For an affordable, spicy family meal in comfortable surroundings in the centre of Nottingham, you could do a lot worst than tamatanga in the Cornerhouse complex off Theatre Square.
We stopped in as guests of the management and enjoyed a range of well spiced dishes.
The kids played it safe with generous bowls of fresh fruit and veg batons, which went down a treat.
Mark and I shared poppadoms to start, served with a selection of chutneys. The apple chutney was by far our favourite – crisp, sweet and spicy.
Again, the kids steered away from spicier options and were very happy with their fish and chips and battered chicken wraps, which came in generous portions with good sized side salads. Neither managed to finish their plates.
Mark went for a naan bread and a classic chicken tikka masala, which he described as creamy and well seasoned.
I opted for a baigan masala – aubergine cooked with tomatoes, onions, garlic & cumin. It came with a huge portion of rice and a side salad.
The texture of the aubergine was perfect and I ate almost all of it despite feeling rather full because it was just too tasty to go to waste. When we go back, as I’m sure we will, I think I’ll struggle to order anything else.
The kids managed to find room for dessert, polishing off their ice creams with enthusiasm – we were too full to contemplate a sweet!
In total for three starters, four mains, two desserts and four drinks, the meal cost came in at £48.45 – a very reasonable cost for the portion sizes and food quality, I feel.
The meal was complimentary for the purposes of this review.