Best local Indian Restaurant in Essex 2014
One of the finest Indian restaurants in Essex Caraway Indian Brasserie, in Gants Hill, has won the prestigious Best Local Indian Restaurant Award in the Restaurant Guides
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The Hart Brothers, who have made Quo Vadis and Fino into such success stories
If Upper Street is a spot long over-crowded with restaurants, itâs also never harboured an upmarket Indian restaurant. Emni hopes to fill that gap, but whether it succeeds in doing that remains to be seen. It certainly has a chef with strong credentials from major hotel groups in India though that in itself can mean little. The menu has a tendency to be all over the place. So one minute there are contemporary dishes such as grilled broccoli or blueberry raita and the next stalwarts such as rogan josh and chicken tikka masala. Even regionally, the menu takes quite a tour and far too much emphasis is given to presentation with irritating drizzles and coulis and not enough on the actual food. That said, malai scallops in a herb and yoghurt sauce were marginally well-flavoured and while the bhindi gosht (lamb with okra) lacked the requisite spice, the tarka dal was exemplary. Portions are a tad on the skimpy side and dÃ©cor is all blacks and whites with a comfortable and cosy upstairs first-floor lounge.