Situated in sunny Seaham, Samrat was heat and cosy inside – dwelling as much as its title because the restaurant actually did really feel like a homely eating room with cozy sofas and mellow lighting.
The employees members had been pleasant and welcoming, earlier than bringing menus right away and taking our drinks order.
I feel the menu had fairly actually each form of Indian dish you would want for, from a mess of gentle to spicy curries, to Biryani and even thali trays for people who like a little bit of all the things.
The restaurant even gives a ‘wholesome menu’ with dishes rather less heavy on the energy.
What I admired was the employees’s information of the menu, my associate likes to ask what’s good, what to keep away from and almost all the time orders the ‘employees curry’ to get the ‘full conventional expertise’.
And though Samrat’s didn’t provide a employees curry, our waiter did give us some nice suggestions.
We began with Tikka Paneer Shashlik, a hen tikka dish cooked with Indian cheese and contemporary cream, together with an onion bhaji.
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For a mere £4.25, the Shashlik was divine, it was flavoursome, savoury and moreish and the onion bhajis (£3.75) had been HUGE, it’s undoubtedly a dish that needs to be shared – except you’re actually into onion bhajis.
Subsequent, we determined to go for the Hen Balti (£5.95) and Lamb Lankapiaza (£7.45) with onion rice (£2.95) and a few puri, deep-fried bread (£0.75).
I might greatest describe the Balti as simply merely tasty, straightforward to eat and I simply needed extra – the hen was succulent and the sauce was scrumptious.
The Lamb Lankapiaza wouldn't be my alternative of curry however for people who like spicy, it's undoubtedly that!
Regardless of it not being my dish, I did give it a try to past the extremely popular temperature, the flavours of garlic and ginger actually got here by way of.
Usually spicy dishes are simply all warmth however this curry had depth which was pleasurable.
The restaurant itself was fantastically embellished and ideally situated two minutes from a free automobile park.
Samrat’s provide improbable customer support, pleasant meals at costs that received’t break the financial institution.