Monday 3 June 2024

Gurkha Garden in June


The table is booked! We'll visit the newly opened Gurkha Garden in Grayshott on Wednesday 12th June. In their own words

Our History

Welcome to Gurkha Garden, your premier destination for authentic Nepalese cuisine, available for takeaway. Nestled in the heart of Hindhead, Gurkha Garden brings the rich flavors and culinary traditions of Nepal to your doorstep, offering a unique and delicious dining experience that’s both convenient and satisfying.

At Gurkha Garden, we are passionate about sharing the diverse and vibrant flavors of Nepalese cuisine. Our menu features a wide array of traditional dishes, meticulously prepared by our experienced chefs using fresh, high-quality ingredients and time-honored recipes. From the spicy heat of our Khasiko Masu to the comforting warmth of our momo dumplings, every dish is crafted to transport your taste buds to the majestic Himalaya

This sounds like a new restaurant but it's not. Also despite the blurb, it really is in the middle of Grayshott, exactly where the Manzil, Gurkha Durbar and Himalayan Garden were. The history doesn't mention its recent predecessors but we understand that the leading characters - apart from the owner - are exactly the same. So we'll see some familiar faces when we visit!

As usual when we visit Grayshott, aperitifs will be at the Fox and Pelican from about 19:00 and then dinner will be at 20:00.  Please use the feedback form on the website or respond to this email to members to let us know if you expect to be there.

Looking forward to a great evening on Wednesday 12th!

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Himalayan Garden in October

 

The table is booked!  We'll visit the newly opened Himalayan Garden in Grayshott on Wednesday 11th October. In their own words
Himalayan Garden is the new incarnation of The Manzil, a beloved Grayshott restaurant that closed its doors after over a decade. Under the guidance of Ali, The Manzil was known for its delicious Indian cuisine, which won over the hearts of many.

While The Manzil may be gone, its legacy lives on. Himalayan Garden pays tribute to the flavours of the past while also exploring the intricate world of Nepalese culinary artistry. The result is a truly unique dining experience that is sure to please both old and new fans. The restaurant has undergone a meticulous refurbishment, prioritising your comfort, enjoyment, and safety.

As you step into our abode, rest assured that every detail has been thoughtfully considered to craft an ambiance that envelops you in warmth and culinary delight.
We've done a trial run and can confirm that the decor is tasteful, the food is very tasty, and we'll see some familiar faces when we visit. Just three of us tried it out but all nine dishes that we ordered were excellent. 

As usual when we visit Grayshott, aperitifs will be at the Fox and Pelican from about 19:00 and then dinner will be at 20:00.  Please use the feedback form on the website or respond to this email to members to let us know if you expect to be there.

Looking forward to a great evening on Wednesday 11th!

Thursday 7 September 2023

 

Restaurant pictureSpice Lounge in September!

The table is booked!  We had a great time at Dilli in Haslemere in August, and we thought we'd head back to Petersfield in September.  Although we went to the Spice Lounge in January, we're looking forward to another visit.  So please note: Tuesday 12th

We won't ask for the kulchi lamb this time - that's something that I just couldn't sort out over the phone without knowing numbers, but maybe we can plan ahead next time. 

I'm going to ask for feedback whether we should do more Wednesdays - at the moment the majority of our meetings are Tuesdays, like this one. 

Aperitifs will be at the Old Drum from about 7 pm and then dinner will be at 8.  Please let me know either by e-mail in response to this members' meeting notice or using the feedback page on our web site whether you expect to make it. 

Let's look forward to a great evening on Tuesday 12th!

Friday 4 August 2023

Wed 9th August - The Dilli, Haslemere

 


 

The table is booked!  The Dilli in Haslemere opened on Sunday 16th July, to great reviews. I celebrated my birthday there and thought it tremendous. The cooking is wonderful and the restaurant looks fantastic. It’s more expensive than BayLeaf or Madhuban, but this is justified by the cooking.

We have a table for 10 on the evening of Wednesday 9th August and Bishnu has agreed to do a fixed price menu for us - a bit more than our usual cost but it'll be great.

We’ll meet for aperitifs from 7 pm at the White Horse which is next door on Haslemere High Street. Dinner is booked for 8 pm.

Please let me know as soon as possible whether you expect to be there, either using the feedback page of the web site or in answer to this meeting notice e-mail.  We are absolutely limited to 10 by the size of the available table, so if you want to come and can definitely make it, please get your response in quickly, first come, first served.  Looking forward to a great evening!


Address and directions:
Restaurant: 24 High Street, Haslemere GU27 2HW 
https://w3w.co/hourglass.outwit.kebabs

Pub: 22 High Street, Haslemere GU27 2HJ
https://w3w.co/nerd.switch.passport

Central car park: https://w3w.co/twee.spare.amphibian

Friday 30 June 2023

Tue 11th July - Fewa Inn, Whitehill


The table is booked! We had a great time at the Bay Leaf in June, and we're looking forward to the opening of Dili in Haslemere in the near future.  We decided at June's meeting that we'll go somewhere else that's new in July, the Fewa Inn in Whitehill. This is a Gurkha restaurant in what used to be a pub under various names - it's been The Roadmaker, The Outback, and the Prince of Wales at various points in its history. 

 I went there last night for a recce and the waiter recognised me as he'd worked at the Gurkha Durbar at some point. The menu isn't as extensive as the Gurkha Durbar but I enjoyed my food and can report that non-alcoholic beer (Bavaria 0.0) was available. It's a large comfortable room with Nepali decorations and it has plenty of room for us. There's a decent sized car park at the back and plenty of on-street parking if that's full. 

Whitehill and the surrounding area are a little bit of a desert for pubs - although its population is bigger than both Alton and Petersfield, there's only one pub in town. So aperitifs will be at the Woodlark from about 7 pm and then we drive the short distance (0.3 miles or 2 minutes away) to the Fewa Inn for dinner at 8. 

Please let me know as soon as possible whether you expect to be there, either using the feedback page of the web site or in answer to the meeting notice e-mail sent to all members. To make sure we book enough places, please respond as early as possible, ideally by 8 p.m. on Sunday 9th. Looking forward to a great evening! 

Address and directions: Restaurant: 24 Petersfield Road, Whitehill, Bordon GU35 9BT. On the left as you drive towards Petersfield. What3words: https://w3w.co/hoped.thud.sugar 

Pub: Petersfield Road, Bordon, GU35 9AH. What3words: https://w3w.co/croutons.trials.wings