So we may have found our new favourite Indian restaurant tucked away in Whetsone. We kicked things off with cocktails, we got a raspberry mojito and a pina colada. I have a sweet tooth and so preferred the pina colada.
We were wowed by our starters dramatic presentation, a platter of the most enormous prawns and scallops (£17.45) we have ever seen, which are brought to the table and then dry ice is poured into the hole in the middle so that the clouds billow out (see the video). But as we know size isn’t everything, the prawns tasted delicious too, so much so that we actually asked them who their supplier is! The delicate scallops were cooked perfectly, and I was worried that strong spices would overpower them but the balance was just right. Our second starter of lamb chops (£17.95) was beautifully presented too, tender and moist they vanished in a flash.
For mains we couldn’t resist some more of those stunning prawns this time in a butter sauce (£17.95), and some Kerala style red snapper (£17.95). The snapper was a bit overcooked but we loved the accompanying sauce, rich with coconut and curry leaves. We also had to try their version of Goan fish curry (£17.95), which was different to how we do ours, but still very tasty. On the meat side of things we tried a spicy lamb laal maas curry (£16.95) accompanied by lachha paratha and peshwari naan.
For dessert my sweet tooth mourned the lack of Indian desserts but it was probably best to end on a lighter note of passionfruit and mango mousse for me, and J had a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.
We loved the sleek, modern look of Bayleaf and the food and the presentation certainly matched up to the elegant surroundings, one to keep in mind!
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