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Taking Advantage Of The Wednesday Special At The Curry Lounge

Published On Friday 23 Jun 2017 by Sticky Beak
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We are big fans of The Curry Lounge in Somercotes, here at Chez Beak. It came to our attention a couple of weeks ago that Ukil has introduced a new offer for Wednesdays; a four course meal for the incredible price of£12.95 per person.



I must admit that having had these offers at other Indian restaurants they can be a bit hit-and-miss, especially when it comes to the quantity of food you get, and the amount of meat in the curries. Having had such good experiences at The Curry Lounge on previous occasions I decided to take a gamble and book a table for His Nibs’ 50th Birthday, which just happened to be on a Wednesday anyway!


The Chick and I made the Birthday Boy wear his ”badge of honour” on the walk up to the restaurant and into the venue itself, and we took a bottle of Prosecco with us to toast the occasion. Having been shown to our table and given the menus to look at, we settled into our seats ready for a great evening. One of the young men brought out Poppadoms and the pickle tray, so we tucked into the fresh crispy, non-greasy Poppadoms with much gusto.



The menu allows you to choose from Onion Bhaji, Chicken Tikka, or Mixed Kebab for your starter, and we all chose differently so one of each came to the table. The portion sizes were all very nice for starters; our Chick loved the Bhajis, they were a great size, nicely spiced and not at all greasy, my Tikka was lovely and moist, and His Nibs Kebab was full of flavour.


Our third courses were made of our choice of curries from the Popular or Classic selections (excluding Seafood), and then a Rice, Chips, or Naan Bread. Chickadee went for the Vegetable Korma and Mushroom Rice; I fancied trying the Paneer Saag, The Man Bird wanted the Chicken Pathia and we had the Lemon and Chilli Rice and a Peshwari Naan to share between us.


You got a proper bowl full of curry for your money; there was meat a-go-go in His Nibs’ choice, chunks of Paneer in mine, and lots of different veg in The Chicks Korma. All our dishes were lovely and flavoursome and piping hot too. The rice dishes were lovely and fluffy, not oily, and the Naan bread was as light and delicious as ever.



When it came to the fourth course The Boy Wonder and I had coffees, we hadn’t got room for any Ice Cream! Even more surprisingly, neither had Chickadee who can normally put even our voracious appetites to shame, but she didn’t fancy a drink either.


As we sipped our coffees Ukil and his team brought out some Chocolate Cake with candles in and started to sing “Happy Birthday”. Other diners in the restaurant joined in the chorus and gave Birthday Boy a round of applause at the end as he blew the candles out. That’s the other thing I like about The Curry Lounge, there’s always a great atmosphere in there.


The Wednesday offer is a little gem, definitely not to be missed :)



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