“Don't drive by!”
If you were to judge the Kolkata Lounge by the immediate surroundings you would just pass on by, but if you did, you would miss out on a great experience! The food, the atmosphere, the service and the value are all excellent.
Miss this one at your own cost of a first-class Asian dining opportunity!
High Quality Restaurant
I went to the Kolkata last week having been before. First of all the decor is bright and cheery and classy. The restaurant is also licensed.
I had vegetable pakoras which were very good and tasty (these things have always been a favourite of mine) and my friend had butterfly king prawn. Her comment was "That was a real bit of shrimp" Bearing in mind she is American and in the States prawns are known as shrimp that was a real compliment.
Incidentally the condiment tray was really something special. My main course was king prawn sagwalla with peshwari nan which was excellent.
Service was also of a high standard with complimentary Baileys on offer. This is certainly a place to return to. The only criticism is of the nan bread which could have been better.
My first visit to this restaurant was for xmas lunch. Great welcome including taking my coat. Lovely food and perfect service. Looking forward to my next visit
We were on our way to a gig at The British Oak and decided to have a meal at the Kolkata on our way. I think we were wise to eat early- it looked like it was filling up rapidly by the time we left. Friendly helpful staff. Onion Bhaji, Chicken Madras, plain rice, plain nan. Madras full of spicy flavour. Well done Kolkata!.
24 hour slow cooked Lamb
This Place is a little Gem. We are becoming regulars because it's hard to find better for the price. We pre ordered lamb which is marinated 24 hours before you arrive and is slow cooked for 4 hours. It's every thing as good as it sounds. Tender pieces of lamb fall off the bone and the sauce around it perfectly complements it. Really good value for money it's £75 for four people but this included starters mains, sides, rice and nans. We ended up taking the left overs home. Another great dish at the Kolkata Lounge.