Oh curry night how I look forward to you every month. Catch up with good friends, a few beers and then some grilled meats and curries. What more could I want from you? How about Duck Sausage, Venison and an Ostrich curry. Well at Café Spice I got all three.
We were introduced to Cyrus Todiwala OBE's restaurant by my friend Oran. This is the chef you see going around with the Scottish Sikh chef Tony Singh. I really do like their show, where they take great British classics and put their Indian twist on it.
At Café Spice, we were prepared to pay that bit extra for a celebrity chef and his food. The menu was quite confusing but we went for the platter (as above). This consisted of mushroom, paneer, duck sausage, venison, beef and salmon. All were cooked really were and were very tasty. The duck sausage was a great surprise, I just wish there was more of it. Tender, lightly charred and juicy is how I would describe it all.
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kThe curries we had were Ostrich, Chicken and Lentil. These came with rice and we ordered naan to go with it. The curries didn't stand out for me too much and the highlight just in terms of surprise was the garlic, cheese and chilli naan. Think cheesy garlic bread in a naan; it was subtle enough to be great to dip in the curry but had a feeling of pizza when eating it.
The restaurant itself was nice enough and took you to a dining experience above most curry houses. Great service and pleasant staff but at £35 a head it is what would be expected. Overall, it was a good experience to go somewhere new but at half the price you can go to needoos or tayyabs.
Overall: Treat yourself Indian, nice atmosphere and a new experience.
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