Friday 17 August 2007

Khans Brasserie - Midhurst

One E V Lucas wrote of Midhurst, ‘Sussex has no more contented town’. Plenty of today’s inhabitants at ease in low beamed Wheatsheaf pub where we congregated (an appropriate term - the place once served as an assembly for Roman Catholics) for drinks before the eating part of Augusts meeting.

Soon rumbling stomachs signaled dinner time. An easy stroll down main thoroughfare of the antiquated town centre to Khans kerbside brasserie.

In from the threshold to find dining room lit with a warm glow, carpeted and inviting.

Team put on a special meal for us. Few dishes actually from restaurant menu. Their efforts were roundly appreciated. Pleasant fare began with sheek kebab, ginger tinged chicken wings and delicious bhajia, light and fresh, luscious innards. Main dishes were of a similar strength but were different nevertheless. Lamb Chops, Chicken Thighs, good King Prawn Balti, onion gravy with subtle tang, moreish Lamb-Pumpkin dish of gentle, sweet, stewy consistency and a sour hint of green chilli. The best vegetable dish was a well executed chana dall that allowed peanut flavour of crunchy chic peas to prevail. Merits a return trip.

Willp2328 score: 6/10


JohnH said...

Not "on the house", but the sort of cooking they eat at home. Nothing too aggressively spicy, very tasty food that made a really good impression.

Anonymous said...

Yes you're right, my mistake! Makes it sound like we didn't pay...I will substitute 'on the house' for 'homestyle'!!