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Monday, 25 April 2011

Calcutta Brasserie/Indian/Stony Stratford

We always make a special effort to visit this fabulous restaurant when we are in the Milton Keynes Area.

Situated in a village called Stony Stratford, just a few minutes drive from MK.

The restaurant is actually in an old church building, which makes for a fabulous setting for dinner. It's so ornate and full of characture. 

Parking is on the street outside, we have always found a spot, but always go on an evening so not sure what it would be like during shop hours.

Three of us went on a Saturday night, we didn't book as we knew it was a large restaurant and presumed we would be able to just walk in.  We were, but it very quickly filled up, so might be worth booking if you are planning to visit.

We ordered some poppudums to start while we browsed the menu.  Nice and crisp, with lovely dips, the tomato/chilli one was particularly nice.

My friend and I decided to share a Vegetarian Starter Platter. 

Everything was absolutely delicious.  Especially the Paneer Tikka.  And what a huge portion!  It was a great way to try a little bit of everything.

Hubby had the Onion Bajhi.

He said they were nice and crisp and very tasty.

For a main I went for something I have here everytime I visit, I have never found it in another restaurant ever, which is a shame as it is amazingly tasty.  Tandoori Broccoli & Cauliflower.  Marinated in yoghurt and grilled in the Tandoor.

I had half a portion, as I also wanted to try the Okra dish - Kharari Bhindi - Crisp fried Okra in a spice gram batter.  I had a half portion of that too, served in a cooked poppadum basket.

It was lovely, but a bit dry for a main meal, it would have been great served as a nibbly snack with a drink, but definately needed a sauce or a dipping pot.

Hubby had Chicken Tikka, which he said was moist, tasty and delicious.

Our friend had the Dhal dish of the day, which she enjoyed very much.

We had rices and gorgeous soft naan bread to accompany.

Service was excellent, and the place was spotlessly clean and tidy.

The bill was around £70 for 3 of us, for starters, mains, soft drinks and a bottle of wine.

Will definately return, just wish it was closer to home!

Here are the details for you.

Calcutta Brasserie
 7 st pauls court
Stony Stratford,
Milton Keynes,
MK11 1LJ
01908 566 577 

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