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A 26 Green Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1LD
Caffé AmMa is located in the leafy Cheshire suberb of Wilmslow. This Indian 'Tea House' was the our choice for the March 2011 curry and we offer our individual opinions below.
The CurryCouncil's View
I still can’t believe I hadn’t spotted this restaurant before on my travels! This is another new place we’ve discovered and is defiantly worth visiting. The value for money aspect (£17.50 per head) and standard of food is exceptional and the service is fantastic. In my view - Well worth a visit.
I originally had a few reservations and wondered if Caffé AmMa would still be able to deliver on the hot food, as the restaurant has diversified so far away from how a traditional Indian restaurant normally operates.
I kicked off with the Chilli Chicken starter. The taste and presentation were superb. The two chicken pieces were exceptionally spiced and hot enough for my liking. The side salad also contained some marinated hot peppers and overall the starter was a great choice.
I followed with the lamb peppermint bhuna. The tomato based and medium spiced dish had very large and tender pieces of lamb mixed with fresh peppermint. The lamb was extremely tender and melted in the mouth. The ingredients all tasted very fresh and I was very pleased with my selection.
|Lamb Peppermint Bhuna|
There were six of us in attendance tonight and this even number helped the usually troublesome rice/naan equation. Three portions of rice and three naan breads being more than adequate for our group.
There was again a dispute over our naan breads. The peshwari naan bread order’ers again started to eat the plain naan that Beany and I had specifically ordered. This was against the usual background noise of “let’s order a mix of naans not just plain”. This begs the question, can some of our group actually tell the difference between plain and peshwari or perhaps ordering Peshwari naan’s and not eating them is perhaps becoming fashionable these days? Rant over.
My original reservations were proved totally wrong and I was pleasantly surprised by the superb food on offer at Caffé AmMa. I will definitely be revisiting again in the near future and would certainly recommend this one.
The restaurant feels very modern and stylish yet still had a warm and cosy feel at the same time, and with the high ceiling it gave a good feeling of space.
Caffé AmMa is a bring your own restaurant and upon arrival we were asked if we wanted our drinks placing in the fridge and a large ice bucket was brought to the table for our remaining bottles, which saved having to ask for the next drink every 10 minutes.
Lamb boti was ordered for starter, this is 3 large flavoured pieces of lamb and some red and green pepper on a skewer. The lamb was divine and was truely cooked to perfection 10/10.
For the main I had Chicken Bay Leaf, this was marinated chicken breast served in a rich sauce of spices, ginger, peppers, onions and tomatoes, this was also superb, seved with vegatable rice and fresh and fluffy naan bread.
Caffé AmMa has to be the finest Bring Your Own (BYO) Drinks restaurant I have been to.
The food was exquisite, the service impecable, and the savings made by taking our own drinks make Caffé AmMa a must visit venue.
The restaurant (caffé), Tea House, Certainly looks appealing from the outside and exterior. It’s more of a relaxed dining experience and as this place is not our usual type of restaurant to review. It was going to be an interesting visit.
So what did I think, Pops where fresh and Caffé AmMa had no problem with bringing additional onion and mango which was also a good quality and standard. Non of your watery sauces at Cafe Amma.
I had the Chicken Chat to start, This was a correctly sized portion for a starter, served with fresh salad and had a nice dry texture rather than being wet and sloppy. Again very nice and tasty.
|Chicken Chaat Starter|
For mains I had the Reshmi Chicken which also contained a mix of both chicken breast and minced chicken but certainly one of my favourite dishes of the past 12 months.
This is a great place for a curry with the family, Mrs or Mates. The restaurant isn’t licensed either so taking your own beer is always a bonus and keeps the costs down during these difficult financial times. The staff are really friendly pleasant and efficient and also offered to take our drinks to the fridge to be kept cool (nice touch!).
Get yourself there, it’s worth a visit, the food is lovely and you won’t regret it!
My fear was soon quashed when I received my starter which was a lamb boti, the lamb was deliciously spiced and very tender I would definitely recommend this dish!!! The main meals arrived with plenty of fresh rice and naan breads and my choice of chicken madras the madras was a little bit on the mild side and more tomato soup tasting but the chicken was gorgeous two large chicken breasts very tasty.
The meal was very reasonably priced and being unlicensed kept the costs down. I have already recommended the restaurant to colleagues and happily recommend to others.
The CurryCouncil's Final Thoughts
This restaurant, or Tea Bar, has a bring your own booze policy and a reasonably priced large menu. This combined with fresh food of a high standard makes Caffé AmMa a highly recommended restaurant to visit from the CurryCouncil. The venue itself is striking and has a moden interior coupled with an outdoor seating area, which would be perfect on a nice summers evening.