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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Restaurant Review: Zumbura

So last night's dinner was amazing.

Egg curry, daal and numana
Initially, we couldn't decide where to get food from. It had got to Friday night and, as usual, we'd been super disorganised and not booked anywhere during the week. All the decent places are always booked up by the time you get to Friday so we were resigned to the idea of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (which is perfectly fine, but now how I visualised completing my first half term at school).

Happily, that didn't happen. We popped into a brand new restaurant around the corner from where we live called Zumbura on the off chance they had a spare table. They didn't but they asked if we minded sitting at the bar to eat. We didn't mind at all so we crammed ourselves in between two couples.

The restaurant
The bar where we sat and our amazing waiter!
Wow what a meal. Zumbura specialises in making tapas style Indian dishes all exceptionally well priced. We were hungry and just about ordered everything. All the dishes were  amazing, but the egg curry and lamb on the bone curry were exceptional.

Delicious lamb curry. The meat fell right off the bone
I love meals like this where you get to try lots of different flavours. A big plate of pasta is my nemesis because I get so bored half way through eating it. There were no such concerns at Zumbura, my taste buds were left tantalised after every mouthful.

Aloo tikia
Our salad
We couldn't resist some after dinner cocktails in the form of 'scorched nuts' a concoction of Frangelico (hazelnut liquor), Amaretto and lemon (our personal favourite) and a second star anise flavoured hot cocktail.

The amazing scorched nuts cocktail
The cardamom creation in all its creamy goodness
My non-alcoholic pink jewel mocktail
Although I was stuffed, I couldn't help ordering dessert in the form of mango sorbet, pistachio and cardamom ice cream. The mango and cardamom were sublime, but boy was the pistachio out of the world. To quote M: 'it tasted more of pistachio than an actual pistachio.'

Pistachio and cardamom ice cream
Mango sorbet
The ambiance and decor of Zumbura are equally amazing, but a special mention must go to the waiting and bar staff. So friendly and knowledgeable - their recommendations for both food and drink couldn't be faulted.

Zumbura is a real find in Clapham. We ate during it's 'soft opening' where they're supposed to be ironing out any little problems, but what faults? We couldn't spot a single one. You should get down there fast, before the secret's out and it's impossible to get a table at.

1 comment:

  1. I would say the Indian food in Australia was average to below average, there seemed to be a lot of oil in my 2 dishes, flavors really did not stand out at all. I eat out a lot and have traveled all around Australia and overseas I have had much better Indian meals in Australia and overseas.