Mumbai Lounge – Shiptonthorpe, East Yorkshire

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This slightly hidden gem of an Indian restaurant based near Pocklington in East Yorkshire served us up some of the most delicious curries we’d had! Definitely worth a visit if you’re local or ever passing by.

Whilst we were on our “staycation” a few weeks ago in Foggathorpe, North Yorkshire, we really fancied going out for a “local” curry. There wasn’t a lot of choice for a Monday night in that area but I remembered passing Mumbai Lounge the day before after driving to our lodge from Pocklington. From the outside the restaurant doesn’t look like much however don’t judge a book by it’s cover! We did a quick TripAdvisor search and this place had lots of good reviews so we went ahead and booked it.

When we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome and walked through to the large, clean and smart dining area. The menu is vast here but offers many tasty sounding dishes from your traditional curries to various specialities. The menu also has a section detailing which wines can be best paired with which types of Indian dishes contrary to the belief that wine doesn’t necessarily go with this type of cuisine – it was an interesting read! We decided to stick with our usual pints of Cobra to wash our food down with though.

As always we started off with poppadoms and pickle tray, one of the dips was a mixture of pickled beetroot, onions and carrot which I particularly liked! We decided not to fill up on starters so went straight to mains;

I went for the SHALIMAR KHARNI – Chicken breast cooked with diced mixed peppers, spring onions, garlic, ginger and coriander, delicately flavoured with a touch of cream. (Medium to hot). MASSIVE chunks of chicken that just fell apart, and a strongly spiced curry – this was delicious.

Ben chose the SOUTH BENGAL GARLIC CHILLI – The recipe is hundreds of years old. Cooked with fresh sliced garlic, fresh green chillies and plum tomatoes, garnished with coriander. (Hot taste). He chose the lamb that again just melted in the mouth. Very garlicky and had a great kick to it.

We went with a side of Matar Paneer and shared rice and a garlic Naan. All of the food we received was cooked well and as at most Indian restaurants the portions were large so we didn’t quite manage everything but every bit was delicious.

Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll get to visit this venue again unless we are in the area but for anyone that is or is planning a trip around the Shiptonthorpe/Pocklington/Market Weighton area I HIGHLY recommend you visit this curry house. Check out their website here for more!

Get yourself booked in here and let me know what you think!

Happy munching


Jen @jensfoodblog




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