Before we’d even had time to mourn its end, we were presented with a plate of steamed fish, served in a mild but tangy dressing that I found unexpectedly light and tasty, together with pork belly crackling spiced with ginger and tamarind.
With distended bellies, we reclined, sure that the show had come to a satisfying end. But before long our last (and unexpected dish) arrived — chicken and lamb curries served with a folded, buttery paratha for dipping. It was no effort at all to put them away, but we were left feeling rather starched out.
Should you opt out of the very tempting dessert menu, as we did, you are not left without something sweet to end your taste adventure, as each meal ends with gulab jamun (cardamom spiced doughnuts drenched in a moreish sticky syrup).
We found the service to be prompt but rather abrupt, the dishes brought in quick succession with little enquiry as to our readiness for each course. However, this did not detract much from the experience — a must-do for fans of Indian food and tapas, or for those looking for something a little escapist in the city.