The Winner of our Best Ethnic Restaurant Award for 2009
Formerly called Madhu's Brilliant, this is one of Britain's top Indian restaurants - and certainly worth a serious detour. The cooking style is that of the Punjab via Kenya, and high standards have been consistently maintained since they first opened their doors in 1980.
You might think the menu runs along familiar lines, but it's the standard at which the cooking is executed that makes dishes so special. So expect the likes of 'Chicken Pakoras'; 'Rarah Boti' and 'Tandoori Salmon' (with carom seeds and lemon) to tempt you for a starter.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Masala Fish (made with Tilapia from Lake Victoria); 'Murg Methi' (chicken flavoured with fenugreek) or 'Karai Gosht' (hot and spicy lamb).
Even the desserts are more interesting than the norm for Indian restaurants - perhaps try 'Mongi Ka Halwa' (caramelised lentils with fresh cream).
There are plenty of temptations for vegetarians or those just wanting to give meat and fish a miss; and the breads and sundries are exceptional.
Friendly, helpful service.
- Food Style: Indian
- Lunch: Mon & Weds-Fri 12.30-14.30; mains £6 - £12; set L £17 (2 courses) to £20 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Weds-Mon 18.00-23.30; mains £6 - £12; set D £20 (2 courses) to £24 (3 courses)
- Seats: 104
- Wine: a short, but adequate wine list kicks off at £11; but there are good beers and lassi at hand
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Southall Rail
- Directions: See map on this page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: all Tues; 25th Dec