Southern Hotel, home to the famous Buzz Comedy Club. It's a little bit out of the way to be honest but as they've only just opened, it's my duty to check it out (the things I do for you).
'I've got a bad feeling about this place', I said to Mrs Bacon. They were playing really loud muzak, the lighting was dreadful, as bright and clinical as an operating table and the interior design was somebody's idea of good taste, unfortunately that person has no taste whatsoever. What is it with Indian restaurants, does the same company fit them all out? This wasn't even blingy like they tend to be these days. It just looked dated but with some bright gaudy multi-coloured water fountain 'sculptures' at the entrance.
But it turns out my first impressions were misleading. The night took a turn for the better as our waiter turned up. It was only Sidney the same waiter from the 90's. He looked exactly the same, a thin pencil moustache and slicked back hair and a knowing wink, he was as entertaining as ever.
Onto the food, the poppadoms were good, it would have been better if they were served warm, but we especially liked the green coriander dip.
The Methi Chicken (chicken, fenugreek leaves onion and tomato £6.95), was really super too. Decent nan bread and rice as well.
|When I return, I'm having this dish again.|
Atmosphere: Poor. Bright lighting, muzak, not cosy at all.
Star dish: Sai Lamb Shank.
Soundtrack: A theme from a Summer Place - Percy Faith.