April 2, 2015 Indian, Stockbridge No Comments

Exterior

Exterior

My good friend Andy (@wandywatson) has been a great supporter of the site since its infancy, in many and various ways. I mention him because in recent years he has chosen Lancer’s, an Indian in Stockbridge, as his preferred location for Christmas lunch. I finally followed his lead and crossed their threshold for a late evening visit.

It was a quiet Tuesday, so I had the largely undivided attention of the friendly front of house staff. I was seated at a table in their main dining area and left to contemplate the menu.

Starters

Starters

I quickly settled upon trying the two dishes that had the Lancer’s name in their title – the starter kebabs and the daal. I added a methi gosht and plain naan to round things out.

The starter was soon with me and was a bit of a mixed bag. The fish pakora was really good, but the lamb and chicken kebabs were pretty tough going. They both had good flavour, but there was room for improvement.

Methi gosht

Methi gosht

The main course was on much surer lines. The lamb was plentiful and delicious, the daal was very good and the naan was of the soft, fresh and pillowy variety. I was very pleased with it.

So overall, I really rather liked Lancer’s. The service was a real strength with a friendly and attentive approach creating a welcoming atmosphere. A few missteps on the starter aside, I enjoyed the food very much. I’d be happy to visit again.

Scores
Blythe scores Lancer’s
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20

I ate: mixed kebab, methi gosht, daal, naan

I drank: lager

I wore: brogues

Total bill: £27.45

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Written by BKR