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By JON DEAN
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Delhi Restaurant on Finchley Road is a fairly small, unassuming little place. But it has clearly made a sizeable impression on the local population – the place already had customers and steadily filled up during our tea time visit.
13 New College Parade
Tube: Swiss Cottage/Finchley Road
Tel: 020 7722 9976
Mains: from £4.95
Wine: from £10.95 a bottle
Children welcome: Yes
Disabled access: Yes but no toilet
The manager Sagar was friendly and welcoming, and happy to recommend things off the menu.
For starters we had a very tasty chicken chaat and an excellent garlic prawn and mushroom dish – both had plenty of good flavours competing for attention.
As our mains came out I had to do a double take – the tandoori mixed grill was a sizzling platter piled high with every kind of meat you can think of. It was impressive and delicious in equal measure and I am assured dry dishes are kinder on the wasteline.
Then my garlic chicken, which was as expected; a robust tangy garlic sauce with succulent pieces of fowl. Finally, worthy of special mention was the yoghurt dip that came with the poppadoms – minty, refreshing and uncommonly good.
Delhi Restaurant is better than your average Indian, and with mains for less than a fiver, it would take a stronger will than mine not to check it out.