Last weekend Greg went to Bombay Balti and suggested that we should go together. We have previously been to Ruby Wu’s and enjoyed it so we booked a table for Friday evening. As I have mentioned in my previous post Ruby Wu’s and Bombay Balti are on the lower ground floor in quite a big space which is cleverly broken up into the two separate restaurants using furniture, flags and other decorations.
We were were seated quickly and Malika our server brought menus. I am well aware that many Indian restaurants do cater for Western tastes and the menu here was no different consisting of samosas, kebabs, pakoras, meat and fish dishes, a vegetable section and rices. We ordered Chicken Tikka, Lamb Rogan Josh, Hammour Saagwallah, Saag Aloo and steamed rice. While we waited for our dishes to be brought we were given very moorish popadoms with a variety of sauces. Our mains arrived quite quickly and were well presented in copper tubs and lovely warm plates. The meat in all the dishes was very tender and plentiful, there was defintely a blend of different spices defining each dish rather than having everything taste the same which does sometimes happen with Indian dishes. My favourite was the Chicken Tikka along with the Saag Aloo as I found the mustard in the Hammour Saagwallah a little too strong for my taste.
The meal was very filling and what we ordered was more than enough for two people, we ended up boxing leftovers to take home. The service throughout the meal was very good and at the end I was given an elephant which is now at home with the rest of my elephant collection – how did they know?!