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!