Spice Hut Review – February 2020
We headed to Deanshanger for tonight’s jollities. Luckily, one of our number is a born and bred Shangerite and so he had the requesite visa and ID papers to get us into the village. So we started off at the Beehive, which proved to be a popular and welcoming ‘old skool’ local. A great start to the evening.
Then, a short drive to the main event, the Spice Hut, located on the main Buckingham to Stony road. I’d not been before and was pleasantly surprised at the bright and moden look of the place. And it was comfortably busy, which is always a good sign. A friendly welcome from the staff and we were quickly seated at our table.
We started with a mix of popadoms which came with four bright and tasty dips. And, shortly after, to everyones delight, the waiter asked if we’d also like some lime pickle. Nice.
The starters all looked nice. I had the mixed platter, which consisted of chicken tikka, lamb tikka, sheek kebab and onion bhaji. I was impressed by the quantity (proper man size portions!) but the little bhaji tasted a little weird – cinnamon maybe? Plentiful Kebab.
Mains duly followed and, again, they looked pretty and were generous portions. I had Chicken Naga and it was delicious. The other dishes were equally good with one exception; one of our number didn’t enjoy his Jalori Lamb, it differed to how he expected, a little tough and not as spicy as promised.
Sides, breads and rices were good.
Overall, a fun night and a very pleasant meal.
|Excellent pops and pickles||Pawn Puree, not spicy and puree too heavy|
|Mixed platter a good choice||Tarka Dal, thick but not that tasty|
|Good portion of salad with starters|
|Chicken Naga, super hot and tasty|
|Lamb Razala, tender and tasty|
|Excellent Chicken Methi|