Exterior

Exterior

I’ve been on something of an Indian food bender, of late, and with the scent still in my nostrils, I toddled along to Everest, in Tollcross, to check out their offering.

While the place was quite sparsely populated on my visit, it seemed to be doing brisk business with delivery and takeout, so is clearly a well known spot with the nearby residents. I was pleased to be sitting in, as the interior was really rather smart.

Starter

Starter

As the name suggests, the emphasis is on Nepalese dishes. The menu features a number of specials, including a good looking thali selection, but still has a familiar feel with most of the classic bases covered. I ordered the prawn puri to start, then followed with the mixed biryani.

The starter arrived looking quite neat. The profuse prawns were very tasty, but the bread and salad a little more routine. Still, it was a solidly good opener.

Biryani

Biryani

The main course biryani showed some accomplished cooking, with all the various meaty elements very good. The accompanying curry sauce was chunky and packed with flavour, so that was good news.

So overall, Everest is a firmly decent curry house, serving a pleasing range of tasty dishes. I’m not sure much heather was set on fire during my visit, but it’s definitely one to note for when tasty dishes in this style are required. I’d be happy to visit again.

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

I ate: prawn puri; mixed biryani

I drank: lager, water

I wore: full questing pinstripes

Total bill: £16.85

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Written by BKR