Thali Tray Indian Street Food

It was snowing a blizzard last night, so I must admit I was regretting my decision to book tickets to a gig in Ouseburn, which was a long, icy trek down a steep hill from town. But I was pleased that I finally got round to trying this great little restaurant, which I have walked past several times since it opened, always with a hungry gaze.

Tucked under the bridge – which gives nice shelter to the outside yard, a colourful exterior gives way inside to a spacious, white-washed brick interior. We timed our arrival just right, before two large parties were about to arrive, but though the place isn’t massive, it has a fair amount of tables and, had the weather not been baltic, it would have been nice to eat outside near their open fire pit.

The menu is limited, but has vegetarian options. I should have ordered the custom thali tray (so I could get my dal) but went for one of the set options instead, which was actually very nice (the naan was particularly good). The place also does a range of decent beers from Newcastle Brewery, and the staff were lovely and took particular care over my nut allergy, which was nice. I would definitely visit again. Maybe in nicer weather, mind.

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Booze, biscuits and blankets

Sometimes I like to think of myself as an enigma, but the truth is I am actually boringly on brand with nearly everything. Which is evidenced by the gorgeous array of housewarming gifts and cards that I have received so far from my generous friends: the cards are VERY heavy on cats, and other than vouchers (which people think are boring but my god, are so helpful when you are having to buy a ton of stuff for your house, so trust me are MASSIVELY appreciated) the trend has been towards booze and biscuits – and today I got sent this beautiful blanket from a London friend because ‘it’s colder north of the wall.’ You guys…