Well known for their fearless bravery and frankly frightening fighting spirit, Nepal’s Gurkhas are one tough bunch of hombres.
Take up today’s Big Deal with the Gurkha Cafe on Cockburn Street and you can taste the Nepalese and Indian food that puts a tiger in their tanks.
Today’s scrumptious Big Deal comes in two tasty varieties. The first option is for two people to share five tapas at lunchtime.
Ideal for a lunchtime break during a shopping trip or simply a great alternative to eating al desko in the office, choices include tapas such as butter chicken; garlic mushrooms and, one of the house specialities, chicken lollypops: deep-fried chicken wings marinated in Nepalese spices.
If you want the full Nepalese experience, try the mo:mo cha, steamed or fried dumplings.
2 course dinner
The second option is for two people to each enjoy a starter and main course from the a la carte menu with rice and nan bread to share.
With the exception of tandoori main courses and both seafood starters and mains, diners will have the run of the lip-smacking a la carte.
Team Big Deal is very fond of the chicken achari, made with a pickle masala and green chillies but we’ve also got a soft spot for the ginger kick of the lamb bhoona.
If we were going to choose a Nepalese dish then we would opt for the splendidly named Nepalese super dish: lamb coated in green chillies and coriander, served on a sizzling platter with a rich, dry sauce.
Red hot reviews
Whether you choose to visit the Gurkha cafe for lunch or dinner, you are in for a great time if these reviews are anything to go by:
‘Ab fab. What a gem this place is. Really knowledgeable staff and fabulously tasty food. Can’t recommend enough. Would drive the 50 miles from home to eat here on a regular basis.’ TripAdvisor review.
‘Good menu, good food, nice people in nice surroundings. Definitely would call again.’ Review from The List website.