Brimful of Asha at 12.45
Yesterday we were deciding on a venue for a colleague’s farewell lunch, many names were bandied around but in the end our location was ultimately decided by two factors...
1. We like curry
2. We were in a hurry
Taking into consideration points 1. and 2. the choice was as plain as a plain naan: Yep, you guessed it - Asha’s for a curry in a hurry!
This is a great idea for your busy office worker, and the clue's in the title - this lunch is delivered with haste, but doesn’t skimp on quality.
Asha's menu states that they aim to deliver your food within 10 mins of ordering and by jove they only went and did it (we timed it - 9m 23s phew close one) - this ensured we were back at desks within our 1hr curfew!
The curry itself is simple yet tasty – not too spicy not too mild (although you can korma it up with added yoghurt). There are 3 choices - vegetable, chicken or lamb and they vary in price form £6.95 – £8.95 - each comes with boiled rice, a soft drink or water, you also get a pot of mint yoghurt – or Raita if you want its official title.
I had, as always, the lamb with a full fat coke, and very tasty it was too. The generous portions of chunky lamb were tender and you get more than enough to satisfy a big appetite.
For £14.95 you can upgrade to the executive lunch, which includes a choice of kebab starter, a selection from 5 main courses with accompaniments and the opportunity for an alcoholic beverage!
As you may already know, the restaurant on Newhall Street is owned by the famous Indian singer Asha Bhosle, who was immortalised in the 1997 hit single 'Brimful of Asha' by Cornershop – I can’t help but sing this on every visit. The decor is contemporary and given our number we were gifted our own private dining room, which was a nice touch to proceedings.
As for working out the bill – this could be the downfall of the swiftness! Luckily I had the exact cash and legged it.
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