OK so we 'd bought a groupon intending to have a meal in Skipton after a blissful summertime walk in the dales.... some chance of that this summer! However the voucher was running out and we owed an old friend a meal so made the 30 mile journey over to Skipton to try out the nosh at The Nosh! A phone call as we approached Skipton ellicited excellent directions and we found ample on street parking nearby.
We were warmly greeted and made to feel welcome in the foyer and found 3 parties already eating or ordering.We were intrigued by the boutique style restaurant and much admired the good taste evident in the furniture and table settings. Our prossecco was indeed sparkling and the menu had a wide choice of traditional indian recipes, some with a modern twist as well as fusion dishes of salmon etc once again with some nice touches that hinted at a bit of flair in the kitchen.Two of us had marsala fish which was superb...extremely fresh, beautifully lightly toasted and succulent pieces of fish delightfully presented with a duet of sauces and light garnish. My wife's chicken puree was beautifully tender and sauced with a nicely spiced sauce ,the puree itself was a little heavier than at our local favourite restaurant but tasty.
The main courses of butter chicken, chicken hydrabady and a lamb and spinach dish which I have forgotten the name of were all beautifully sauced and spiced in line with the chilli warning code on the menu. The quality of the meat was a cut above the usual run of the mill offerings and were well marinated and thus beautifully tender and tasty, The accompanying rice and rotis were also of a high standard. Excellent!
The wine I'd chosen a rioja (£15.95) was unavailable but the substitute valdepenas reserva was fine and was only charged at £12.95 .... these guys really deserve to succeed because this kind of gesture is as rare as duck's teeth!
There was also a slight hiccup with the 'chi ' as I'd asked for no milk and expected a small cup but was served a large cup of over milked assam tea. The waitress wanted to take it back but we needed to get going so I kept it but was again pleasantly surprised when the owner came to apologise and said the teas were gratis. As one member of our party had been called in to work and unable to join us, the owner supplied his meal in a take away container which was very well received when he came off duty. These people could not have been more attentive or amenable and once again deserve to succeed. It's quite a drive but we shall call in again if we are passing without a doubt!
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