Tandoori Palace – Queenstown, New Zealand

We wandered around for ages trying to decide where to eat. I felt like pasta, but Martin felt like Indian. We eventually went back to this place because we figured we would probably end up eating Italian the next night! We ordered the mixed entrée which was huge – samosas, bahji, potato cakes and something else. It was all quite yummy, once I had de-pea-ed everything of course! For our mains we ordered the vegetable jaypuri, malai kofta and a side of dhal makhani, along with raita and two garlic naan. And a bottle of Villa Pinot Gris to wash it all down! The food was ok, the malai kofta was very different to any that I have had before, the jaypuri was pretty good and the dhal was a little average, but the garlic naans were great – hot and crispy and you could really taste the garlic! There was so much food, and there was no way we could finish it all – we didn’t even try! I think that this place might have been a chain – they seemed to have two or three restaurant addresses (in different towns) listed on their take away menu. This always disappoints me – not that I don’t like chains, it is just that I prefer to eat somewhere that does more authentic food rather than food that may be catered to the masses.