January 7, 2015 Indian, Nepalese, Old Town 1 Comment

Exterior

Exterior

I had been aware of Namaste Kathmandu’s presence for quite some time, but had never quite got round to crossing their threshold. The recent inclusion of Mexican dishes on their otherwise Nepalese and Indian menu had brought it to my attention once more, with a couple of people suggesting that this development should not go untried.

Accordingly, regular guest quester Arianna and I headed to Forrest Road, just over the road from Union of Genius, to give it a lunchtime visit.

Thali

Thali

We were slightly disappointed to find no trace of the Mexican dishes on today’s menu, but the selection did look enticing enough to ensure that we stayed to try it.

Vegan diner Arianna opted for their vegetable roll, while I chose their vegetable thali. Both were keenly priced.

Veggie roll

Veggie roll

While the dishes were prepared, we had a moment to take in our surroundings, which were quite sparsely populated, although trade was much busier by the time we left. Things were in the traditional Indian restaurant style.

Our friendly waiter soon brought our dishes. They certainly had impact as both were extremely generous on the portion size. Arianna’s wrap was massive and represented very good value for less than a fiver.

Veggie curry

Veggie curry

My thai packed in two crisp pakoras, naan, plentiful plain rice, simple salad, tasty daal and a warmly spiced veggie curry. I was pleased to find what looked an awful lot like kidney beans in the daal, perhaps as a little tip of the sombrero to their occasional dalliances with Mexicana.

Each of the thali elements was really pleasing, with the naan and veggie curry memorably good. There was plenty of it, too, making for a very filling lunchtime feast.

So overall, I was very pleasantly surprised by the value on offer at Namaste Kathmandu. We were served very good dishes that were both tasty and extremely hearty. It’s a place I’ll definitely note for future reference, as I’m quite often in the mood for a large lunchtime Indian of this type. I’d recommend a visit.

Scores
Blythe scores Namaste Kathmandu
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

Today’s questers were: Arianna, Blythe

We ate: vegetable roll; vegetable thali

We drank: water

We wore: red tights, stripes

Total bill: £12.20

Square Meal

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Written by BKR