Restaurant Review - Scarborough Tandoori

Fishie on a dishie

This must be Scarborough’s oldest Indian restaurant. It’s certainly got that venerable air, though happily the decor is modern – flock wallpaper a distant memory. It’s got bigger over the years too, providing a spacious atmosphere where once it was narrow and gloomy.

The fare is standard Bangladeshi, reliably good without ever getting too interesting. Four fish dishes catch the eye though, these are proper Bengali styles but using familiar types of fish like cod.

We tried two. Palak macher churchory is pieces of meaty cod cooked with ginger and spinach, and it’s tasty. The highlight though is moni puri machli massala, a type of fish found in Bangladesh cooked in masala sauce with lemon and garlic. Great stuff!
Puds are less exciting. You might think who cares after all that nan, ladies’ fingers, pickles and the rest.
But if just one of our local restaurants could produce a decent kulfi ice cream it would be worth an outing just for that.

Scarborough Tandoori, 48-52 St Thomas Street, Scarborough,
Tel 01723 352393

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