Maaya Review - April 2016
This month's review was the recently opened Maaya, a smart and contemporary Indian
restaurant located in the popular Hub district. On arrival the restaurant was vibrant,
and the booth seating and central bar area busy.
Being quite a large party we were shown to the Chef's Table, located on the first
floor overlooking the balcony and with a clear panoramic view of the kitchen. Clearly
this is a very special space away from all other tables plus the chef personally
served each course assisted by our personal waiter Morshed.
From Harra Bharra Gosht to Jhinga Shimla Mirch, the menu is not your usual Indian
restaurant menu but had something to offer to all the discerning palettes of the
MKCC; a nice touch was the Maaya Table Naan see gallery. The quality of the food
and portion sizes were excellent, this was one of the rare occasions where there
were no leftovers for 'doggy bags'!
Summary - Well worth a visit for good food and a lively atmosphere with modern music,
although some might prefer more authentic music.
Common Curry - At the expensive end of the table, partly due to its location, but
quality food and service.
Certificate - ***** 5 star certificate awarded.
Web site - http://www.maayamiltonkeynes.com
- We had our own butler, on the chefs table with a view of the kitchen!
- Hot plates
- Table Nan - huge nan hung vertically
- Fish Pakora very tasty
- Chingri Chaap, lovely king prawns
- Spicy Chilli Chicken, big portion, quite hot and spicey
- Raarah Gosht, really tender lamb
- Railway Mutton Curry (lamb with bones), great tasty sauce
- Methi mussroom side, lovely and spicey
- Toilets had a slippery floor and was small for two people
- Konkan Kegda - soft shell crab, not very crispy
- Rice and veg dishes on the small side
- Quality but at a higher price