Wednesday 20 August 2014

Chapati Café, Chorlton.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Chorlton folk want value for money. We're not really like Didsbury around these parts despite the high house prices. We mainly like to spend our money on booze which is why there's so many bars and so few good restaurants. Take the new Chapati Café for example. We went on Friday lunch time and as we were leaving, almost every table was taken. A selection of thali curries on a metal tray will cost you from £4.50 - £5.50 depending on if you go veggie or if you have meat. As we wanted to sample some starters as well and my hangover needed feeding (what else is new), we had some of those too. So the whole thing cost us £15 for two with drinks. I loved that they had full fat coke in proper glass bottles, it tastes so much better. Chapati Café is definitely a lunch time place, it's cheap and cheerful, not somewhere you'll be going on a romantic date or for a cosy ambience.
The food is simple and home cooked in the very best way. It doesn't taste like restaurant curries which are usually too oily and leaden with ghee. No, this was how I'd imagine Indian family food would taste like. I had lamb (unfortunately not on the bone this time although they do this apparently on other days.) Most importantly for this area, they've got their prices bang on. I think they'll do well here. We're planning on returning for the lamb on the bone. At these prices, we'd be mad not to.

Chapati Cafe. on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

  1. This place is fantastic, thankyou so much for the recommendation. I'm new to the area (beech road too) and these hints really help. THANKYOU YOU STAR.

    Great curry, not too wet (i.e. it isn't following the british tradition of producing 'curry' drowning in blandly spiced 'sauce'), not greasy at all, freshly made roti's AND friendliest staff ever!, a Chorlton novelty. Like you say, I think people round Chorlton way will appreciate good value for money, and this is one of the only places I've found actually offering it (and it was packed when I went! Hopefully it is a sign of things to come!). It is also housed inside something that looks like my nanas conservatory, however this does not have to be considered a negative.