Sitaaray

What a fabulous find! I’ve been curious to try this Bollywood themed restaurant for a while now and I only wish I’d gone sooner.

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Sitaaray – Lardbutty restaurant of the month

The walls are covered in Indian movie memorabilia and a flat-screen TV, making a striking first impression to make you smile as you walk in.

The layout has a feel of a Swiss alpine hill hut, with tables to seat about 34 covers on the main ground floor area, and two wooden-railed staircases leading up to segmented platforms with further seating.

Sitaaray (meaning ‘stars in the sky’) offers several lunchtime and early-bird dining offers. On my visit, they were offering the unlimited menu (normally £22) for £16 per person. It’s a taster menu, with each course freshly cooked and brought to your table and you can ask for more of anything. It was all superbly cooked and served, and while each portion doesn’t over-face you, they collectively fill you!

Unlimited kebabs and curries menu – normally £22

~ Saunfiyani Tali Machi – Crispy batter fried fish flavored with dill leaves
~ Adraki Paneer Tikka – Grilled Indian cottage cheese spiced with ginger and green chillies
~ Methi Makkai Kabab – Fresh fenugreek and sweet corn kabab cooked on iron plate
~ Dal Makhni – Buttery black lentils simmered for 14 hours, finished with tomatoes, ginger & cream
~ Assorted Breads – Naan, Parantha, Peshawari Naan
~ Malai Chicken Tikka – Creamy cheesy cardamom flavored chicken morsels
~ Chicken Achaari – Char-grilled chicken morsel flavored with pickling spices
~ Lamb Shikampuri – Pan fried ground lamb kabab stuffed with coriander, onion and chilies
~ Lamb Seekh – Juicy lamb mince kabab topped with red onions and coriander cooked in tandoor
~ Angaar Ke Murg – Traditional char grilled chicken legs in a spicy red marinade
~ Dal ki Tikki – Crispy fried kabab made of lentils flavored with fennel seeds and curry leaves
~ Chicken methi masala – Chicken cooked in onion and tomato gravy flavored with fenugreek
~ Subz Palak Miloni – Seasonal vegetables cooked with cumin, chilli and garlic tempered spinach
~ Day Special Pulao Rice
~ Raita, Salad, Bombay mix, Chutneys, Achar, Papad

Take a look inside Sitaaray and see the food for yourself:

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: Indian
~ Menu/price: Non-veggie dinner menu
~ Postcode: WC2
~ Nearest station: Covent Garden, Holborn
~ Website: Sitaaray website
~ Location: Sitaaray map
Media: YouTube video on Sitaaray

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