Brighton's 'Indian Summer' has combined the two greatest English culinary traditions - the Sunday roast and Indian food - with the introduction of new tandoor dishes and live music on Sundays.
Most joints of meat are baked, rather than roasted but the Indian Summer roast meat on skewers in their tandoor oven.
My father was a traditional Indian man who had exacting standards and would demand his proper Indian tea made with cardamom and ginger at 7am. Without this he would be a very grumpy man and this rang true to his demand of real fresh Indian food everyday. My mum had her work cut out.
Thankfully she is an amazing cook who would be able to rustle up a chicken dish for my dad even though she is a strict vegetarian. She would get my brother to clean the meat and she would cook the spices and just had to smell the dish to see if it needed salt, chilli or garlic. The result was always perfect. Needless to say my father was very happyMinesh Agnihotri, co owner of the Indian Summer
Indian Summer has been pioneering authentic regional food from the sub continent for over a decade. The Brighton favourite is listed in the 'Top 100'’ restaurants in the UK by the Cobra Good Curry Guide 2103.
Three new dishes that have been added to the menu include: -
- Murgh Makhni - half a spatchcock chicken, marinated in Awadhi spices and served in a Makhni sauce
- Lamb Zafrani - slow cooked on the bone, serve-off the bone with a saffron sauce
- Goan Rump - a 9oz beef rump, marinated with red chillies and star anise served with peanut chutney
All tandoori roasts are served with their respective chutneys or sauces, jeera aloo, roast parsnips plus a bean and asparagus thoran.
The Sunday lunch menu also includes Thalis and street food dishes, which have been recognised by Pat Chapman (founder and editor of The Cobra Good Curry guide) as being among the best in the UK.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free versions are available on request.
The new dishes follow Indian Summer's philosophy of providing simple, healthy, delicious cooking with well-sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Using family recipes handed down through the generations, the cooking is kept fresh through constant innovation, creating new exciting dishes.
The consistency of Indian Summer's high culinary standards has been recognised with the award of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013. This prestigious accolade places the restaurant in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on the TripAdvisor reviews website.
For more information or to make a reservation visit www.indian-summer.org.uk