I was in wandering mode, this evening, and my travels took me to Yak & Yeti, which is just a couple of doors down from Wild, on Newington Road.
Showcasing Nepalese cuisine, the place holds around thirty, in a simple dining room, peppered with relevant regional detail.
I came in at a slow moment, but was soon joined by a number of parties that made a quiet Tuesday evening rather lively. The welcome was warm and service attentive throughout. They tended to the needs of regulars and first-timers with equal good grace, which is always a good sign.
Their menu had some interesting dishes, one of which, the dill salmon, was my chosen starter. I followed with their lamb shank.
First up was a tray of poppadoms and sauces. The mint yoghurt and garlic & tomato sauces were extremely good.
The salmon soon followed, looking very neat. The waiter warned that the sauce had a good kick to it. He was right, but it was a very well judged fire. The fish was flavour-packed and impressively tasty.
The lamb shank continued the very good standard, with warmly spiced on-the-bone lamb cooked long and slow for delicious tenderness. The accompanying rice and chapati were simple, but exactly as required.
So overall, Yak & Yeti impressed me, muchly. The dishes I sampled were very good, and service was very accommodating. It’s a place I’d gladly revisit and would recommend that you do so, too.
Blythe scores the
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: dill salmon, lamb shank; poppadom and sauces
I drank: lager, Nepalese tea
I wore: bright pink shirt
Total bill: £24.90