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Simply Bilash Bangladeshi Restaurant

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Andreas Rex, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Andreas Rex

    Andreas Rex Banned for smiling

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    You would be forgiven for thinking this was a case of déjà vu...

    **NEW INDIAN RESTAURANT OPENING SOON IN (WHAT ONCE WAS) THE CASTLE TAVERN**

    The signs are up but it doesn't quite look finished, so I'd say a week or so away from opening. Let's hope they make a good go of it and give their rather heavyweight competition some...err...competition.

    There's been a HUGE amount of work done on the interior...will be interesting to see if it's been worth it!
     
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  3. Gramaisc

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    Let's hope that it's not, as somebody once memorably said to me, "déjà vu all over again".
     
  4. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Persian Biryani £7.95

    Tarka Dall £2.10

    Cheese and Garlic Naan £1.95

    Raitha £1.00
     
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    well, at least they are trying something a bit different (in addition to all your standard tikka massala/jalfrezi/etc.), which gives them a fighting chance, let's hope.. chocolate & caramel korma chicken?? :raise: crikey..

    i look forward to trying it tbh.. the restaurant, i mean - defo not the chocolate korma lol..
     
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    That looks really interesting. I could make out my favourite onion naan and the vegetable specials seem delicious and unusual from the titles. I couldn't read the ingredients though. How do you make the menu bigger? I tried right-clicking, thinking that a magnifying glass icon might appear but it didn't. Then I moved my nose right up to the screen but I could neither read it nor smell curry.
     
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    you can't - it's just a low resolution scan, so although you could "blow it up" it wouldn't make it any more legible.. i can just about read most of it.. are there any in partic that you wanted clarification on?
     
  9. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    In the top right corner of the page there's a bit that says 'Font size' & 'Bigger', 'Smaller' or 'Reset' - is that any help, or can I only see that as I'm using my phone to view.....
     
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    that only affects the text on the website.. the menu is just a JPG, so there is no way to change the size/clarity of it..
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    I've just realised that :( Thought I was seeing things....

    Korma topped with Cointreau?!
     
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    i love the description of their "Tandori specialities".. it's not often you see the word "iridescent" on a food menu lol..
     
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    Lol they do a 'Weightwatchers special' too, 10 out of 10 for invention there :)

    Wishing you lots of luck Bilash!
     
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    I could see Weightwatchers, too. Brilliant idea. Unlikely to be actually low in calories but at least you can enjoy a curry thinking that you are consuming fewer calories than might otherwise be the case.

    I was particularly keen to see the vegetable specials on the second page of the menu. I could read the titles but not the ingredients. It is only gluttonous curiosity though, I can see enough to know I'd like to try it and I assume that the actual menu will be bigger than that.

    I wasn't interested in just another Indian restaurant. When I want a curry I would always go to Narvana but from what I can see of the menu, this looks different enough to be interesting.
     
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    i hadn't spotted that! now that is a decent bit of innovation.. like flossie says, i dare say they're not much different to 'normal' curries (surely it would be healthier/lower fat & carbs to have grilled/BBQed meat with a salad, rather than fried in oil on a bed of onions?) but it's a good idea nonetheless..


    exactly the same here.. if it was same-old-same-old, i wouldn't even bother going in to try it - i've tried the best, and it's narvana, so i couldn't care less about anywhere else for a curry.. but this place sounds like a slightly different kettle of curried fish, so hopefully they can both co-exist and do well :)

    i'm intrigued as to how something being "garnished with coriander in a medium strength sauce" can give it "a true rich Staffordshire flavour" though, as per the 'Balti Dishes' at the top lol..
     
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    I'm slightly worried about Tina Tuna......do they name all the fish before cooking it?

    Nice to see some alternative dishes.
     
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    Some very interesting items there, certainly can see a few oddities I'd like to try. As said, if I want a curry I'd go to Narvana, but sometimes you don't want a curry. Very cheap prices I notice, as most of the specials appear to come with rice. Guessing this is the takeout menu?
     
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    I have a good feeling about this incarnation..
     
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    Well that was... odd.
     

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