Thank You Trip Advisor Reviewers! We were in the area and decided to try it. A converted old methodist chapel has been given a great modern revamp with an impressive swish bar as you enter and a dining area where the tables are not too close together and you have comfy seats.
A winding staircase leads up to a lounge area where you can can enjoy pre-dinner drinks, choose your food and return to for coffee or drinks after your meal.
On arrival we recieved a big smiley welcome from the waiter and very soon after the owner Mr Hussain came to introduce himself and to tell us all about the restaurant and his passion for good food and great service. He also enquired about how far we travelled, where usually dined and the sort of food we might choose on the menu. He was very friendly, helpful and attentive and went over the 'Specials' Menu with a full explanation of the ingredients used in each dish. Having shared with him my passion for creamy, nutty, slightly spicey sauces and my international life study of Indian Lamb Chops he suggested the chef make me a 'one off' main course of Lamb Chops with a delicate sauce, it wasn't on the menu, but he was sure would be no problem. Nothing was too much trouble. And ....we just kept on being impressed ....even the pickle tray shone with a delicious fresh onion chutney and an amazing green chilli and coriander mix for our fresh crunchy popadoms. The Garlic bread was so very light and crisp with lashings of butter and Fresh, yes, Fresh Garlic!! Not the creamed, bitter sweet stuff you usually get smeared all over your nan ! Our mixed meat platter to share was sizzling, light and fresh with succulent, juicy breast of Chicken Tikka, Lamb Chops , Sheek Kebabs, lashings of Fried Onions and lots of Chunky, Flakey, Fragrant Fish. The Lamb Pot ' Mains Special' was rich, dark and spicey with a strong flavour of star anise and my Lamb Chops in a Masala sauce were just perfect. The jug of Mango Lassie was smooth and not too sweet.....ah sweets.... they serve real authentic Indian Sweets here!!! What a treat! It's years since we've eaten somewhere that offered genuine indian sweets for afters. Although we had little room for these we just had to try them so ordered a little of everything on the menu. The Kulfi Pistachio and Almond icecream was very aromatic and full of nuts 9made locally) and the Gulab Jamon deep fried dough balls in warm syrup were a nice balance with the icecream.
Well, after 25 years of 80 mile round trips to Bradford to get a fresh authentic curry we have found a superb place a little nearer to home! Lucky people of Farsley! We will be returning again and again of that I am sure we have been raving about it to all our friends. York has many Indian Restaurants but none serve fresh curries like those offered in Deevas smart, comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
Please, please, reconsider opening another restaurant in York !! I am sure it would be a huge success and we wouldn't have so far to travel!!
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