Looking to find a decent restaurant in Kingston, we thought we would try out Monty's. Upon entering the restaurant, we we were politely greeted and shown to a table. Unfortunately for us there was rowdy large stag group making a ruckus, that we were seated next to. Instantly we asked for some seats away from this group that the restaurant promptly did. However this did help much due to the nature of this group as the could be heard from miles due the acoustics of the venue. I can't blame the restaurant for this but it did not make a pleasant atmosphere to dine in.
As we were starving, we decided to have some poppadums whilst we waited for our starters. The poppadums had a good crunchy texture. However they were really let down by the chutney's that they were accompanied with. The Mint sauce was bland, onion mix was a bit odd and the weird Tikka sauce could only be described as sickly unpleasant and overpowering. Mango Chutney was normal.
For starters we shared a mixed grill which was rather decent. My first thought was the two King Prawns it came with were not worthy of the title King as they were rather small in my books. Overall it was not too bad.
For the mains we had KAALO DAAL and a PAHADI CHICKEN with rice and Garlic Naan. The PAHADI CHICKEN had a flavour of a generic Tikka Massala and tasted of good quality chicken.
The KAALO DAAL's flavour to me was dominated by the bean and lentils. The Rice and Naan were tasty and well made.
Overall I did not enjoy the atmosphere much, the service was polite but seemed disorganised and the food was not really that special. Would I go back...highly unlikely.
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