame oil [v/vg]
* Customers who order Chilli Dhal Fritters have this included with their meal *
£ 1.25
Sweet Mango & Red Chilli Chutney

Sweet Mango & Red Chilli Chutney

A small pot of chutney prepared Island-style with mango, ginger, garlic, toasted onion seed/kalonji, and red chillies [v/vg]
* Customers who order Pea & Potato Samosas have this included with their meal *
£ 1.45
Pineapple & Mango Chilli-Salt Salad

Pineapple & Mango Chilli-Salt Salad

Diced pineapple, cucumber, and mango with a sweet tamarind dressing and chilli-salt. Try this with our grills or as an alternative to dessert [v/vg]
* Customers who order Slow-Cooked Beef have this included with their meal *
£ 2.95
Potato & Pea Samosas with Sweet Mango & Chilli Chutney

Potato & Pea Samosas with Sweet Mango & Chilli Chutney

Lightly-spiced green peas and diced potato in a crisp pastry wrap; served with a sweet mango, ginger, & red chilli chutney, and tamarind sauce [v/vg]
£ 4.95
Chilli Dhal Fritters with Cucumber Rougail

Chilli Dhal Fritters with Cucumber Rougail

Yellow split-pea fritters with spring onions, coriander, and chilli; served with a cucumber, sesame, lemon, and chilli rougail [chopped salad], and coriander chutney [v/vg]
£ 5.95
Indian Ocean Fish Curry

Indian Ocean Fish Curry

Black Tiger Prawns and Cod poached island-style in a rich coconut broth prepared with fragrant spices including cardamom, curry leaf, fennel, and turmeric
£ 14.95
Slow-Cooked Creole Beef Cari with Pineapple & Mango Chilli-Salt Salad

Slow-Cooked Creole Beef Cari with Pineapple & Mango Chilli-Salt Salad

A traditional Island cari, or curry, of five-hour slow-braised beef rump cooked with herbs, chillies, and aromatic, warming spices for a rich sauce with plenty of flavour finishing with a gentle spice kick, topped with potato straws; served with a side of refreshing pineapple salad with mango, cucumber, tamarind, and chilli salt
£ 14.50
Aromatic Pumpkin & Vegetable Curry in Coconut Milk

Aromatic Pumpkin & Vegetable Curry in Coconut Milk

A tasty combination of aubergine, pumpkin, potato, and brown chickpeas cooked with fragrant spices in coconut milk [v/vg]
£ 8.95
Island-Style Coconut Rice

Island-Style Coconut Rice

Basmatic rice cooked with coconut milk, fragrant spices, caramelised onion, and curry leaf [v/vg]
£ 3.95
Paratha

Paratha

A traditional flaky, buttery layered bread excellent with spicy dishes and coconut sauces [v/vg]
£ 2.95

BEER & WINE OF THE WEEK

Four Portobello 'London Pilsner' Craft Lager for £10

Four Portobello 'London Pilsner' Craft Lager for £10

A great new beer : Crisp, and slightly rich, cold-lagered Pilsner with plenty of Saaz hops that make this a good companion to our style of cooking (4.6% abv) - 330ml bottles [v/vg]
£ 10.00
Three Portobello 'Star'Amber Ale for £10

Three Portobello 'Star'Amber Ale for £10

Three chilled, large bottles of honest British beer, slips down well in hot weather and great with our style of cooking. (4.3%abv) - 500ml bottles [v/vg]
£ 10.00
Roberto Sarotto Gavi di Gavi 2018 'Bric Sassi'

Roberto Sarotto Gavi di Gavi 2018 'Bric Sassi'

Our regulars love this : hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed Cortese from the upper, higher part (the bric) of the Tenuta Manenti vineyard in Gavi, strewn with stones (sassi). It has a very slight spritz and wonderful flavours, as the stony soil means the vines concentrate on producing fruit, not leaves. (12.5%abv) 75cl bottle with cork [v/vg]

£ 19.50
Consolation Rose Barrique 2016

Consolation Rose Barrique 2016

Wild fermented Mourvedre pressed direct to the barrel, dark, with richness, depth, good fruit flavours and freshness; from the Catalan coast of South West France, (14%abv) 75cl glass bottle with cork [v/vg]
£ 22.50
Via Terra Organic Red Grenache 2019

Via Terra Organic Red Grenache 2019

Fresh, smooth and fruity organic red from a small family vineyard in Catalonia; rounded tannins and an interesting complexity makes this a popular all-rounder with our cooking. (14% abv) 75cl bottle with cork [v/vg]
£ 19.50

STARTERS & SMALL PLATES

Tiger Prawn and Puri

Tiger Prawn and Puri

Lightly-spiced Black Tiger Prawns served with a round of light, flaky bread, and a slice of fresh lemon

 

£ 6.50
Punjabi Samosa & Chutney

Punjabi Samosa & Chutney

Spiced potato and vegetables in shortcrust pastry, with home-made date & tamarind sauce, and fresh coriander chutney [v/vg]
£ 4.25
Hand-made Lamb Samosa

Hand-made Lamb Samosa

Lightly-spiced minced lamb cooked in a crisp pastry wrap; served with mint raita, and fresh tamarind sauce
£ 4.75
Onion Bhajee

Onion Bhajee

Our own version of the pan-Indian classic; served with mint raita, and fresh tamarind sauce [v]
£ 4.25
Poppadum & Chutney Assortment

Poppadum & Chutney Assortment

Two plain poppadums, mint sauce, and mango chutney [v]
£ 2.95
Additional Poppadum

Additional Poppadum

Choice of plain or spicy [v/vg]
£ 0.75
Mixed Pickle

Mixed Pickle

Classic spicy lime, vegetable, and mustard seed pickle [v/vg]
£ 1.45
Katchumber Salad

Katchumber Salad

The traditional Indian salad of chopped tomatoes, cucumber, and red onions, mixed with fresh coriander, (also makes an excellent accompaniment to our Tandoori Grills and Biryani) [v/vg]
£ 1.95

TANDOORI GRILLS

Sigri Paneer with Carom Seeds & Coconut

Sigri Paneer with Carom Seeds & Coconut

Home-style chargrilled paneer cheese marinated in ginger, garlic, and spices, with grilled peppers & onions; served with a coriander chutney [v]
£ 9.95
Angara Chicken Tikka with Roasted Cumin

Angara Chicken Tikka with Roasted Cumin

Chicken breast marinated in roasted cumin, ginger, and yoghurt, gently chargrilled in the tandoori; served with turmeric onions, and coriander chutney
From
£ 5.95
Lahori Lamb Sheek Kebab

Lahori Lamb Sheek Kebab

Boneless leg of Kentish lamb seasoned with spices and minced, grilled over hot coals; served with turmeric onions, and coriander chutney
From
£ 5.95
Rajasthani Tandoori Chicken

Rajasthani Tandoori Chicken

Half baby chicken on the bone, spiced and chargrilled in the Rajasthani hunter-style; served with turmeric onions, and coriander chutney
£ 8.95
The Club Mixed Grill

The Club Mixed Grill

Burnt Chilli & Garlic Chicken, Angara Chicken Tikka, Lahore Sheek Kebab, and Nan Bread; served with turmeric onions, coriander chutney, and a lentil sauce
£ 13.95
Katchumber Salad

Katchumber Salad

The traditional Indian salad of chopped tomatoes, cucumber, and red onions, mixed with fresh coriander, makes an excellent accompaniment to our Tandoori Grills and Biryani [v/vg]
£ 1.95

CHICKEN

Lucknow Chicken Korma

Lucknow Chicken Korma

chicken breast cooked in a mild, nut-free aromatic saffron and yoghurt sauce
£ 8.95
Old Delhi Chicken Tikka Masala

Old Delhi Chicken Tikka Masala

chicken breast in a deliciously rich, silky, nut-free tomato sauce
£ 8.95
Sarsonwallah Chicken

Sarsonwallah Chicken

The spinach-seller's curry of chicken breast in a well-flavoured, medium-spiced sauce with tangy mustard greens, baby spinach, ginger, & lime leaf
£ 9.25
Bombay Parsi Chicken Dansak

Bombay Parsi Chicken Dansak

A wonderful Bombay Parsi spicy, and sweet-sour curry chicken breast cooked with three varieties of lentils, jaggery, garlic, roasted cumin, and kaffir lime leaf
£ 9.25
Naga Chilli Chicken

Naga Chilli Chicken

A fiery Beanibazar curry of marinated chicken tikka in a rich sauce with aromatic Bengali naga chilli
£ 9.25

LAMB

Slow-Cooked Parsi Lamb

Slow-Cooked Parsi Lamb

A tasty, gently-spiced curry from Bombay’s Parsi community of slow-braised lamb cooked with aromatic ginger, garlic, and our fresh-ground masala</p>
£ 9.50
Kashmiri Lamb Rogan Josh

Kashmiri Lamb Rogan Josh

The classic Kashmiri medium-to-spicy dish of slow-braised lamb with tomato, caramelised onion, ginger, and toasted Kashmiri chillies

£ 9.50

SEAFOOD / FISH

Tiger Prawn Prawn Bhuna

Tiger Prawn Prawn Bhuna

Black Tiger Prawns cooked in an aromatic tomato sauce with caramelised onions, chillies, and kaffir lime
£ 14.95
Coconut & Tamarind Fish Curry

Coconut & Tamarind Fish Curry

The tasty South Indian favourite of fish poached in a mild, aromatic coconut sauce with mustard, coriander, tomato, and ginger
£ 11.95

CLASSIC BIRYANI (WITH LENTIL SAUCE)

Lamb Biryani

Lamb Biryani

Basmati rice cooked with aromatic spices and slow-braised leg of lamb, served Bengali style with a side dish or Tarka Dall (2)
£ 11.95
Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

Basmati rice cooked with aromatic spices and tender chicken breast marinated in light spices, served Bengali style with a side dish or Tarka Dall (2)
£ 11.95
Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani

Basmati rice cooked with aromatic spices and a selection of garden vegetables, served Bengali style with a side dish or Tarka Dall (2) [v/vg]
£ 11.95

VEGETABLES

Tandoori Paneer & Peas Masala

Tandoori Paneer & Peas Masala

Classic paneer tikka simmered with green peas in our speciality butter masala [v]
£ 8.95
Stir-Fried Broccoli with Garlic & Cumin

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Garlic & Cumin

Tenderstem tossed in a sizzling pan for a fresh, clean taste [v/vg]
£ 7.95
Spinach & Potato

Spinach & Potato

North Indian style with fresh green herbs [v/vg]
£ 5.95
Amritsar Chickpea Masala

Amritsar Chickpea Masala

Chickpeas gently cooked in Indian tea, with onions and tomato [v/vg]
£ 6.95
Tarka Dall

Tarka Dall

Three varieties of lentils cooked with fresh spices and tempered with garlic and smoky cumin [v/vg]
£ 5.95
Vegetable Jalfrezi

Vegetable Jalfrezi

Garden vegetables in a spicy Hill-Station hot fry with sliced peppers, onions, and fresh green chillies [v/vg]
£ 8.95

RICE

Steamed Rice

Steamed Rice

Pearl-white basmati rice [v/vg]
£ 2.95
Saffron Pilau

Saffron Pilau

Scented with saffron & aromatic spices [v]
From
£ 2.95
Organic Brown Rice

Organic Brown Rice

The traditional healthy choice [v/vg]
From
£ 2.95

BREAD

Plain Nan

Plain Nan

Soft, unleavened bread freshly baked in the tandoor [v]
£ 2.75
Garlic & Coriander Nan

Garlic & Coriander Nan

Topped with garlic and coriander [v]
£ 2.95
Peshwari Nan

Peshwari Nan

Stuffed with fruit, coconut, and almonds [v]
£ 2.95
Tandoori Roti

Tandoori Roti

Thin, unleavened wheat bread baked in the tandoor [v/vg]
£ 2.95

CRAFT BEER

Portobello &#39;London Pilsner&#39; Craft Lager

Portobello 'London Pilsner' Craft Lager

Crisp, and slightly rich, cold-lagered Pilsner with plenty of Saaz hops that make this a good companion to our style of cooking (4.6% abv) - 330ml bottle [v/vg]
£ 3.45
Yeastie Boys Gunnamata Earl Grey IPA

Yeastie Boys Gunnamata Earl Grey IPA

Does exactly what it says on the tin: A herby-hoppy Kiwi concotion brewed with tea by the team at West Berkshire Brewery; it's delicious but packs a deceptively sneaky punch. (6.5%abv) 330ml can [v/vg]
£ 3.95
Portobello &#39;Star&#39; Amber Ale

Portobello 'Star' Amber Ale

Well-made traditional ale with a refreshing balance of hops and bitterness - a proper summer beer to enjoy with your meal (4.3%abv) - 500ml bottle [v/vg]
£ 3.95

DRINKS

Home-made Mango Lassi

Home-made Mango Lassi

Our refreshing home made yoghurt drink with Alphonso mango
£ 2.95
Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola

330ml can
£ 1.50
Diet Coke

Diet Coke

330ml can
£ 1.50
Sprite

Sprite

330ml can
£ 1.50