Whenever we go out for family meals it has to be Indian, even though we have curries most nights. Local to us is Everest Lounge in Wealdstone, Harrow. It’s an old pub renovated into a restaurant bar and has an outside shisha area. It’s situated in a residential area so very quiet, and parking can be difficult to find.
The décor of the restaurant is modern with beige and brown furniture, its spacious, and has a bar inside. At the back of the restaurant in the garden is where the shisha lounge resides. We were seated to our table for 12, we also the waitress to clean the seats as they were dirty, this was done promptly.
After looking through the menu from the non-vegetation section we selected the following starters: Jeera Chicken (£6 .25), two Mixed Grills at £11 .95 which includes: Seekh Kebab, Lamb Chops, Tandoori Wings and Chicken Tikka. And lastly Juicy Lamb Chilli (£6 .95).
Vegetarian starters included, Chilli Paneer (£5 .95), Garlic Chilli Mogo (£4 .95), Vegetarian Manchurian Balls (£5 .95) these are cabbage and vegetables fried balls coated in a sauce, Crispy Bhajiya, (£4 .95) these are potato’s fried in a crispy batter and Makai Bhel (£5 .95) which is sweet corn mixed with yoghurt, puffed rice and other ingredients to make the bhel. To accompany all the above we had Garlic and Butter naan.
OK so I’m no pig but I tried everything on the menu, the jeera chicken was lovely and the sauce that came with it tasted good especially dipped with the naan bread. From the mixed grill the chicken wings were my favourite and the juicy lamb chilli as the name suggests was oh so juicy, it just melted in your mouth, the peppers and onions that accompanied it made it a good combination. The makai bhel was a hit or miss on our table, but I thought the flavours were unique, you could also taste coconut in the dish. Lastly being a huge fan of manchurian balls they were absolutely delicious, the generous amount of garlic and ginger (I heart garlic) coated with soy sauce and vinegar make them so tasty, that you will be longing for more. By this point we were super stuffed so decided to skip mains and dessert.
One thing I have to say about Everest Lounge is that it has a very good menu choice. Sometimes you are overwhelmed with menus at restaurants with lots to choose from but Everest’s is small with a good variety. My only criticism is the staff, it felt at times that they couldn’t be bothered and a smile wouldn’t go a miss. Apart from that the food never disappoints and having previously been to the shisha lounge its great all year round.
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