Imli (which translates as Tamarind according to my Indian pal) styles itself as an Indian Tapas – which is different.
Portions tend to be on the small side and the experience is more of a ‘tasting’ session than full on ‘vindaloo-naan-and-six-pints-of-wife-beater-mate’ experience.
Given it’s location it is NOT cheap – but the quality of food and service is excellent. Fresh spices – well cooked and some completely new dishes (recommended by our waiter, you must try the Papdi Chaat.
We turned up on a Saturday without booking so had to sit downstairs – which was OK but try for an upstairs table where there’s more buzz and is better for ‘people watching’.
Six main dishes, naan, Daal and rice plus 4 cobras, 2 mango & passion fruit and a glass of Chenin Paarl came to £81. Close to 5 stars – but the basement table was not the best in the house.
Check out my review of Imli Restaurant – I am baldrick – on Qype
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