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Blue Nile Indian restaurant, the Nobin’s main competitor!
The Nobin recently went through an extensive renovation, including some slate effect cladding on the front exterior of the building. The restaurant now carries a bright red, black and white theme throughout its interior. It still regains the character and charm of an old style Indian restaurant and has mixed the old with the new quite effectively.
The restaurant is quite spacious with plenty of room in between tables – not that we needed it. Our attendance hit an all time low this month and we recorded our lowest turnout of just three currycouncil members. The three members present (Jordan, Noble and Marchbank-Smith Senior) heavily debated whether the cause was one of, or a combination of….
• Jord’s poor organisation skills (the October curry ended up on the 1st November)
• Winfield’s eagerness to regularly change curry dates without actually attending
• A general apathy towards regular attendance
• Dayo being unavailable every midweek night of the calendar month
This poor turnout didn’t dampen our spirits and the three musketeers carried on our curry eating duties valiantly.
I decided to go traditional for my meal and shunned the speciality dishes that I now usually opt for. Onion bhajis were delicious for my starter. They were a good size and tasted fresh.
I went for a Chicken Tikka Madras for my main. It was a classic madras with the perfect amount of spice and came with a good base sauce. The madras's thick texture complimented the naan bread perfectly.
The value for money aspect was good and came in at £21 per head including a couple of beers each. The Nobin is a true British Indian Restaurant (BIR) and reminds me of how traditional Indian restaurants used to be. Give it a go – you may be pleasantly surprised.
The restaurant has enjoyed a recent make-over however it still feels traditional and reminded me of how Indian restaurants were back in the 1980’s. Situated directly opposite the very popular Blue Nile, the Nobin clearly has a very happy, loyal and contented customer base to have survived so long.The turnout it has to be said; was pathetic, with only three members of the council present. The less said about this the better.
To kick things off I opted to share a mixed starter. This usually gives you a good indication of things to come. There was plenty of food on offer but more importantly it tasted very fresh. For my main course I went for my old favourite Chicken Madras. Like most Madras curries, the spice level was hot so this is certainly not a curry for mild curry lovers – there was a nice after burn/tingle on my lips after I’d finished. Lovely. I’m sure this place has a good atmosphere on a weekend night and would be an excellent choice after a beer or two “on the Grove”.
For those curry fans who often reminisce about the curry houses of yesteryear, make sure you pay the Nobin a visit.
After sampling a few sherbets in the stylish Zuri bar across the road, we ventured into the Nobin Indian Restaurant, a well known local establishment that has recently had a refurbishment.
The restaurant had an old fashioned feel to it, yet this was no bad thing with the Curry Council favourite seating booths available.
The pops were warm, fresh and crisp and were demolished with great urgency, two mixed starters quickly arrived for me and Dave. I found these to be excellent, full of flavour and cooked to perfection.
It was difficult to give a fair opinion on the main course, as by this time 3 more Cobras had been quaffed and anything would have tasted good, but indeed it did and was demolished in record time.
There were no special offers on when we visited but the prices are very good value and worked out one of the cheapest meals we have been for in recent times. All in all I would recommend the Nobin for anyone after a good value meal with delicious food.