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A seafront hotel is, perhaps, not the most likely location for a top-notch, modern Indian restaurant. But if you ignore the soulless hotel setting, you will find much in the restrained interior & excellent cooking to rave about. The menu focuses mainly on north Indian fare, & with chefs brought over from some of India’s finest hotels, the cooking is near faultless. Begin with rajmah ki tikki (beautiful red kidney bean patties served with a lively, green herb chutney) or the melt-in-the-mouth shami kebabs (lamb cakes cooked with lentils). Mains are equally well executed with a run-of-the-mill sounding saag murg offering unusually creamy & flavoursome spinach with a hint of subtle spicing, & the korma gosht wonderfully scented with cardamom. The dum chicken biryani, served in a sealed pot, is also worth a taste. Service is a tad stuffy, but with food this good, it’s a small quibble.

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The Chatsworth Hotel, Carlisle Parade ,Unknown TN34 1JG

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by   platinum reviewer (203)

Feb 2013

Do not be put off by the location and go to Jali for the food. My dining comrade and I were impressed both by the quality and the value for money, it was a pity about the setting. In terms of the positives first, the menu was extensive, original (not just your typical tikka masalas) and also very vegetarian-friendly. To start, I opted for prawns and my comrade for a chickpea and spinach patty, both of which we brought to us with a range of chutneys. The flavours were light and refreshing, a contrast...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 9

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Essential Details for Jali

  • Address: The Chatsworth Hotel, Carlisle Parade, Unknown TN34 1JG
  • Telephone: 01424 720188
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 6-10.30pm

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