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
The Hart Brothers
The Hart Brothers, who have made Quo Vadis and Fino into such success stories
As the name suggests, Just The Bridge is sister restaurant to Just St James and Oriental and is, indeed, by a bridge â the former âwobblyâ Millennium Bridge in fact. Its aspect over the Thames gives the restaurant a light, bright and open feel â even on a rainy Thursday - and makes for an enjoyably relaxed atmosphere.
The overall verdict is solid fare at solid prices. Starters include Welsh Rarebit on toasted walnut bread and with rhubarb chutney and a fine, mash-heavy Salmon and Broccoli Pie. Both dishes were well served by a bottle of Nutbourne Sussex Reserve 2001, the lychees and elderflower flavours belying the wineâs English origins.
Mains were straightforward and good of their ilk: Aberdeen Angus Beef and Chargrilled Fillet of Lamb The beef was better than the lamb, but the lambâs trimmings of artichoke, plum tomato and mushroom with a red wine reduction lent a satisfying richness.
Dessert was more of a mixed bag with a good Ensemble of Tropical Fruits, dressed with passion fruit and pomegranate, and a weak Sticky Toffee Pudding â although that was buoyed by some good, creamy custard. Solid enough and decent enough value for what it is.