Heart in Hand

Sector: Bourne End
Stardate: 19 October 2002
Event: Rich & Liz's birthday
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AMBIANCE Cosy

Decor: Used to be a pub - low beams and dimmed lights - very cosy.
Music: Indian Stock Aitken and Waterman.

SERVICE OK

Time to get served: Can't remember.
Favourite menu description: On the Raan-E-Guddsa: "Marinated lamb shank slow cooked overnight in a tomato & onion sauce, making the lamb so soft it falls off the bone, finished with brandy, served with vegetables of the day and lemon rice - Highly Recommended". Other descriptions were more brief.

STARTERS Good

Popadums & Chutneys: 5 dips: lime pickle, mango chutney, yoghurt, onion and that sweet red stuff: nice.
Lime pickle: Potent and chunky.
Onion bagees (2.75): 4 small balls "crispy and tasty" with salad and dips (yoghurt and red stuff).

MAIN COURSES AND DESERTS Very good

Lamb Tikka: "Sizzling! 4/5" (Christopoulos).
Chicken Madras: "Excellent but hot - my lips are burning, but I think I'll try a Vindaloo next time - 4/5" (Neale).
Chicken Korma Badana: "Quite nice - very green: lots of corriander; I prefer a straight Korma though."
Lamb Tikka Massala: "Generous amount of meat!"
Seafood Korai (10.95): "Pleasant, but mostly mussels."
Lamb Korai: "Moist and tender, very fulfilling" (Swift).
Aloo Mumtaz: "Nice, tasty: 4/5" (Dixon).

MISCELLANEOUS
Buffet option Egg-fried rice Sweet Lassi Liqueur coffees Hot towels Sweets with bill

Key: Yes No Too drunk to remember

FINAL VERDICT

Top place, well worth a visit. Cost us 26 each - not bad considering all the stuff we got. There's another good one in Bourne End the name of which escapes me - their speciality is the two "sweet balls" for desert. Took a while in coming and for some reason the waiter's eyes were watering when he delivered it. Anyway, we award the Heart in Hand 4 Cobras: