The Silk Road is a gem of a little restaurant we found last year when in Milton Keynes. It is situated right beside a Travelodge so very handy if you are staying over.
This is the restaurant, tucked behind some trees just off the main road.
It is a fusion style restaurant, serving both Chinese and Indian food, so it is great if you are going out with a load of people.
The deco is very Indian inspired with rich dark wood carving. The tables are nicely set and the staff are lovely and accomodating.
Loads of choice on the menu, as you might expect from a fusion restaurant, with a couple of "all-you-can-eat" options too.
We were given a bowl of poppodum pieces and prawn crackers with dips while we browsed the menu.
I went for the Indian menu, and to start chose Hariyali tawa kebeb - Pan fried spinach and potato cakes lightly spiced with crushed coriander and cracked pepper.
They were delicious, full of flavour and very moreish.
Hubby went for Onion bhajee Onion strands in a spicy batter mix, deep fried until crisp and golden
He says it was very good, nice and crisp.
For a main I chose two side dishes from the Vegetarian list. Paneer makhni - Paneer (cottage cheese) simmered in traditional makhni gravy, which is one of my all time favourites.
It didn't dissapoint, really tasty sauce. I also chose Achari okra - Spicy fried okra cooked with tangy pickling spices. I love Okra, and it's difficult to get in Carlisle restaurants, and this dish was amazing. Really enjoyed it.
It was served with some pilau rice and a gorgeous potato stuffed naan which was fabulous.
Hubby had a Chicken Tikka, beautifully marninated.
We would definately return to this restaurant and are more than happy to recommend it to others.
Here are the details for you.
The Silk Road
151 Grafton Gate East
Central Milton Keynes
Telephone: 01908 200522