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Lea Cross Tandoori Restaurant

   

OFFERING authentic Indian cuisine in the heart of rural Shropshire and cooked from fresh local ingredients, the Lea Cross Tandoori Restaurant provides mouth-watering classical dishes.
The restaurant located in the former Lea Cross Tavern, a 1700s building on the A488 Shrewsbury to Bishop’s Castleroad, was refurbished in October.It now provides modern, comfortable surroundings within a relaxed atmosphere which creates the perfect venue for any occasion.
The venue caters for parties of up to around 70, and has smaller dining rooms for those private functions.
One of the restaurant’s attractions is its surroundings, in the heart of the country in a tranquil setting, with beautiful gardens and the more than 30 free car parking spaces. This really is a special treat just six miles from Shrewsbury, and only two miles out of
Pontesbury.
There is a licensed bar offering a good selection of wines and ales including Kingfisher, Worthington, Cobra and Stowford Press on draught.
The menu certainly lives up to expectations, with a variety of dishes to suit all tastes. Even children are in for a treat.
If you are willing to try something that is authentic then the tandoori dishes are not to be missed. The method of cooking is an ancient art handed down through many generations and is the speciality of their chefs. All tandoori dishes are cooked in the tandoori clay oven in individual portions. Only natural ingredients are used and little or no fat or oil is necessary – so those on a diet need not to be concerned.
However, if you’re looking to be inspired by the chefs and are happy to let them tantalise your taste buds then the specialities are the right choice for you. The chef’s fine balance of herbs and spices, blended with a variety of other natural ingredients to create a sauce, precisely complements and enhances the flavour of the meat, fish and vegetables. If the traditional dishes are for you, then take a look at the popular choices. These have been enjoyed by generations of curry lovers. Each and every individual chef has their own interpretation of how these dishes are prepared. From the golden age of British Indian cuisine nearly all curry chefs have stayed with the same formula.

For an evening to remember, or a takeaway that fulfils your expectations, contact the Lea Cross Tandoori Restaurant on 01743 386000.

The Chronical, Thursday January 7, 2016