Sometimes there’s no beating a good curry, and one of Chester’s best places to indulge in a little Indian food is Coconut Grove. This small family-run restaurant prides itself in looking after its guests to the very best of its ability. One such way they ensure the comfort and contentment of each diner is to offer a unique spicing tailoring service, so that you can specify how hot (or not) you’d like your chosen meal to be. Additionally, the team will go out of their way to make special dishes where possible on request – so if you have a favourite that you can’t spot on the menu, don’t be shy about asking for it.
While the dining room itself may not be remarkable in many ways, it is homely and relaxed, ensuring you feel put at ease from the moment you step through the door. Traditional, high backed leather chairs and clean wood tables serve as the setting, while a bar runs down one side of the room for a speedy drinks service to accompany you lunch or dinner.
The menu has a South Indian lean to it, celebrating the coconut-rich dishes the region is known for as well as offering plenty of seafood options. The kitchen team use fresh, local produce and grind their spices daily for flavourful results. Choose to begin your meal with poppadoms and chutneys before moving on to starters like stir fried king prawns with onions, black pepper and cumin or classic onion bhajis. For mains we’d recommend the house specials, which showcase traditional dosas – fermented lentil pancakes. You can choose between veggie fillings like cheese or potato or plump for king prawns or chicken for just £1 more. If you prefer something you can mop up with one of the homemade breads, there is a selection of curries to choose from as well as a selection of English dishes for those who enjoy a taste of home comforts.