I decided to take my best friend’s teenage son along to this one. She was a bit taken aback when I said I was taking him to Kama Sutra…and then of course her son posed the question ‘What is Kama Sutra?’ over dinner. These are the challenges you face when you have teenagers!
Difficult questions dealt with (I was honest but said the bare minimum, parents of teenagers will understand!), we began to settle into our surroundings and ordered a couple of cocktails.
The owner and head chef was keen for us to let him guide us through the menu and treat us to a delicious feast of his choosing, we were more than happy to oblige.
His selections began with Poppadums and a Pickle Tray before we moved on to Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Prawns and Samosas in a Chickpea Sauce. All were delicious with the right amount of spicing and nicely presented. My favourites were the chicken tikka and tandoori prawns but my friend loved the samosas, so safe to say if you order a selection there is something for everyone.
My guest exclaimed that the meal had been delicious, as I looked at him with a baffled. He hadn’t realised this was just the starter selection and a full feast of main courses were to come! And they did come…
The menu at Kama Sutra is tapas/sharing style and is split, helpfully, into regions and even styles of Indian cuisine like Indo-Mediterranean and Indo-Chinese – so even if you think you know Indian cuisine really well, there’s bound to be something new to discover. We had a selection of curries including a very good Butter Chicken, all served with pilau and a big pile of fluffy naan bread dripping in garlic butter.
We finished our Indian odyssey with a traditional dessert of Gulab Jamun, soft and sticky sweet dough balls served in a syrup with vanilla ice cream. These ones were the nicest I’ve ever had.
I really enjoyed it at Kama Sutra, the staff are really attentive and passionate, it can get a little noisy so just be aware of that, but the food is worth it.
Find out more about Kama Sutra here.