I was joined by Patrick who has quested on many occasions, most recently at Mother India, as he’s a big fan of Indian food.On a quiet Monday evening, we had the restaurant largely to ourselves, so settled in for a relaxing feast in the comfortable surroundings.
Our friendly waiter soon brought menus and then poppadoms. I enjoyed the lime pickle, as it packed a good kick.I quickly settled upon required dishes, starting with fish tikka, then following with methi gosht, with sides of saag aloo and naan. Patrick opted for seekh kebab to start, then Kathmandu chicken and pilau rice to follow.
Starters promptly appeared with mine looking both tasty and profuse. It proved to be really good, with nicely cooked, flavourful salmon packing good aromatic spice. Patrick’s kebabs were decent but not quite to the same standard.It was something of the same story with mains with my lamb trumping his chicken. The naan was lovely and pillowy and the saag solidly good.
We rounded things out with filter coffee and as we finished our lagers we were left to reflect on a pleasingly good meal.
So overall, the Clay Oven served us rather good north Indian fare and while I did well with my ordering, Patrick’s dishes didn’t quite hit the same heights. I look forward to checking out their nearby competition in the coming weeks to determine which place is the Morningside champion.
Blythe scores the Clay Oven
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
Today’s questers were: Patrick, Blythe
We ate: salmon tikka, seekh kebab, kathmandu chicken, methi gosht, saag aloo, rice, naan, poppadoms and pickles
We drank: lager, coffees
We wore: blue, black
Total bill: £53.25