The other week my Mum, sister and I headed into Kingston for a dinner at Chakra. Based on the river, looking over one of the bridges in Kingston Chakra has an enviable location and great views!
When we arrived we were warmly greeted and shown to a table with a great view of the river. We settled in with a glass of fizz and then had a look at the menu.
The menu looked delicous! There were lots of dishes that I haven’t seen in an Indian restaurant before and they had a smaller menu than some which I hear is so they can concentrate on their key dishes.
We started with some papadams which were so delicious and not your average papadams! With some spicy and some plainer we enjoyed these with the chutneys. We ordered our starters and mains and got excited seeing all the food being delivered to other tables – it looked yummy!
Our starters arrived quickly and we were wowed with Punjabi Fish Fingers served with mint yoghurt, soft shell crab and Makhmali Lamb Seekh. We decided to share the starters so we could all try something different. We all had our favourites, but for me, the best was the Punjabi Fish Fingers.
After a delicious start to the meal we were excited to have our mains. We chose Good Ole Butter Chicken Tikka Masala, Chef Satya’s Nihari Lamb Shank and Goan Prawn Curry with rice and naan on the side.
All the food was absolutely delicious with wonderful fine spices, refined combinations and it was brilliantly presented. Sometimes I find that Indian meals make me feel very full and can be a little oily but the food here was cooked so well it didn’t leave any of us feeling uncomfortable and wasn’t oily in the slightest.
The interior space at Chakra is beautiful with stunning mirrors, blue tones and lots of fairy lights outside looking over the river. It really is a wonderful restaurant and we’ll be back!
*We were offered a meal in exchange for a review*