Tandoor House

Tandoor House is tucked around the back of the shops in Kingston, on Kennedy Street. I’ve been there quite a few times over the years. Both the food and the service have been hit-and-miss.

Last night Mel, Sebastian and I had dinner there. We had some veggie samosas, saag paneer, aloo gobi, a side of dal tadka, some naan, raita and mango chutney. We agreed to get mild versions of the saag paneer and aloo gobi to avoid overwhelming Sebastian. The saag paneer tasted excellent with lots of fresh spinach but it didn’t contain much paneer. The aloo gobi was pretty ordinary – I think we’ve cooked better at home. The dal was OK but uninspiring. The breads and sides were good.

I’m going to regard this visit to Tandoor House as a miss. Although the service was very friendly, it also took 40 minutes between ordering and having our mains served. That would have been OK if the food was inspiring or even perhaps if the place was busy, but neither of these were true.