42 Dudley Road, Stourbridge, DY9 8EA Tel: 013…
This venue was recommended to us as a potential Bengal Fusion beater in the Lye – Its not, but it is rather good.
These days, a lot of the restauranteurs are taking advantage of the sad closure of many of our midland (or is it national ) public houses, and this balti house resides in the converted ‘Swan with Two Necks’ pub on the Dudley Road, on the way from Lye to the Merry Hill Shopping centre.
The food is well presented and the quality is up there. I chose a Nargis Kebab starter which was OK, the mince a little dry but very edible.
I followed this up with a Chicken Tikka Mattar -Chicken and Keema curry -yum!
Its very bright inside, and I suppose as its quite ‘open plan’, its not so suited maybe if you want a romantic meal for two -but I could say the same for Bengal Fusion, and thats great too, so no points docked. I think its more suited for family/friends parties, which is just what we were having.
Of special note, I must mention the popadums -some of the lightest, crispiest I have had in a while -do try.
The fish tank is centre piece in the main dining area -but no, you can’t pick your ‘Tandoori Fish’ from there. Nice tropical fish though, which seemed to attract the attention of the children in the restaurant.
The service was excellent, not that slow, and neither did we feel at all rushed, considering our visit ocurred on February Saturday night.
Althought its a converted pub, its unlicensed so take your own alcoholic drinks in if you wish.
Overall, not bad at all.