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“Poor quality food, arrogant chef and expensive nonsense!!”

Lazaat Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Cottingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$31
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: After 12 years, the team behind Lazaat are working towards a new and rebranded restaurant. With new décor, a new menu and a new feel, exciting times are upon us. At the heart of Lazaat is their charcoal and wood burning grill menu. The talented and innovative chefs use lump wood and sustainable wood from the English countryside to cook a range of prime, locally sourced meats. This cooking method is natural, with no additives, and imparts the most amazing flavour and aromas to the food. Loyal regulars wanted Lazaat to retain some of their popular signature Persian dishes, alongside the grill. The result is a classic, second-to-none menu that compliments the use of the unique charcoal and clay oven. The restaurant is located just a five-minute drive from Cottingham centre, and is undoubtedly worth the twenty minute trip from nearby Hull, whether it be for a special occasion, a family outing, or just an indulgent bite to eat after work. Here are the Lazaat Restaurant opening times which show the range of menus available at our Cottingham Restaurant. Breakfast Continental Breakfast Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am Full Breakfast Saturday - Sunday: 8.00am - 10.00am Lunch 2 Course Buffet Lunch Monday - Friday 12.00pm - 2.30pm Sunday Best & Buffet 12.00pm - 3.00pm Dinner Evening Menu Monday, Wednesday - Sunday 6.00pm - 9.00pm Curry Night Tuesday 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I visited lazaat based on a few "recommendations". What can I say? There were a choice of about 9 or 10 main meals, with no descriptions (note that the price was of the higher end of curries so expected good quality and with the lack of choice it would make you think that all food is cooked to order). so I asked the waiter for a description of one curry called "mogli chicken curry". I was informed that it was "sweet and nutty". Being someone who usually goes for creamy sweet curries I expected it to be similar to a korma. When the food arrived I saw that it was a particularly spicy tomato based curry with chillies in it; no hint of sweetness, nuttiness or creaminess. I called over the waiter and explained that it was none of what he described and to that end wanted to choose something else. The waiter was very polite and said I could swap it to another dish of my choice with no extra cost. I decided to order a lamb korma because I figured that this would be a safe bet. After 20 minutes had passed and my dad and boyfriend had already finished their meal, the lamb korma arrived. The meat in the korma was literally unidentifiable. It had a hint of lamb taste but that's where it ended. The meat was tough and bet black; no pinkness or tenderness to be seen in the meat. It had the texture and colour of charcoal. Clearly the meat had been cooked, frozen, microwaved and thrown into a curry again and just served. I called over the waiter and politely asked him to try some or ask the chef to try some them come back to me to discuss it. The waiter and back two minutes after and said that the chef said that the food was perfectly fine and that's how he always did it. The fact that the chef didn't come out to talk to us himself and very arrogantly denied there was a problem with the meat or failing to offer a solution was enough for me to ask for the bill. I forgot to mention that my dad ordered a chicken biryani and this was bland, watery and had puff pastry on top (authentic-NO) .I must stress that the two waiters (lee and josh I think their names were) were very attentive and they are a credit to the restaurant. They seemed to be doing the dirty work of the chef sadly. Shame about the food. I wouldn't recommend this place to anybody.

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4  Thank yasmin_sara99
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We stayed overnight at this hotel after a meal in this wonderful restaurant to celebrate a joint family birthday.The service was first class and the Indian type cuisine was some of the finest I have had, my family and friends all enjoyed a pleasant evening which concluded with drinks in the lounge till late, truly a night to remember .will return again soon

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Having previously eaten at Lazaat, I am potentially faced with a return works visit! Our first meal was a disaster! It was a rare night out for me and my partner. The vegetable curry was horrendously spicy. I was assured on ordering it would be mild. Although I am not a huge spice fan, I appreciate the flavours of a nice curry. My husband tried some and concluded that it was far too spicy too. He loves a hot curry, so on this note I asked a waiter if they could do anything. When he eventually returned I was told they couldn't make anything else other than pasta, so I asked for the manager. When he finally came he was quite abrupt and eventually offered me some plain yoghurt. This was brought in a large gravy boat! Even with this I barely ate a quarter of my meal. We were offered no refund or apology despite suggesting one. Do I return?????

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4  Thank sunshinedays2014
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Just avoid if you like good food.

Where to start - bread rolls awful, a tomato and stilton tartlet consisted of an overbaked pastry case - with one very thin slice of tomato in. This was on top of a lot of cold lettuce on a hot plate. This was smothered in a hot sauce.

Chicken like rubber for main in a tarragon sauce which tasted like soup. Vegetables not al dente but raw.

Bought puddings with squirty cream

Just do not bother.

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4  Thank greenfield31
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Almost left before we started last night after a very rude comment from one of the staff. We arrived at 8.48, which apparently is 3 minutes too late for last orders. I told him i had rung to say we would be a couple of minutes late as we couldn't get away from work straight away. His reply was "Well you will have to order within the next 5 minutes." I looked at him and said "i see customer service isn't on the menu tonight then." He apologised to my mate later for his attitude. I think this was because we actually left before many others who were in before we were. Anyway, onto the food. We had a 3 course meal, the food is mainly Indian and very nice. The choice isn't vast but it is varied enough. I had lamb chops Madras style to start. They came with spiced vegetables and were delicious. Main course i plumped for beef bhuna with cumin rice and naan. It was one of the best Indian meals I have ever had, the beef just melted in the mouth and the curry was so tasty. So two fabulous courses down and one to go. The dessert menu is very minimal, i think it only has 4 dishes on it. We both went for the Eton mess. Oh dear, this was not good. It came in a knickerbocker glory type glass and was fruit free. I thought Eton mess had fresh strawberries and/or raspberries in it, this had neither. It had strawberry puree at the bottom and was topped up with whipped cream and meringue. It was just a sweet, creamy and rather sickly pud which i regretted having. You didn't get any fruit taste until the last spoonful. That said, overall it was very tasty and the surroundings are very pleasant. I would return but i would hope that the service is with a smile rather than a snide comment next time. PS - costs - Starters around £5 to £7 and mains around £12 to £16 pp

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1  Thank Darren L
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