Mrs Lekka – Ely Market

Wandering through Ely market with my son last weekend we stumbled across a delightful food van called ‘Mrs Lekka’. We didn’t recognise it but simply couldn’t have a food van on Ely Market which we had not tried, so decided to give it a whirl!

Mrs Lekka is a South African & Portuguese fusion food van serving shawarmas with a choice between chicken or lamb. This is served with salad, hummus, tzatziki, and guacamole in pita bread.

Mrs Lekka works in partnership with ‘JPs Meats & More’ which is a local master craft butcher located in Littleport. This is a great sign that quality and care was taken into their ingredients.

I went for the lamb and my boy had the chicken. It came with a side of crisps which is always welcome but an unusual choice.

The tzatziki and the hummus really gave the shawarma an excellent texture. It was an absolute pleasure to devour. There is always a worry that the bread will disintegrate in your hands with a dish this succulent but the pita held together really well. Being on the market it was really easy to eat on the bench without making any mess. This is something you consider when looking at all the other great options on the market, as some places are messier than others and getting it right is a fine art.

The picture above really does not do the shawarma justice, mainly because it was made to be eaten on the go. There is a salad in the picture…it’s hidden under all the meat!

Speaking of the meat, the quality clearly showed. Working with JPs Meats & More was the right choice. It’s hard to make lamb work in a wrap or pita bread as it can be incredible to be chewy but the lamb here was very tender and easily manageable.

The best thing about the entire experience was not even the food but the wonderful team serving us. The husband and wife duo were full of positive energy. They were engaging, fun, and cracking jokes throughout. I’ve never seen anything like it and it only makes me want to go back for more. This is one of the key differences you will only find with small independent businesses.

My boy was particularly taken by the food at Mrs Lekka and has been bugging me to go back again. He really liked the fact that the team were engaging with him as well as myself but also thoroughly enjoyed the food in its own right. He’s been speaking a lot about it since and I’m inclined to share his enthusiasm.

Mrs Lekka is really great food, served by fun people, and offers something a little different. How often do you see Portuguese and African fusion food in Cambridgeshire?

The Swoop Retail Taproom – Beer Masterclass

I was joined by Samuel from Be Social Cambridge who was kind enough to invite me to a craft beer tasting experience at The Swoop Tap Room on Green Street.

I had never been to The Swoop before but I have heard a lot of good things about it from the Cambridge Foodies community, so I was excited to experience it for myself and see if all the fuss was about.

The Swoop’s entire ethos is made entirely around local products. They believe customers should be able to build relationships with the brand they buy from. This is why you will find selections of locally made items ranging from alcohol, chocolate, soaps, and sauces across the shop. First and foremost however, it is a tap room, offering locally sourced beers and cider.

Upon entering we were warmly greeted by Fiona, who was going to be taking us on our craft beer journey. She is everything you want for this type of experience. Friendly, fun, incredibly passionate about the alcohol industry, and a real character with tons of contagious positive energy.

The Swoop not only offers beer masterclasses but also cheese and drinks pairing sessions, a rude pottery class, and a cocktail mixing masterclasses. Prices vary depending on the class but the value of our beer class today was only £20 per person. Find more details here.

We were taken into their beer garden out the back which was small but more than adequate for us three. It had a real London vibe to it with benches, stalls, wired lighting, and brick walls.

Once we sat down the class began. There were six beers in total, starting with the lighter lagers and pale ales through to the darker porters and stouts at the end. We shared a can between us which came to around a 1/3 of a pint each. This was more than enough to get a good idea of what the beer was about.

During our sampling we were talked through the beers individually, learn a bit about the local breweries and their ethos, and even given history lessons on beer. We also learned interesting tips which you will find handy in the future.

I won’t give too much information away, so will keep details light and summarise the best I can, as not to spoil the class for yourself.

Two Sheds – Brewpoint

1. We started off with an Indian pale lager called Two Sheds from Brewpoint, a Bedford brewery going all the way since 1876, back when it was Wells & Co.

As it was the first beer, this was very light and accessible. A very easy summer drink which offers a clean, crisp taste with zesty notes. This was incredibly refreshing but lacked any real punch in flavour. This would be a great sessionable choice.

Brewpoint offers a selection of measurements on the back of their cans to give the consumer a way of gauging what to expect from the beer before purchasing.

IBU, which stands for International Bitterness Units, gives the consumer a number between 0-100 on how bitter the beer is. At 31 you can see that Two Sheds is towards the milder side of the bitterness measurement.

EBC stands for European Brewing Convention, which measures the colour intensity (darkness) of the beer. This is scored between 4-138. With Two Sheds being an 11.5, you can see it is a very light beer.

Pacific Pale V.1 – Wylde Sky

2. Next on our list was Pacific Pale V.1 from Wylde Sky Brewery, a Linton nano brewery. This was another light pale ale which offers a tropical fruit flavour, such as mango and grapefruit. This was right up my street and very much the easy going drinkable sessionable beer I enjoy. This was one of my favourites of the day.

Saison – Wylde Sky

3. Next on our list was Saison, also from Wylde Sky. This French-Belgium farmhouse style ale has an interesting history and I was absolutely charmed by the art on the can. This was another favourite of mine and I will no doubt be investigating into this one more in the future. A great summer time drink!

Turmoil – Brewboard

4. We were then given a chance to sample Turmoil, an IPA from one of my favourite local breweries, Brew Board. This is a Harston based brewery which I had the pleasure of visiting recently.

As we are in the middle of our selection, the beers are getting darker, with Turmoil being a stunning copper colour. This was bursting with flavour and had a very smooth bitter taste. In my opinion it was the best of both worlds. I struggled with it to start with but the more I drank it the more I enjoyed it.

Ink Well – Brewpoint

5. Brewpoint made another appearance in the list with Ink Well. The clue is in the name with this one as it is a very dark stout. This had a very deep taste of carmel and nuts but was very smooth.

Unsurprisingly, this scores high on the EBC rating at 85. It also scores reasonably low on the IBU score of 35 suggesting low bitterness. I really enjoyed this feature with the Brewpoint beers and it is only going to make me want to look them up even more in the future.

Pass The Porter – Papworth Brewery

6. And last (but by no means least) is one from Papworth Brewery (actually located in Earith) called Pass The Porter. A very rich and complex porter with hints of chocolate. I found this one much less intense than Ink Well and had a nice hoppy finish.

What a team!

And just like that it was finished! The class took around 45 minutes but we were allowed to carry on drinking with what was left for as long as we liked.

I thoroughly enjoyed going through these local gems. I have found at least two which I will no doubt look into again and work them into my weekly (daily) drinking cycle.

It’s also great to know there is a brewery only in that next village me. Something I was unlikely to know unless I had attended this class.

What I loved about having Fiona with me was that she would talk you through the brewery in great detail and I found myself learning numerous and very interesting facts. I won’t give too much away by spoiling them for you but you’ll leave feeling like you’ve learned a lot.

If you are interested in trying one of their classes then make sure you get in touch via their website or by email on

Rumbles Fish Bar – Sutton

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Rumbles Fish Bar. The village went crazy when it opened alongside the Co-Op last year, so I was itching to try it.

It was about damn time too, as Sutton significantly lags behind places like Haddenham and Willingham for pubs and foodie hotspots. In fact, even with this new opening we still are, which explains the huge queue this evening when I popped in for a kebab with my son.

The menu had a good selection. For a better view click the link here. They do everything from pies, to fish and chips, to kebabs, and burgers. They even do fried chicken.

Prices were…very expensive. Two kebabs and a drink each came to nearly £20. I was expecting something special for this price.

The donner kebabs were pretty good. Portions were generous and the meat was of reasonable quality (for a kebab).

I’ve rarely had a kebab sober so it’s hard to compare to others but I can’t help but think that Rumbles struggles to keep up with other iconic kebabs like Carlos Kebabs on Mill Road.

For £8.50, I expected something which exceeds the ordinary. This kebab was good by all means but it certainly was not meeting that standard I expected. In fact, other than good, there is little other way of describing it. It’s definitely the product of a chain restaurants.

Maybe this is inflation rearing it’s ugly head but the price was significantly more than I am willing to pay for a kebab.

The queues out the door clearly speak for themselves but this may be due to a lack of options in the village more than anything.

Maybe I’m out of touch, maybe I’m getting too tight in my age, or maybe in Sutton there aren’t many other places to go?

Where is the best kebab in Cambridgeshire?

“Rubbish Cooks” – Parkers Tavern

Head chef Tristan Welch

As an avid fan of the food scene in central Cambridge, I’m always spoilt for choice for special and taster menus held by various venues about town. After seeing all the hype from the last ‘Rubbish Cooks’ event held at Parker’s Tavern by the skilled head chef Tristan Welch and seeing all the comments about his stale hot cross bun soufflé, I was keen to attend the following months supper club. We paid £30 per person for the booking, for 4/5 courses with a percentage going to charity (£5). This seemed reasonable but more on this later…

Parker’s Tavern, located inside the University Arms hotel

As with all the best ideas, the idea of ‘Rubbish Cooks’ began in a pub a few years ago after a few beers shared between friends. The aim is simple…to raise awareness of the food waste pandemic and to raise money for the less fortunate. In my opinion, this is exactly what it does.

We arrived promptly at 6pm and were shown to our seats within the lovely University Arms hotel. The venue has a very traditional feel supported by the professional hospitality team, with all the little touches which shout out luxury. Here, we had the first look at the menu, which, according to our server, was created at lunchtime that day. This speaks volumes for the culinary knowledge of the team as I was most impressed with the offerings. It’s worth noting they do take a one size fits all approach towards the allergens front which did leave the alternate menu a very tomatoey affair.

The “Rubbish Cooks” menu created at lunch time on the day.

As each course was served, the Head Chef visited each table to present the dish and to answer any questions guests had. This added to the experience and was a lovely touch.

The Menu.

STALE BREAD CROUTONS with fine herbs and garlic

Large chunks of bread oven roasted with herbs and garlic turned out great.

LOCAL ASPARAGUS STALK CONSOMMÉ

The soup was a little bland for my taste but delicious with the croutons I had left after the short wait.

ROASTED SELL-BY DATE PASSED CHESTNUT MUSHROOMS AND BRUISED TURNIP VINAIGRETTE

Delightful! My favourite dish of the night and certainly something I would try myself one day. They managed to intensify the flavour of the Chestnut mushrooms by roasting them in a little rosemary oil, blending and then folding in some whole mushrooms back into the puree. The sweet but tart vinaigrette, which was honey and cider vinegar, complemented the nutty flavour of the mushrooms perfectly. 10/10 for this dish!

FISH AND SMOKED SALMON OFF CUT MOUSSAKA

A lovely dish especially for a fish lover. It was more like a fish stew than a traditional moussaka, which was well seasoned with the smoked salmon off cuts

OVER-ORDERED ROASTED FIGS with yoghurt mousse and vanilla confit bruised tomatoes

Roasted figs with tomatoes?

Another highlight for me – The roasted Figs were perfectly cooked and the vanilla confit kept a light feel to the dish which is exactly what you need after several courses. The tomatoes in this did little to improve the dish though and could easily have been left out, I guess these added a little interest to the plate.

Final thoughts

For me, this is a great idea for highlighting the food waste culture and will certainly encourage more mindfulness of the food I waste at home. The way the Chefs create the menu late in the day is also impressive as you wouldn’t of guessed it was a last minute creation. The white wine we selected was great and only £6.5 a glass but the lager option, Rex Larger, was £8.5 and not even on draught! The service charge 12.5% but well earned by the servers though. Overall, this experience cost Just over £90 for two, which seemed reasonable to us for the quality of the food served and with at least £10 of this going to charity, I can’t grumble. This is not something we would attend every month but I would definitely recommend fellow local foodies to visit at least once, or to take friends and family for something a little different.

https://parkerstavern.com/rubbish-cooks/

Hello and welcome!

Welcome to our brand new website. It’s been a long time coming as we have been running for nearly 12 years now. For those of you who are coming from the Facebook groups, that will still be running as usual and nothing with change.

Here is what you can expect from the new website.

  1. Better Navigation – All reviews from The Cambridge Curry Community, Cambridge Foodies, Cambridge Barflies, and Craft Beer Cambridge will be centralised onto one website making it much easier to look up and reference. Currently, in order to find anything you would have to search numerous Facebook groups and hope someone tagged it appropriately to find.
  2. Recipes – All the best highlights from peoples cooking and recipes will be shared from the groups.
  3. An easier way to share reviews – A few restaurant owners have contacted me asking why some of our Facebook groups are private. This means that popular reviews and opinions which restaurant owners would like to share on their social media are unfortunately over visible to group members. This will now change as they can now link the website directly.
  4. Revenue – How dare I! We are looking to create a revenue stream to put back into the Cambridge Foodies project. I have been running the Cambridge Curry Community for 12 years and it has been great fun doing so but keeping up with all the latest restaurants is hard on a regular income. We have a very long and ever growing list of places which have not yet been reviewed and we have been trying out best to get through them. By using ads and donations, I hope to be able to put money back into the project and review more places for the project and hopefully have.

I want to thank everyone who has been involved in the project. If you have any recommendations or notice any errors on the site, please do not hesitate to let me know!

Khaani – St Ives.

Once in a while, there is a dish that comes around which completely blows you out of the water. 

The Dishooms famous black daal, the Lalbagh’s Rhubarb Seabass, and The Taj Tandooris Bengal Tiger are to name just a few. 

Tonight, after being lucky enough to win a competition for a gift voucher, I was finally able to try the last Indian restaurant left in St Ives I’ve yet to try and discovered an absolute gem of a dish which is up there with some of the best curries I’ve ever had in my entire life. 

We ordered a variety of dishes to cheer us up on a bleak winter’s evening, including lamb chops, Peshwari naan, Carolina Reaper vindaloo, saag aloo, and onion Bhajis…but it was The Chicken Ruby which completely stole the show!

Chicken Ruby in all its glory! 

Described as “a dish which has everything: spice, sweet, savoury, and utterly addictive”. All I can say is, I concur!

This dish is similar to a chicken tikka masala or butter chicken but with numerous dimensions to make it more vivid and exciting. A creamy sauce with a zesty aftertaste, accompanied with a mild kick of spice which is still accessible for anyone looking to try it. The Chicken Ruby has a depth of flavour which I think everyone will enjoy. It works particularly well with Peshwari naan. 

I ordered the Carolina Reaper vindaloo, which was executed perfectly. I know many of us are sick and tired of anemic vindaloos with no kick, which leaves us hotheads having to eat barbarically made and disgusting phaals which are just a curry with a ton of spice crudely dumped on top. 

This was everything a vindaloo should be, a challenge to eat but with a deeply flavourful, and rewarding taste. The lamb was tender and fell to pieces and the heat of the curry was a slow warm build which challenged me enough to feel like I’ve had a hot one. 

Even though I thoroughly enjoyed the Carolina Reaper vindaloo which deserved a good review in its own right, I found myself utterly hooked on the Chicken Ruby. Both my wife and I can’t recommend it enough and both feel that if this consistency continues with future orders that Khaani takeaway will become our favourite Indian not only in St Ives but in the entire area. 

Carolina Reaper Vindaloo – Warning, not for the faint-hearted!

The dish comes to £12.50 but is made entirely from scratch. I recommend anyone ordering a curry in the St Ives area to give them a go. I would love to hear what other people think!

Can’t recommend it enough! 👍

Itihaas Indian Take Away

I finally got around to trying the new Itihaas Indian Take Away on Mill Road tonight.
I’ve heard a lot of positive things about this place in the short time it has opened and I’ve even learned that the restaurant has won an award for best take away in Cambridge!
Considering the stiff competition from respectable establishments in Cambridge such as Royal Spice, Golden Curry, and Kismet, this place screams good quality, so I have been itching to try it!

First off. The punctuality of Itihaas Take Away was fantastic. Not only was it on time, but also five minutes earlier than they said.

The food was presented in standard tin containers. The portions were all very generous. 

What I loved most was that everything was done exactly as it should be. The vindaloo was extremely spicy (unlike a lot of Indian restaurants which try to pass off a vindaloo as mild). It had a real kick to it and was full of flavour. One of the best I’ve had in a long time.

Not only that but I noticed that the chicken tikka  masala was not an artifical colour like you find with many other places. No colourings used here my friend! It was extremely creamy too which my mum absolutely devoured.

I sampled some of the bbq meat to get a rough idea of the meat quality. The chicken tikka was very decent but the lamb cutlets were absolutely out of this world. I hadn’t had lamb cutlets this good since I visited Tayyabs just off Brick Lane (seriously, I can’t recommend this enough!).

The saag aloo was huge and absolutely full of flavour. They really did a good job fusing the spinach a potato. Top notch and a very good portion size.

My step dad had a lamb jalfrezi. He couldn’t speak highly enough of the dish. He said, and I quote, “This is the best take away I have ever had”. Not a bad endorsement for a Romsey Towner!

The rice was all done to an acceptable standard. I think the mushroom rice was lacking some flavour and was perhaps a little low on the mushrooms, but don’t get me wrong it was still beyond average. The texture was very good and a fine addition to any curry.

The peshwari naan was very good. It was soft, warm, and full of peshwari.

I really can’t speak highly enough of this place from my first experience. If every visit ends up being this level of quality then I would easily consider this my favourite Indian Take Away in Cambridge.

I’d love to know what everyone else thinks…so far I’ve pretty much heard only good things.

Curry Inn

Walking through Mill Road the other week I was absolutely mortified to see one of my favourite Indian restaurants being refurbished!
 The Kohinoor was one of the most beautifully decorated Indian restaurants I have ever seen, and it has always had a very special place in my heart (especially since it was the venue of the first ever Cambridge Curry Crew event 6 years ago!).

As you can see here, it was colourful, vibrant, authentic, and unique. It was such a cosy and atmospheric place to dine in. 

The first thing I noticed was that they had changed the name of the restaurant to “The Curry Inn”. A very cheap, and, lets be honest, patronising name. Peering through the window I could see that they were gutting the place inside out. The walls now painted bright white and all the plants gone. I really don’t (and still don’t) understand what they were thinking. My concerns were shared on the Cambridge Curry Crew facebook page too, so when I heard that they had now reopened I was ready to tear this place to pieces. 
 Before – The Kohinoor
Now – The Curry Inn. 

Walking in I was gob smacked! The place was unrecognisable. You could tell that they had tried to make the place look modern but it just looked unfinished. The place was bare and a mere shadow of its former self. They had a neon light which runs across the ceiling which slowly changed colour over time. Something which was clearly part of their modernisation idea but sadly failed to capture the imagination,
Still the same old carpet!

I was really glad to see the same lovely staff in there as before, so the restaurant probably hasn’t changed hands.

They were quick to seat us down and ask us if we wanted any drinks or papadums. I was disappointed to learn that they had no beer on tap anymore, only bottles. This is another thing which I had to mark down as inferior to the old Kohinoor because of this stunning picture below…

The Kohinoor taps. A thing of beauty and now a distant memory

We ordered 4 papadums and two large bottles of Cobra. I was pleased to see the Cobra beer was a respectable £4 each. Something compared to other Indians I found quite competitive (Cam Spice – £4.50).
Sorry for the bad picture folks!

The papadums came out in good time and were accompanied by three sides. Mango chutney, lime pickle and onion salad. The mango chutney and lime pickle were both decent. The onion salad was very finely cut and was slightly sticky, like it was being held together by something. Whatever it was it held it together well and stopped it falling off the papadums, and added some sweet flavour to it. 

Looking at the menu while we enjoyed our beer and papadums I noticed the place was still very good value. A curry being £5.50 and plain rice being £1.85. Impressive stuff! In fact, you could come have a curry for the same price as a Burger King meal! I know whose side i’m on! 
There was a decent selection on the menu and a lot to choose from. I think most people will find what they are looking for at the Curry Inn. 
I decided to go for my usual chicken vindaloo and plain rice. My friend had the prawns and a particular lamb dish which we have both forget the name of in our haste. I also ordered some plain boiled rice and saag aloo on the side.
 Chicken vindaloo. 
Prawns
 The forgotten lamb dish.
 Saag aloo. 
Boiled rice. 
The food all looked great. The saag aloo especially was spot on. The chicken vindaloo was decent and had a good kick to it, as it should be. I noticed that the chicken was cut up quite small, I couldn’t help but think that perhaps this was done to give you less chicken, as it certain felt so. Maybe this is how they keep it competitively priced. 
The boiled rice was a bit damp and sticky, I think it had been cooked with too much water. It made the dish quite heavy and it filled me up too quickly. It was a shame as its such a basic dish to prepare. 
The prawns were quite uninspiring. My friend seemed to enjoy them but I was not overly impressed. It came across as something I could have even prepared myself. His lamb dish was the star of the show however, the lamb was tender and full of flavour, I would really recommend this to anyone thinking of visiting. 
Once we were finished we were handed our hot towels. They were really needed too as the vindaloo packed a punch! We were pleasantly surprised by our bill which worked out very cheap considering what we ordered. This is clearly the most appealing part of the The Curry Inn, where other places like its neighbour Prana are trying to corner the more expensive end of the market, The Curry Inn seems to be going for cheap and cheerful. Its good to see we are getting a choice here and Indian restaurants aren’t all going in one direction. 
Conclusion – As you can probably tell, I am very disappointed by the recent changes from the Kohinoor to The Curry Inn. I really didn’t think the place need modernising or changing at all. It was perfect how it was. In fact, from my opinion, the only thing which did need modernising was the only thing they STILL haven’t been done yet, and that’s getting some online presence (no website, no facebook page, nothing). 
The interior has been made to look modern and minimalist, but fails miserably. The place has lost its character and its main selling feature and just looks bland and boring. I am putting its unfinished look down to the restaurant opening prematurely in order to keep revenue coming in while they continue to fix the place up. I might give the place another visit in 6 months time and see if they have done anything else to the restaurant.
The food was nothing inspiring but shouldn’t offend anyone either. I am glad to see the vindaloo was served hot but sadly the rice was poorly cooked which made the meal very heavy and filled me up way too fast. The saag aloo and lamb were very good and the papadums/sides were nice also, its a shame the prawns let them down. I really hope they reinstall the three beer taps as it was one of the only places in Cambridge which served Lal Toofan on tap. 
I cannot see myself recommending The Curry Inn to anyone for now, the interior decorating, atmosphere and food quality are all below standard. That being said the place does have great value and marvelous customer service so it does have something to offer. I look forward to seeing what happens to the place over time. I wish them all the best and hope they can make it work.

Thanks for reading!

5/10

Farewell to the Rang Mohol!

Tragedy has stricken Cambridge today as we hear the news that one of the top Indian restaurants has closed its doors…

Highlights for the restaurant include its stunning interior decorating and atmosphere, its excellent disabled access and facilities, and of course, it’s fine cuisine. Especially its famous sea bass.

Though the restaurant will be missed, we are lucky enough to still have its sister restaurant in Bourne, the Lalbagh.

Reminisce with our old review of the Rang Mohol here.

Cam Spice – Great Eversden

Just when I think i’ve tried every Indian restaurant in the Cambridge area, another one pops up!
Not that I am complaining! Keep em coming I say!
This afternoon, I had the pleasure of going to the quaint village of Great Eversden to try one of the newest Indian restaurants around, Cam Spice (The Hoops pub).
The restaurant is modern yet set in an old English backdrop. The wooden beams along the wall and ceiling are a charming touch.
There is a stunning bar at the entrance which is complimented by some water bubble glass across the room, reminiscent of Indians like the Rang Mohol & Curry Palace.
Everything is presented well and there is a lot of windows which let in a lot of light too.
The staff were great from the very start and warmly greeted us from the moment we entered. We were seated down promptly and shown the menu. Upon reading I noticed that the prices were very reasonable. Popular curry dishes were approximately £7 each and rice floated around £2.50-£3.50. A pint of beer was on the steep side, coming to a whopping £4.50 a pint, but at least they had two very good Indian beers on draft – King Fisher and Mongoose.
We decided to order some papadums while we thought about what we wanted for our mains. The staff brought out exactly the number we ordered (no freebies here). The papadums were equipped with four side sauces. Mango chutney, onion salad, red sauce and lime pickle.
I really enjoyed the sauces though they weren’t quite the usual standard ive come to expect. Perhaps they make it fresh or perhaps they use a different supplier, all I know is the sauces were incredibly sweet, some may not like this, some more prefer it.
Pilau rice
Garlic chicken Bhuna – phal style!
The Fish Jakanaka (salmon, pangash, sea bass and king prawn)
Once we ordered our mains the food came out in good time. Everything was presented excellently. The Fish Jakanaka was served on a sizzling plate with onions. It was absolutely out of this world and I couldn’t recommend it enough. The portions were generous and tasted sublime. I really want to go back and try this again real soon!
The garlic chicken bhuna was served phal style, extra hot, and was executed perfectly. My mouth was on fire but it didn’t take anything away from the taste and the thick creamy texture of the dish. The pilau rice was a decent size and came topped with a ton of herbs and spices, which made it very exciting to look at and gave it an extra depth of taste which isn’t usually found on most pilau rice. I cant help but think this is exactly how pilau rice is supposed to be!
Top marks all around!
After a very satisfying meal our table was cleared. The waiters were so chatty and friendly and made us feel right at home. They brought us out some hot towels presented in a wicker basket and some orange slices (which was welcome after a hot curry!). A nice touch!
We were also treated to some chocolates with the bill which came presented in a pot.
Considering what we had ordered we were very happy with the bill, it was noticeably cheaper than our trip to Prana the other day and to be honest the quality was just as good!
Conclusion.
I was very impressed with Cam Spice today. The restaurant is beautiful, the staff were lovely, there was a diverse selection of food and it was all executed perfectly. Most of all, the price was competitive (though the beer was still £4.50!). Not only did they get everything spot on but we also got lots of extras like orange slices and chocolates too.
If you don’t mind the trek to Great Eversden then I suggest you come say hello, you wont be disappointed here.
9/10