Fantastic Independent Indian Restaurant based in Sheffield City Centre that show their passion to serve tandoor inspired flavours and dynamic combinations. A warm & inviting place run by people that want to add that bit extra to their service and your experience as a diner.
We were kindly invited to try 400 Degrees’ food at a discounted price to help encourage others and spread the word about this lovely place and the delicious food they serve. I have to say we really enjoyed the food here and the time that the staff took to suggest dishes and converse with us, which I hear wasn’t just special attention, but is something you can expect here. Pride really shows in the service and the food at this restaurant.
A bright and vibrant venue, their brand and theme runs throughout the decor and differs massively to the usual red velvet & gold chairs and food trolley expected in most traditional Indian restaurants.
We received complimentary masala nuts (something a little different) and poppadoms with dips; the poppadoms like little nachos/crisps as opposed to the traditional circular ones you might see. Another small touch that will see this place stand out from the rest.
For our starters we went a Veggie dish of Samosa Chaat – A fried samosa topped with masala chickpeas, served with yogurt, mint chutney & tamarind chutney. This was also topped with pomegranate seeds which were a nice little added sweetness to the dish. This was a really tasty starter and something very different to the normal appetisers we would choose from. Great flavours and good presentation. We also tried the Chicken Mango Chaat – Sliced tandoor chicken tossed with diced mangoes and assorted vegetables. This was served warm and was more like a refreshing, Indian salad? It was packed with onions, which isn’t a bad thing for me, and was a great mouth-watering starter.
The Chefs Specials and Main Meals on offer all sounded amazing and there were a few quite creamy based curries but I was in the mood for spice that night! So I asked the staff for suggestions – something more tomato-based with a kick and she suggested both the Sabz Sangam – Mixed vegetables cooked with cumin seeds, turmeric various other spices and green coriander, and the Murgh Khada Masala – Diced chicken cooked with whole garam masala in a tomato and onion sauce. Both were superb recommendations – tomato-y, spicy and full of strong flavours, just what we wanted. I am absolutely not opposed to a veggie curry if the flavour comes with it and it fills me up and that’s exactly what it did. The chicken curry was also very succulent and flavoursome and even more spicy than the veggie dish, so I would probably order this again! We shared rice and naan bread as always.
For once we actually cleared our balti dishes! The portions were decent sizes, but because the flavour was so spot on and moreish, we ate the lot but didn’t get that horrible lethargic feeling after you sometimes get after a curry. I had a mango lassi as my refreshment as I am becoming a big fan of these but there is a wide range of alcohol beverages and soft drinks available here.We were also given a small dessert on the house! Which my dessert stomach could just about handle! A lovely piece of Gulab Jamun – deep fried dough dumpling in syrup, and some kulfi. This ended the meal very nicely indeed.
To top off the fantastic food and service here, the restaurant offer free meals to the homeless and in need every week for which diners can add £3.50 to their bill to contribute – such a lovely, thoughtful idea.
To find out more about 400 degrees, check out their website here.
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