Review by EGANSMIND on Trip Advisor, December 2016: ‘Booked the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings on a Friday night in December at 8pm and most tables were already full.
Spicy lentil soup with rissole = Fantastic
Sea-bass wrapped in banana leaf with a Keralan style masala of shallots,
garlic and curry leaves, cooked in its own juices. Served with prawn risotto = Fantastic
I am not a big fan of fish dishes but this was tasty and just melted in your mouth
I didnt think the Prosecco Spumante worked with it though
Home-made samosa, curried chickpeas and chutneys | Ground lamb blended with spices and bread crumbed | Cardamom infused tikka supreme all very nice but the Tikka Supreme just made you want more !
I wasn’t too fussed about the wine pairing of Riesling Dr Loosen (Germany) as it was too sweet.
Slow cooked beef with chunks of tapioca and spices, salad leaves,
crispy beef, shallots and chilli relish and Naan was nice and spicy with a great kick to it and the Marques de Caceres Crianza Rioja (Spain) red was a superb partner. Loved this course.
Murg Makhni, Pilav rice, Naan – I wasnt expecting such a large portion but this was tasty and delicious and the wine pairing of Tabali Viognier Reserve Limari valley (Chile) was spot on.
I didn’t like the Blueberry Sorbet only because the blueberry was far too strong but thats just down to the individual
The chocolate filled samosa was great but I wasnt too fussed on the chilli infused creme brûlée but only because I love the normal creme creme brûlée so much that I wish it was just left as it was. Not a fan of sweet dessert wine Tabali, Late Harvest Muscat, LimarI valley, Chile.
The whole taster menu with wine pairings come to £65 per person which was excellent for the amount of food you had and more so the quality of the food. I think I will go without the wine pairings next time though so I can pick my own wines.
Overall this was one of the best Indian meals I have tasted and the second time I have visited Purple Poppadom. Cannot wait to go back to try something else’