The Wheel, Rearsby

We are always eager to try new places to eat so on Saturday were excited to try a new place with our friends Mark and Sarah. It was Mark’s birthday and we had all been eyeing up a curry for a good while so ended up at The Wheel in Rearsby near Leicester.

This is a traditional English Pub but with a twist in that it serves only Indian food in the evening.

It was very busy (it was Saturday after all), all tables were full but we received a warm welcome and started the evening with a gin and tonic!

The menu was a little difficult to navigate and there were so many things to choose from that we were a little confused between starters and main course.

Nonetheless we received complementary (obligatory I would say!) poppadoms and pickles while we decided what to have. We started with a sizzling platter of starters as well as a deep fried vegetable that was new to us (the name has escaped me!). These were nicely presented and tasted good although the vegetable dish was a little bland.

We followed with a lamb jalfrezi (this was totally scrummy), a tomato prawn dish and then a chicken tawa, both of which were nice. The chapatis were well cooked and overall we finished up feeling full, satisfied and not much food leftover (always a danger when your eyes are bigger that your belly!).

Mark had a good birthday, we hope, and was very pleased with his Sterck Hot Stripe Apron which will be a must for those summer barbecues that will no doubt commence when the first rays of sunshine appear!

Overall a pleasant evening had by all with my next curry planned at the Spice of India in Syston (who deliver to my village – how fantastic!)

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