We were seated and it was empty. A good sign? I do not know, but with an empty restaurant we would be given undivided attention and care. We just want to be loved. Unfortunately what was to be a common theme was the slow service. The staff were kind enough but just seemed to take their time with the food, checking up on us and clearing up. This along with the really bad smell from the toilet area, meant that the start led to a cloudy judgement of the establishment before the food.
The mixed grill was a dish full of sheekh kebab, lamb chops, chicken tikka and lamb tikka. Three of each was very generous for the five of us and made sure that our bellies were stuffed. I personally really liked the lamb chops and chicken tikka and thought they were meaty and tasty. The spices were aromatic and herby and quickly made me feel better about Sajjad. The sheekh kebab was okay and not as great as other nearby restaurants. A common theme with our starters was the heat. We also had chilli naan and garlic naan and the chilli was very evident on our tongues. It was hot. The sheekh kebabs were not disappointing, it happens. It was the chilli paneer which upset me. The texture was quite shocking to be honest. It had an al dente feel to it, which is just wrong for a cheese. Why would they give us such a dish?