As soon as I entered the place, I knew I was in business. Sitting at a large table were a group of Bangladeshis, who I found out later were VPs and heads of banks. Sitting at another table were an Indian family, so I knew I was in good company. When the waiter came over, I chanced my arm at a recommendation – we've been trying this more and more on JIMC recently and it has reaped some impressive results. The waiter immediately recommended mutton dopiaza, and I took him up on it – extra hot, of course. Compared to what I had had at lunch the previous time, it was miles apart: the mutton was soft and the gravy deep and flavourful. The meal also came with chapati (two pieces), and a rice that was a mix of Japanese rice and basmati (just stick to the basmati, please!). All in all a very nice dinner.
After chatting with the guys on the next table for a while about a the history of Britain and Bangladesh, we embraced and exchanged some warm words – if anything can bring people from different cultures together, it's the love of food – especially the variety that (literally) warms the heart. The staff of this restaurant were lovely too and I'll be popping in again on my way home. I'm sure it'll be my go-to place from now on. Well, unless McD's starts doing curry burgers.