Hunger, like credit card bills, punctured bicycle tyres, and dirty dishes, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the call of a bellowing belly with today’s Groupon: £12 for two courses of Indian cuisine for two at East Bar Lounge Grill.
Voted Best Indian Restaurant by the 2010 Oliver Awards, East Bar Lounge Grill is hotter than a tandoori clay oven, sizzling under the winning accolades for best starter and best main as awarded by The Leeds Guide, 2009. With a menu blending authentic with contemporary, the chefs have conjured up dishes exclusive to their own restaurant which have in turn won them their golden star pats on the back. A fully heated roof terrace attracts punters whatever the weather, while a sumptuous cocktail menu and entertainment provided by a live pianist and vocalist every night of the week helps to bring a little extra spice to experiences.
Dining pairs can start things off with the award-winning machli bahadur (£7.95), a dish of haddock and prawns marinated in herbs, spices, ginger and garlic. Mains can take the form of the papa sea bass (£15.95), which is marinated in masala sauce, cumin, and ginger and with a twist of lime, neatly served with fresh, new potatoes and papa sauce. For a taste of something fruity, pairs may want to sample the chicken tikka Kashmiri (£9.95), a dish of spicy chicken tikka cooked in a mild, creamy sauce and cooked with lychees and bananas.
East Bar Lounge Grill 7 Richardshaw Lane, Pudsey, LS28 6BN
East at Enigma 141-145 New Road Side, Leeds, LS18 4QD
East Bar Lounge and Grill is rated a generously-portioned 4/5 stars by Yelpers while GoDiners grade it a tasty 4.5/5 stars. Diners paid compliments for delicious dishes as well as pleasant and efficient service.
As for the service, it's excellent. Attentive and friendly and full marks all around. Now for the menu. This is vast! I'm talking more choice than you can shake a stick at and an amazing choice of vegetarian dishes.
– Melissa W, Yelp, Mar 2010
The plump chicken wings were succulent and excellently spiced, but better still was the outstanding Machkli tikka, soft fish fillets beneath a sensational Cheese-based coating. East has won an award – another one – for its starters, and on this showing, deservedly so.
– Yorkshire Post, Jul 2010