Review: Prashad

 

Prashad: 86 Horton Grange Rd, Bradford BD7 2DW.

Bradford’s remarkable Prashad may look unassuming – but its simple facade hides an extraordinary Indian vegetarian gem which has garnered numerous awards – including the plaudits of Gordon Ramsay.

Kaushy, Mohan and Bobby Patel have astounded the international stage with their tantalising dishes, visitors coming from across the continents to sample their stupendously lovely yet simple vegetarian food.

Prashad won Ramsay’s Best Indian Restaurant award in 2010, and was a finalist in the overall Best Restaurant category. It was also Yorkshire Life’s International Restaurant of the Year in 2010 and in 2011 won the Bradford Lord Mayor’s Civic reception honour for its exemplary food.

Our outstanding shared mixed starter  - complete with Dhokla – a savoury sponge cake steamed and garnished with a mustard seed dressing - was possibly the most inventive Indian food I have tasted.

My guest’s Massala Dosa, a large rice-flour crepe filled with cool coconut, alongside spicy lentil soup and yoghurt chutney was delectable.

But perhaps Prashad’s signature dish is the simple Special Chaat with yoghurt, tamarind chick peas and potato.

The Prashad Lounge, an overspill for those eagerly waiting to dine etc in the main bijou restaurant means Prashad can cater for 42 in total.

But despite the outstanding zing the food provides, the warmth of service – with a personal chat from Kaushy to all diners – brings home the true feel of S India to this gastronomic treasure.

The very personable Kaushy Patel, chef and mastermind behind the gloriously bijou and wonderful Prashad. You won't miss the lack of meat or alcohol - the dishes have it all.

This review will appear in the forthcoming Yorkshire edition of the 2011/2012 www.foodanddrinkguides.com. Pic courtesy of David Hickes (www.hickespix.com).

 

ENDS

Martin Hickes

 

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