"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."
Please notify staff if you would like to exclude pickle tray from your papadom order as in the absence of such instruction, the pickle tray is provided by default.
KING PRAWN PUREE
JAMES DAHL SPECIAL STARTERS
MURGH MIRCH FILLET
Chicken fillets grilled with special marinade comprising honey and mustard with spices and herbs
A popular Bangladeshi fish fried with light spices served with onions and garlic
Chicken tikka and sheek kebab cooked in a dry, special sauce served with puree
Chicken Tikka and sheek kebab, tandoori king prawn, salmon tikka and onion bhajee
MIXED STARTER (for 2 people)
Onion bhajee, chicken tikka, lamb tikka, and sheek kebab
VEGETARIAN MIXED PLATTER (for 2 people)
JAMES DAHL CONNOISSEUR CHOICE
A specifically selected dish prepared with intricately chosen spices and herbs together with tandoori chicken, minced lamb and spinach
Spring chicken or lamb cooked with fresh garden mint and various spices forming a sweet and sour taste
Slow cooked chicken marinated in light herbs and spices after which it is cooked in a mild sweet sauce
Mildly spiced mince wrapped in marinated chicken fillets cooked in tandoori and finished off in chef's special mild thick sauce, capsicum, red onions, and fresh coriander
ALOO GHOSHT MIRCH
Lamb and potatoes lightly simmered until meat is tender, with browned onion, tomato, ginger and green chillies, with freshly chopped coriander - slightly hot.
Chicken and tiger prawns cooked with specially prepared spices and herbs. A medium masala dish garnished with fresh tomatoes and cucumber and served with pilau rice
SAAG TIKKA SPECIAL
Marinated chicken cooked with fresh spinach with an extra touch of garlic to produce a popular, authentic dish. Served medium
Lamb shank slow roasted and cooked with butter, onion, garlic, ginger, sweet pumkins and garnished with coriander and amaranth.
These dishes are marinated with fresh herbs and spices and then barbecued in a special tandoori clay oven. Served with fried onions and fresh green salad
CHICKEN TIKKA OR LAMB TIKKA
TANDOORI KING PRAWN
TANDOORI MIX GRILL AND NAN
ALL TIME FAVOURITES
These dishes are universally recognised and have been enjoyed by generations of diners. Our careful selection of these dishes are prepared with the finest ingredients to bring out authentic Indian taste. Your chosen dish can be prepared with any of the following or you can create your own dish to suit your individual taste
Very mild and sweet in fresh cream, coconut and almond sauce.
Specially prepared medium curry cooked with pineapple
Cooked with fresh spices and herbs, garnished with tomatoes, onions and peppers, cooked in a thick sauce of medium strength
The most traditional and basic curry yet full of flavour made with fresh herbs and spices cooked in a medium hot sauce
Garnished with fried onion, red and green peppers in a medium strength thick sauce
A delicious combination of spices with lentils and pineapple; hot, sweet and sour
Cooked with fresh spinach and spices, medium flavour
Marinated with onions, tomatoes, herbs and selected spices cooked in a thick sauce, medium strength
Cooked with tomato puree and special spices to produce a hot sweet and tangy taste
Balti dishes are cooked with chunks of onions, peppers and tomatoes with freshly ground spices, creating a thicker, richer distinctive flavour. Served in a unique, traditional handi
A hot and spicy dish made with fresh herbs and spices cooked in a curry sauce
A very hot dish cooked with potato
All above dishes are available with the following ingredients:
CHICKEN / LAMB OR PRAWN
CHICKEN OR LAMB TIKKA
TANDOORI KING PRAWN
Biryanis are prepared with saffron flavoured basmati pilau rice and a special blend of spices. Garnished with tomatoes, cucumber and served with vegetable curry
CHICKEN, LAMB OR PRAWN
JAMES DUM BIRYANI
A unique blend of Persian spices with tender chicken or lamb cooked in a clay oven.
JAMES DAHL SEAFOOD SPECIALS
Delicately spiced aphrodisiac to compliment any palate. Served with herbs and spices
Sliced fillets of Panghas fish, cooked with garam masala and herbs. Served in a light tasty sauce, served with fried rice
Marinated king prawns grilled in the clay oven and cooked with roasted potatoes in a specially prepared sauce. A spicy dish
Shell on king prawns marinated with ginger, garlic lemon juice and selected herbs and spices. Cooked in a special seafood sauce exclusively created by the chef
Tail on king prawns cooked with onions, tomatoes and a hint of garlic in a semi dry sweet and sour sauce. Garnished with fresh coriander
BOMBAY SALMON TIKKA
A distinguished dish originating from the heart of Bangladesh. Consists of salmon traditionally cooked in a bhuna sauce prepared with marinated onions. Prepared exclusively by the chef.
JAMES DAHL HOUSE SPECIALS
Cooked in a rich masala sauce made with a delicate blend of aromatic spices and almonds with a touch of fresh cream. Mild
Cooked in a rich exotic butter sauce. Mild
A special dish prepared with red and green peppers, green chillies and chef’s special sauce. Fairly hot
GARLIC CHILLI MASALA
A specially prepared garlic and chilli sauce to create a tantalising unique dish. Fairly hot
Cooked with onions, garlic, peppers and Indian pickles to create a unique dish. Medium
Cooked with chef’s special sauce with mushroom, fried onions, peppers, fresh herbs and spices. Medium
Cooked in traditional, Bangladeshi style with entailing exotic naga chillies. Hot
Traditional Bengali dish cooked with highly flavoured spices and Bangladeshi lime to bring a tangy, spicy and exquisite flavour
The James Dahl House Specials come in chicken or lamb but are available with king prawns at a cost of
Can be served as a main dish on request
MIXED VEGETABLE BHAJEE
ACHARI BHINDI (okra)
BOMBAY ALOO (spicy Potatoes)
SAAG ALOO (spinach and potato)
SAAG PANEER (spinach and indian cheese)
DAL TADKA (lentils)
CHANA BHAJEE (spiced chick peas)
GARLIC AND CORIANDER NAN
CHEESE AND GARLIC NAN
STUFFED PARATHA (vegetable stuffing)
EGG FRIED RICE
MUSHROOM PILAU RICE
COCONUT PILAU RICE
Additional ingredients can be added to any dish of your choice ensuring a unique, bespoke taste.
Please Note: If you have any food allergies please consult a member of staff. If you follow religious/general dietary restrictions, please contact us and allow 24 hours notice so that we may prepare your dish accordingly.
BEERS AND CIDERS
4.45 (small 330ml)
COBRA BEER BOTTLE
Splendidly Indian, superbly smooth
5.45 (large 660ml)
Refreshing beer, crisp and aroma filled
Light floral, with spearmint traces complimented with pleasant vanilla.
COCA COLA, DIET COKE, LEMONADE,
Orange, Mango, Pineapple, Apple
Tonic Water, Slim Line Tonic, Bitter Lemon, Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Soda Water
SPARKLING WINE & CHAMPAGNE
PROSECCO, CORTE ALTA (ABV 11%)
Delicate and aromatic with fine bubbles. This wine carries lots of fresh peach, pear and an elegant zest.
LAURENT-PERRIER NV (ABV 12%)
Well defined, subtly rounded with expressive flavours. The fruit progressively emerges to reveal a finely balanced champagne displaying great length on the finish.
VEUVE CLICQUOT, YELLOW LABEL NV FRANCE (ABV 12%)
Still inspired by their motto “one quality – the finest”. Full flavour with a long and fruity aftertaste.
CUVEE DOM PERIGNON VINTAGE (ABV 12.5%)
Elegant and well balanced with subtle aromas of white peach, vanilla and white pepper. A fine Champagne!
LOUIS ROEDERER VINTAGE (ABV 12%)
A beautiful Cristal that is both precise and focused at the same time and generous on the palate.
Italy. This is a crisp white with invigorating citrus fruit. Honeysuckle meets pear drop notes for a balanced palate. Also comes by the glass: (£5.25 175ml) (£6.95 250ml.
1. SAN GIORGIO PINOT GRIGIO (ABV 12%)
2. SAINT DESIR SAUVIGNON BLANC (ABV 11.5%)
South of France. Green grass, asparagus and nettles are balanced by ripe lemon tones and a hint of passion-fruit. Dry and refreshing.
3. TERRA VEGA CHARDONNAY GRAN RESERVA (ABV 13.5%)
Chile. This is rich and mouthfilling with ripe banana, vanilla and apple flavours brought together by toasted undertones.
4. L’ABEILLE PICPOUL DE PINET (ABV 12.5%)
South of France. A youthful white wine full of lively lemon fruit and lime zest flavours. This wine has a bright and vibrant character.
5. FERNLANDS SAUVIGNON BLANC (ABV 12.5%)
New Zealand. Wonderful balance between tropical and herbaceous flavours. Gooseberry and green pepper mingle with mango and guava.
6. BERTHIER SANCERRE BLANC (ABV 12.5%)
Loire. Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry leap from the glass, along with hints of lime, chalk, and flint.
7. CHABLIS 1 ER CRU FOURCHAUME (ABV 13%)
Burgundy. The wines of the Premier Cru Fourchaume vineyard are noted for their rounded citrus flavours and fresh streak or minerality. At their best, such as this example, these wine approach Grand Cru quality.
8. CLOUDY BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC (ABV 13.5%)
New Zealand. Possibly the most prestigious Sauvignon Blanc in the world, it definitely lives up to its reputation. A wine full of fresh herbal aromas and layers of ripe guava and tropical fruit. Gooseberries and passion fruit on the medium-full body; the palate is succulent and crisp with a long flavoursome finish.
9. CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET 1ER CRU, GAGNARD DELAGRANGE (ABV 13%)
Burgundy. This Premier Cru White Burgundy is a complex, long lasting Côt Dor Chardonnay from arguably the best grower in Chassagne.
10. LADOUCETTE BARON DEL, POUILLY FUME
Chile. The wine delivers a solid core of concentrated fruit, hinting at blackberry preserves and damson plums. Also comes by the glass: (£5.25 175ml) (£6.95 250ml)
10. TERRA VEGA MERLOT, RESERVA (ABV 13.5%)
11. THREE REALMS PINOT NOIR (ABV 12.5%)
Romania. Romania may not be the first place you think of when you are looking to buy a Pinot Noir but this has all the classic bright red fruit flavours and spicy notes you would expect.
12. MARQUES DE LAIA RIOJA CRIANZA
Spain. Full of black fruit with hints of cocoa, clove, and cinnamon. Supple tannins tempered by lush sweet oak.
13. CAPILLO DE BARRO MALBEC (ABV 13%)
Argentina. An intense nose of plum and bramble. Fulsome on the palate, delivering a wave of ripe, fresh black fruit and mocha.
14. DOMAINE DU SABOT BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES (ABV 13%)
France. Packed with juicy strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit flavours. A bright and youthful wine with a fresh finish
15. ESPIRIT DE LUSSAC, LUSSAC ST-EMILION (ABV 13%)
Bordeaux. Juicy black fruit on the nose and cranberry nuances on the palate, tied together with a smoky sandalwood character.
16. BARON DE EBRO RIOJA RESERVA (ABV 14%)
Spain. Exhibiting luscious bramble fruit, partnered with a spicy complexity, herbaceous notes and flavours of liquorice.
17. MASI AMARONE CLASSICO COSTASERA (ABV 15%)
Italy. This Amarone is made by drying the grapes on bamboo racks throughout winter, after which the dried berries undergo a very long fermentation period of around 80 days in total, in a mixture of steel vats and Slavonian oak barrels. Immensely full bodied and complex, with intense and mature dry fruit aromas.
18. E.GUIGAL CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE (ABV 14.5%)
Rhone. A perfumed nose of blackcurrants, spice, black pepper and red fruits. Restrained yet powerful on the palate, well rounded with warming fruit and spice, integrated tannins and a long finish.
19. PENFOLDS BIN 389
Italy. A pale and delicate Rose with beautiful soft strawberry flavours, nuances of nectarine and perfumed floral notes. Also comes by the glass: (£5.25 175ml) (£6.95 250ml)
19. ADORNO PINOT GRIGIO ROSE (ABV 12%)
20. WHISPERING ANGEL
Provence. This beautiful salmon pink Provence rose has a very pretty scent of crushed strawberries, peach, rose-water an orange blossom. On the palate, it is wonderfully dry and crisp with delicate summer berry fruits balanced by citrus zest acidity and a deliciously creamy finish.
IMPERIAL 23CT GOLD
BACARDI CARTA BLANCA
CAPTAIN MORGAN RUM
WALKERS BLACK LABEL
CHIVAS REGAL 12 YEARS OLD
GLENFIDDICH 12 YEARS OLD, HIGHLAND MALT
JACK DANIELS TENNESSEE WHISKY
ARCHERS PEACH SCHNAPPS
BAILEYS IRISH CREAM
TEQUILA GOLD CUERVO
REMY MARTIN V.S.O.P
GREEN TEA, EARL GREY, PEPPERMINT, CHAMOMILE, SPICY DESI TEA
GULAB JAMUN WITH ONE SCOOP OF ICE CREAM
A warm, traditional sweet and spongy south-Asian dessert perfect for an after meal
Milky, rich cheesecake without a crust cooked with saffron, pistachio, and kheer, flavoured with cardamom.
Rich, creamy, delicious Indian dessert made with vermicelli, milk, cardamon, nuts and sultanas.
GENERAL SET MENU
The set menu is fixed per head and excludes drinks. The price is subject to circumstances so please call in to receive a quote. It is compulsory on large bookings during Friday and Saturday, and is optional for other days. The set menu is not available for small bookings and cannot be combined with the A la carte menu. Service charge may vary in price and status.
However, all of the above is subject to the discretion of management, and can be revoked or changed at any time.
Please find below the items that are included in the set menu.
Papadom and Pickle Tray.
Chicken Tikka, Lamb Tikka, Onion Bhaji, Sheek Kebab.
Any main off the menu. However, seafood incurs additional 4.95.
Choose from steamed or pilau
Choose from plain, garlic or peshwari.
This is for sharing on the table and management will be able to advise on choice and availability.
Management will be able to advise on choice and availability.