Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Introduction: This small restaurant at 44 Cotham Rd Kew has received a heap of commendations including a hat from the Age Good Food Guide about half a dozen times since 1992
Ambience: Distinctly Indian restaurant atmosphere (no it does not smell of curry), with standard paper covered linen cloths and serviettes. Unpretentious

Service: On this occassion the restaurant was full and the service rather sluggish.

Food: Definitely the best thingt about the place.
The spicy vegetable Samosa were large and tasty and accompanied by a Mint sauce dip and a sweet Tamarind chutney, the Tandoori roasted Seekh Kebab was also tasty but rather hard. The Chicken Tikka was really excellent and the Chicken Mahani tender and bathed in a superb rich red creamy sauce. Equally excellent were the Bengali Prawns Malai and the Korma vegetable combo also in a cream sauce with an accopaniment of Basmati Saffron rice and garlic Nan bread.
The Goan style lamb Vindaloo, a dish that originated in Malaysia and now seems classical Indian, was hot and spicy without being overpowering.
The Pistachio and almond Kulfi was better than most and the Rose and cardamon scented Gulab Jamun absolutely tops!
They make a reasonable mango lasse but the strawberry lasse is too sweet for my taste
Wine: Fully licenced or BYO wine

Price: Inexpensive Mains $15 - $22

Comments: The new management has lured back prize winning chef Laddan Khan. I expect Milan, which means 'meeting place' to return to its former glory. Having tried quite a range of their menu I am happy to recommend it to anyone who wants a fine Indian dinner

Score: 14.75 /20 (getting a bit precise here!)

1 comment:

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Nice atmosphere. Awesome Indian food at reasonable prices.