Not a particularly visible location, and obviously quite new, however this Indian restaurant was a very pleasant surprise.
As usual, when on holiday, we used TripAdvisor to locate a restaurant with good reviews. In this part of Dorset these appeared to be a little thin on the ground.
On entering the restaurant we were greeted politely and shown to one of just 10 tables. We were advised that only soft drinks were available at the bar, as they didn't have a licence yet. However were directed to a nearby shop, and assured that no corkage would be charged.
We started our meal with an Indiana Mixed Grill starter. This comprised two pieces of beautifully spiced chicken, two lamb and one lamb sheesh kebab, all served on a bed of softened onions. A lovely start.
For mains we went for Chicken Tikka Ceylon and Chicken dish from chef's specials. These were accompanied by mushroom rice and a Tikka naan. Both dishes were beautifully cooked, with the chicken sliced thinly rather than in large chunks. A nice twist and made the meat really tender.
After finishing the main course we spotted a neighbouring being handed some interesting deserts. While not usually tempted by the desert menu, we order an orange sorbet. This arrived in a hollowed out orange and definitely tasted of fresh zest and orange juice.
All in all a lovely evening with great food and impeccable service. Goes to show once again that you can't judge a book by it's cover or a restaurant by it's location.
Our compliments to the chef!!
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