There’s setting the bar high - and then there’s Ambar. Claiming on its website to be ‘a unique restaurant unequalled by any other restaurant’, can it ever meet such a standard?
Well, our dishes were ready for collection within 45 minutes of ordering, and everything was boiling hot and fresh from the kitchen - a decent start, at least.
Starters were excellent value - two giant onion bhajis each, suitably crisp and lightly spiced - while the chicken methi boasted generous chunks of tender meat in a tomato-rich sauce, but fell short of being even ‘medium hot’ as promised.
The lamb karahi was better, with a notably gingery flavour and plenty of green peppers.
Pilau rice, garlic naan and a side of simple mixed vegetable curry rounded out a perfectly pleasant - but maybe not unequalled - Indian feast.
Star ratings out of five: Food: 3, Service: 4, Value: 4.