There’s a vast amount of Indian restaurants around my local area, but my fiance raves on about the lamb chops at The Nest in South Kenton, so on a Saturday evening before some bowling we lined our stomachs with a curry!
Nest is situated in a residential street with a small parade of shops; it is a small pub with a few tables for dining, with a modern interior.
Being with four lads that can sure eat, we had plenty of dishes to share, which meant I could try a little bit of everything. For starters we indulged on the following: Masala Chips (£4.50) in a spicy sauce with fresh chillies, garlic and coriander. Lamb Sheesh Kebabs (£4.25) and Chicken Tikka pieces (£5.50) both spiced and cooked in a clay oven. The masala chips were my favourite, but the lamb and chicken tasted very well too.
The main starter for everyone: Lamb Chops (£8.95), I always prefer my lamb chops well done; these were medium so I wasn’t too keen either way everyone else loved them. We also had Tandoori King Prawns (£6.50) and Chili Garlic Prawns (£6.75), both very tasty.
Lastly for the one vegetarian within the party, Chili Paneer (£5.75) was opted; again this was great with the sauce that tasted similar to the masala chips.
I was absolutely stuffed at this point, but seeing how fab the starts were we ordered a few mains to end the night. This included Crab Curry, which is cooked in Nest’s special sauce, and I must say it was delicious. Egg curry was also chosen and Chicken Biryani which was topped with naan bread for you to break to enter the tasty rice and chicken combination, accompanied with raita (yoghurt) this was very flavoursome. And lastly the next tasty dish that we decided on was the Lamb Keema Masala with peas, all eaten with garlic naan bread of course.
Nest although a small pub restaurant, the food is brilliant, prices are slightly steep for the amount of portions you get, but this is typical of Indian restaurants these days. Overall Nest is a friendly restaurant to go for a nice Indian meal and with a few beers, maybe a slightly boyish atmosphere to it but don’t let that stop you.