Recently I was invited to dine at Massala Hut in London, with the suggestion that I consider writing a blog post if I enjoyed the food and experience. Well, lucky for them I did enjoy the food and the experience, so here is a wee blog post to tell you about it…
Before you keep reading, I want you to know that all of the food and drink we received were gifts from Massala Hut, and in some cases additional items that we hadn’t ordered were provided as they wanted us to try them.
Jeff and I went by on a Thursday evening after work, and when we arrived were made to feel very welcome and were introduced to one of the managers who made many suggestions about the menu and recommendations based on our tastes.
Massala Hut is not the typical south Indian cuisine found in London, and I was really excited to try some new (to me) dishes. Bollywood music played in the background while we ate, which I thought was a really fun touch.
For starters, we enjoyed popadoms and chutney, ajwaini paneer tikka, stuffed peppers and grilled fish. I particularly liked the paneer because I don’t normally see this kind of paneer on menus in London so it felt like a real treat, and it was done really well which was a bonus. Had I not been out for a bloging review I probably would have stopped after our starters, because the portions were a bit bigger than I anticipated! For my tastebud’s sake I’m glad I soldiered through. 😉
For mains and sides we had korai keema, ginger tandoori lamb chop massala, saag bhaki, tarka dal, steamed rice and a garlic naan. The lamb chop was mine, and as someone who doesn’t normally enjoy lamb I found it was incredibly tasty, and would happily recommend it. Jeff ate the korai keema, and while it was great I’m pretty certain he had food envy. (OK maybe not, but main was really good and I’d go back just for that.)
And for dessert (yes, we managed a dessert after all of that – don’t ask me how!) we shared a fantastica (the chocolatey looking dessert pictured above) and Jeff sipped a massala tea. Sadly I didn’t love our dessert choice, though it was still pretty nice and I’m glad I got to try something new.
Over all the food was really good, the service was attentive and I’d like to go back for a non-blogging experience to see how it compares – because they have set the bar high!
Massala Hut is located at 161-163 Drummond Street, London, NW1 2PB.
Please note: while our experience at Massala Hut was a gift from the restaurant, the views expressed are my own.