Harden's survey result
“Superb Keralan food from chef Anand George” – formerly of Mint and Mustard – is to be found “in a surprisingly upmarket setting for a grotty Cardiff suburb”. The cooking is “refined and elegant, with delicate sauces”, and constitutes “a real gastronomic experience” – “without doubt some of the best food in town”.
Ignore the drab setting next to a Cowbridge Road East butcher’s shop, and take refuge in this vibrant dining room, where chef and author Anand George delivers “brilliant Keralan cooking” with nouvelle Indian flourishes; early-bird thalis are a new innovation.
It’s “not in a great location” (atop a shop on Cowbridge Road East – even fans “wish it was a nicer looking place”), but this haute-yet-trad curry house has a “strong sense of place and origin” and its “well executed, beautifully presented” fare is a “must in Cardiff”.
“I visit as often as I can, and I have always said I don’t like Indian cuisine!”; this popular curry house has a “slightly offputting location” (“over a shop on Cowbridge Road East”) but many continue to reckon its “posh” Indian dishes “by far the best food in Cardiff”.
|Wine per bottle||£18.95|
185a, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF11 9AJ
|Number of Diners:|
|Tuesday||5 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||5 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||5 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||5 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||5 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||1 pm‑9 pm|