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Virtually next door is another excellent Indian restaurant. The Verandah.
Wali Uddin has owned it since 1981. when the fashion for red wallpapered Indian restaurants was, he
felt, on the wane. He instigated a totally different style, both of interior design wicker chairs
and matching blinds and of food. The dishes (a blend of North Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine) are
simple, yet of the highest quality; the service is impeccable. This combination has led it to win
numerous awards, the latest being "Les Routiers" Casserole Award, for the fifth consecutive year.
Lamb Passanda, Murgh Massalla (chicken with spicy minced meat) and tandoori dishes are great
favourites with regular customers. Their Naikoli Nan (nan bread with a layer of coconut, sugar and
cream) is unusual and delicious, as is their Kulfi, either mango or coconut flavoured. "Banda Gobi"
is a dish often served at a "special night" to celebrate Christmas or the Grand Slam (infrequent!
or Valentine's day. It is a roll of home-made cheese, which is spiced and deep-fried, then served
tucked under a blanched Savoy cabbage leaf, both original and tasty.
It is little wonder The Verandah continues to win awards at national level and also attract regular
customers by the droves, for their exceptional food and service..
By Sue Lawrence