Jiei, the restaurants proprietor, greeted us warmly as we entered and put us in a corner seat, looking out over the whole restaurant. Laxmi's decor is inviting and well thought out and you get the sense that you are going to be treated well there.
The starters came. The papad were the soft variety (I'm a fan of the crispy type), but they went down well with two bottles of Kingfisher, though my friend had a bit of a gasp at the heat delivered from the heavily spiced masala garnish. The Tikka were a little dry but nothing that a squeeze of lemon and a bit of mint sauce couldn't fix. Overall, a nice little starter.