Situated in a 500 year old timber-framed forge, this comfortable restaurant has crisp white napery, high-backed chairs and well-spaced tables.
Although some 'Indian' standards are listed, the menu concentrates on dishes that stretch your views on food from the sub-continent.
Expect the likes of 'Tandoor-baked Duck and Cumin Potatoes in Filo Pastry' among the starters. Maybe to be followed by 'Monkfish Masala'; 'Marinated Grilled Rabbit with Spinach and Red Pepper Pilaf' or 'Crab-stuffed Peppers with a Fenugreek Sauce, in the style of Kerala'.
The 'Masala' in Uxbridge and 'Spice Merchant in Beaconsfield, are under the same ownership, and run along similar lines.
- Food Style: Modern Indian
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; mains from about £10 to £20
- Dinner: all week 17.30-23.00; mains from about £10 to £20
- Wine: An interesting wine list, far above the expected level of your average curry house.
- Children's portions: No
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Cookham Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available