Sunday 29 April 2012

Bay Leaf, Grayshott - 9th May

The table is booked! Our venue for May is the new Bay Leaf in Grayshott. Bay Leaf has been operating in Grayshott since October 2009, and has gained a reputation for delicious and beautifully-presented Indian and Nepalese food. Here's a review from 2010.

It moves to new, larger, premises at 2 Crossways Road on Sunday 6th May. This is the location of the former Kapadokya grill restaurant, which closed in January. Aperitifs will be at the Fox and Pelican, in the centre of the village, and just about 100 yards from the Bay Leaf. I've booked for 12 people, but there's room for more. Please e-mail or use the feedback form on the web site to confirm attendance.

[Update, 9th May]  We now hear that the new premises won't be ready until 20th May.  So we'll go to the original place after all.  

Looking forward to a great evening, see you on the 9th!

Web site
Old address: 18 - 20 Headley Road, GU26 6LB
New address: 2 Crossways Road, GU26 6HJ
presumably the phone number will transfer - 01428 608030

Friday 13 April 2012

Malabon -- 11th April 2012

In Petersfield on an evening of torrential showers, we timed our walk from the pub to the restaurant just right, and Malabon gave us a suitably warm welcome.

The evening started well, as there was a really good pickle tray including chilli and hot lime to accompany the papadums. We enjoyed a light mixed starter which arrived promptly and was all that we needed before a fine selection of main dishes.

These were Peshwari chicken, cooked with tomato and onion, Gosht Lajawaab - lamb cooked in spices and yoghurt with cinnamon in there somewhere, and garlic chilli chicken which was hot but very tasty too. King prawn bhuna was mild but delicious, and we also enjoyed chicken saag, along with aloo gobi and a choice of naans and rices. The restaurant put on an additional special dish not on the regular menu - Darjeeling chicken - mint-marinaded, cooked in a lively sauce, and very good indeed. Lots of great flavours made for a most enjoyable evening, with great service.

Here's the programme for next three months, subject to confirmation and bookings:
09 MayBay Leaf, Grayshott
13 JuneMadhuban, Liss
11 JulySpice Lounge, Petersfield

In May, we'll visit the Bay Leaf for the first time. This has operated in small premises in Grayshott for a couple of years, and I can vouch for its reputation for beautiful presentation and flavours of its food. Now it's moving to a bigger place, the former Kapadokya grill restaurant, closer to the centre of the village and the pub. Looking forward to it...

Tuesday 3 April 2012

April meeting - Malabon, Petersfield, Wed 11th

The table's booked - we return to Malabon on Wednesday 11th April, for the first time in 2012. We went there three times in 2011 and enjoyed every occasion. Aperitifs will be at the Red Lion, just a short stroll away, from 19:30, and dinner, as usual, will be at 20:30.

I've booked for 12, and space is a little limited, so please let us know whether you plan to be there or not by e-mail or through the feedback page of the web site. Looking forward to a fine evening!