A 5 & 6 Warham St Wilmslow Green, Cheshire, SK9 1BT
The July curry was held at the Eastern Revive restaurant in Wilmslow. Only 6 members of the council travelled through the leafy lanes of Cheshire to attend the July curry, due to the Rat (Paul Day) being suspended indefinitely and Winfield on one of his jaunts.
The 74 cover restaurant had a very modern look and feel and upon arrival we were shown promptly to our dark wooden table, which was spaced nicely so as not to be intrusive of other diners. 6 pints of Cobra and 12 popadoms with dips were quickly ordered to assist us whilst we pondered over the extensive menu.
The pops were fresh and crispy and were served with an excellent array of dips including a chilli dip and a green Indian pesto dip to go with the standard onion, mango, mint raita and lime pickle.
3 mixed starters were ordered which were promptly served with the array of meats being particularly flavoursome. The general consesus was that the onion bhaji's were not great but the rest of mixed starter made up for this.
Sizzling Mixed Starter
A debate began on the presence of green olives in the starter side salad, with a majority 60% voting against and a miserly 40% voting for.
Instead of the usual conversation about food, sport nights out, trips away most of the evening was dominated with chaat about Dave’s impending new kitchen, anymore conversation starters like this from Dave and his council membership will be revoked.
The main courses were of a very high standard, with quality meat, flavoursome sauces and good portion sizes.
Mains ordered included the Chicken tikka Silsila (photo below) - quote “very hot, dry sauce, very tasty”, Garlic chicken balti “spot on” and the Chicken tikka madras “perfect with keema rice”.
Whilst for the first time in council history peshwari naans were ordered across the board, which again were of a very good standard.
The waiters also gave a very professional service asking us for drinks at the correct times and being available when needed.
Eastern Revive seemed very popular with all tables occupied with a good mix of couples, families and businessmen, so booking a table even on a week night would be recommended.
The bill came with a chocolate mint and came in at a reasonable £26 per person.
The menu is familiar to its sister restaurants, the Jalfrezi and the Purple Pakora, but this is no bad thing as the menu is very varied and extensive.
We would highly recommend eating in The Eastern Revive Wilmslow as the food is excellent, the price reasonable and finished with a professional service make for a very enjoyable dining experience.
Value for money 8/10