Friday, 12 August 2016

Bay Leaf - a most enjoyable evening

We chose Bay Leaf for our Curry Club meeting in August and arrived to find the place full apart from the table we'd reserved for 14 (though in the end only 12 of us made it due to a problem at air traffic control). As usual we asked the restaurant to make the choices for us; they did extremely well, featuring some times that were new to their regular menu along with some favourites.

A mixed starter included vegetable samosas, chicken tikka and mushroom kauchari (garlic crisp fried mushroom). Main courses were lamb garlic chilli masala, chilli chicken and Lawsuni Rawas (salmon cooked in the tandoor and then a thick tomato-y spicy sauce), accompanied by various dhals, rice and naans, along with an aubergine bhaji.  

Little was left - no doggy bags tonight - and the verdict of our members was "excellent food, great service considering the restaurant was so busy". We paid £28 a head including tip, and the drinks part of that was over £10 a head. So really good value too. A most enjoyable evening.

This review was originally posted on Trip Advisor, while watching Rugby 7s in the Olympic Games.  Re-posting it here has given me an opportunity to iron out the auto-correct whoopsies. 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

August meeting - Bayleaf, Grayshott - Wed 10th

The table is booked!  August's Curry Club venue is the Bay Leaf restaurant, Grayshott, on Wednesday 10th August.  We'll meet at the Fox and Pelican (front bar) for a gentle aperitif from about 19:30 and then it's a short walk to the restaurant, where dinner will be at 20:30.

Since some people may be away for summer holidays, we need to be careful to let the restaurant know just how many to expect.  Please try and let me know as soon as possible whether you expect to make it.  You can use the feedback page on the web site or alternately send an answer to the e-mail notice which will be going out to members shortly.

There's lots of parking at the pub or in the Headley Road car park just behind the bus stop opposite the restaurant (see map below). 

This is one of my favourites, not just because it's near to home, but because they do a superb chilli chicken dish which is extremely tasty without causing pain.  Looking forward a great evening!

Monday, 4 July 2016

The table is booked -ish!  Due to other priorities, I've had to do the reservation by e-mail, but at least  it's been done.  Aperitifs will be at the Red Lion from about 19:30 and then dinner is at Malabon at 20:30.  

John and Fiona have kindly agreed to be the organisers on the night.  Please reply to the members' e-mail notice or use the feedback page on the web site to let us know whether you plan to be there, and I'll let them know who to expect.  Have a good evening - I'm sorry to miss this one, but I'll console myself with an ouzo or two.   
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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Tuesday 14th June - Spice Lounge revisited!!

The table is booked!  We had such a good time at the Spice Lounge in April that we've decided to go back on 14th June.  This time it's a Tuesday meeting, but otherwise the details are as usual. We'll meet for aperitifs at the Old Drum at around 19:30 and then dinner will be at 20:30 at the restaurant. 

Just like last time, we need to know if members would like kulchi lamb to be ordered in advance.   In April, the chef did a great job by preparing the dish with a bit of kick to it; people seemed to like this very much.  If at least eight say Yes then it can be ordered, but we need to  know by Sunday 18:00 Please either use the feedback page on the web site or mention on your reply to the members' notice e-mail to let your preferences be known.  

Looking forward to a great evening next Tuesday!

Thursday, 5 May 2016

May meeting - Tue 10th - Chilli Nights

The table is booked - we return to Chilli Night(s) for our May meeting, on Tuesday 10th May, 7:30 for 8.  Due to the lack of a comfortable pub within walking distance, the table is booked early so that we can have aperitifs at the restaurant.  We were last there in November, when we enjoyed the food, lots of contrasting flavours, and generally had a great time. 

Members, let me know whether you expect to be there, either in response to the e-mail notice or through the feedback page on the web site.  There's plenty of parking nearby, either on Wey Hill itself, round St Christopher's Green, or in the free car park on St Christopher's Road (by Shahanaz).