Calcutta Brasserie Review – October 2019
Our October review was scheduled for the Calcutta Brasserie in Stony Stratford. The autumn evening was windy and wet, as we met in the Old George Hotel for a convivial pint, before braving the short walk to our chosen venue. A variety of circumstance kept our numbers down on this occasion and so only five of us were on duty tonight. The Calcutta Brasserie is housed in an impressive grade II listed Victorian medieval revival chapel, part of the former St Anthonys Franciscan Preparatory School. The chancel end features a large mural featuring a depiction of Michelangelo’s ‘The Creation of Adam’ from the Sistine Chapel. Not your typical curry house decor that’s for sure!
We were greeted by what seemed to be all of the numerous waiting staff, who were friendly and welcoming and, having given us a choice of where to sit, promptly led us to our chosen table. Drinks were ordered and then poppadoms quickly followed, both plain and spicy (the latter were a little overdone, in my opinion). The usual chutneys accompanied but with the addition of a less common one – I think it was made from blended peppers – whatever, it was very pleasant.
The place was pretty full, it being Friday night and the staff were very attentive. The food was very good and, though not cheap (we were a la carte), one of our number commented that the prices were the same as in 2017, which was good. And, as with all things, you get what you pay for! Overall, an excellent meal and a fun night.
Common Curry – Expensive but well worth a treat.
Certificate – A 4 star certificate awarded.
Web site – http://www.calcuttabrasserie.co.uk/
Summary – Overall, an excellent restaurant, albeit a bit pricey.
- Service attentive and friendly
- Nice selection of dips
- All main courses very good, Kori Gassi, Laal Maas, Mutton Mappas
- Very good rice, smallish portions
- Keema Nan very fresh, a bit short on filling
- Average pops, spicy ones slightly burnt
- Dip with Tandoori Jhinga starter did not add to the dish