I live very close to this somewhat new restaurant on Lea Bridge Road in Leyton, in fact this place has been open for over a year and I only recently heard about this place and decided to pay a visit with my family on fathers day. What was once a restaurant for a old local football team is now a large modern Indian eatery, The car park is the old football pitch which is behind Saffron Kitchen which was a little surreal as the last time i was here was 20 years ago watching a match.
The restaurant is large with a different sections available for large groups, the decor is modern with hints of Indian Arab design on the walls.
The starters were really good and where the stand out dishes from the night. The “Red Hot Chicken Wings” where so good, unique spicy bbq style sauce. me and my brother were fighting over these. I also ordered some Masala Chips which went perfect with the Wings, I like the way they presented and served (see pics) They were coated in a very nice sauce, which gave a English classic a Indian twist.
Lamb chops were good as well, I find that in most Indian restaurants Lamb chops tend to be on the thin side, but these were thick and juicy and bursting with flavour, they were a tad on the well done side but I didn’t mention how i wanted in cooked, so thats fine.
The mains we got we a mix bag, my Dad ordered the Sea Bass Fillet served in a creamy coconut sauce, I think the fish didn’t really go well with the creaminess of the sauce, but it was nice to see something different on the menu.
My brother had a Chicken Roulade, a chicken breast stuffed with cheese. I didn’t have a taste but he seemed to enjoy it.
I went for Indian dish, Methi Gosh, which lacked depth, there wasn’t any overriding use of the methi. The lamb was of good quality however and portion size enough for me to take it away and eat it for lunch the next day, which tasted better!
We also got a jug on Moijtio for 8.50 which was about 4 glasses.
Service wise, there were a lot of staff to hand, but i had to ask for the bill twice. However, service was friendly and pleasant, with a family restaurant vibe.. does that make sense?
I am definitely coming back here again, the wings and chips were just brilliant.